Sunday, November 21, 2010

Harvest Plates

Golden Crown Bavaria Harvest china plates photo mosaic by Jeanne Selep Imaging
Golden Crown Bavaria Harvest plates detail
Today I am making a Thanksgiving photo mosaic from a set of plates I got at a recent estate sale.  I like the colors on the plates, which I bought because it rounded out my fall plate collection.

Golden Crown Bavaria Harvest china plate
Golden Crown Bavaria Harvest plate detail

Click on the image above to see it larger.  Look at how the ink was put down as dots and lines art.  I like the detail. 

Golden Crown Bavaria Harvest china plate
Golden Crown Bavaria Harvest plate
The plates are labeled on the back "Golden Crown, E&R; Bavaria Germany".  The date on the label is 1886, which I think is the date E&R started out.  Quick internet research revealed that the E&R stands for Ebeling and Reuss of Pennsylvania.  The internet indicates Ebeling and Reuss started using the blue stamp possibly in 1955.  My plates probably were manufactured in 1955-1960 in Germany at the Carl Schumann factory.  The Carl Schumann factory closed in 1994. 
The plates are 7.75 inches in diameter with a .25 inch band of gold on the edge.  The colors glow.  The plates in my set (I have 7 different designs) come from the Orchard and Harvest series.  

Click on the images to see them enlarged.

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I am linking up to these memes:
This is my 8th entry to Mosaic Monday (I was entry 27 of 89+)
House of Grace for Twice Owned Tuesday (I was entry 38). 
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays (I was entry 46 of 104+). 
Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday (I was entry 140)
Laurie for Bargain Hunting and Chatting (I was entry 11)
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration (I was entry 42).  
Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingies Thursday (I was entry 28).
French Country for Feathered Nest Friday No 10 (I was entry 36)
Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday (I was entry 11).
Jessica for Favorite Things Friday (I was entry 38). 
My Cottage Charm for Trinkets and Treasures (I was entry 3).


Unknown said...

wow- how gorgeous- how clear are your photos- I loved your plates in your cpuboard!
Have a great Thansgiving!


Carol said...

Very pretty plates, they make such a beautiful mosaic!

Vee said...

They are beautiful plates and perfect for Thanksgiving and autumn. I'm going back to enlarge the photo to look for the way the ink was set down.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Love your plates. They are like little paintings.

KimMalk said...

What a pretty mosaic. I love all of your plates, what a great deal. Your hutch is very pretty, too ;).

Mary said...

Oh, how beautiful! Thanks for sharing your wonderful finds at MM. :)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous plates. Glad they found a home with you, and thank you for sharing thier beauty and history.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh My Gosh! They are gorgeous! Love the colors and the designs are so beautiful. Your mosaic of them is just stunning. Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things. laurie

My Cottage Charm said...

Hi Jeanne! Thanks so much for linking up, I love seeing yours stuff! :) You do have a lovely set of plates and a great eye for a nice find!
Thanks for your sweet comment on our little sweet pea, she is precious and we got to spend Thanksgiving day and the day after snuggling her! What a joy!
Have a great weekend my friend!
Missy :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful plates and so much detail! I love how vibrant the color and designs are~Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Wow, Jeanne! That mosaic is wonderful! You could print it in a large format and frame it for your wall.

Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to having you join me each week.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Barbwire Pretty said...

Wow!!! You are having to much fun. Is that possible? I too love old dishes and here is a little poem I wrote that you might like.
A little piece of England

There's a little piece of England
Upon my kitchen shelf,
Where flowers bloom and secrets hide'
Oh the stories I tell myself.
Of how this little plate has travelled,
Over the wide blue sea,
Where it has been and what it has seen,
Are mysteries to me.
It has dined at so many tables of families young and old.
Christmas, thanksgiving and birthdays the thought to me is gold.

Ma's Apron Strings said...

I have a set of four with the matching tea cups. They are gorgeous. You took some beautiful photos.