Sunday, March 27, 2011

China Finds

Rosenthal pattern Garden Caprice with scalloped edge by Selep Imaging
Rosenthal's Garden Caprice pattern with scalloped edge
There is a sign I love at one of my favorite stores.

My grandma used it, 
My mom threw it, 
And I bought it.

Rosenthal German China pattern Garden Caprice by Selep Imaging
Rosenthal's Garden Caprice pattern with scalloped edges

So fun and true for me!   
The sign is at my favorite consignment shop, Legacies, Ltd. in Fox Point, Wisconsin.  The shop features fine antiques and collectible treasure and furniture. 

Caverswall China April plate by Selep Imaging
Caverswall china 'April' plate


The turnover at Legacies is fast, so visiting every month or so is like visiting a different antique store, with items beautifully displayed.  I think most pieces displayed are washed and cleaned, dusted, etc. as well.  Every month the price on remaining pieces drops 15%, so older items are discounted.  If you really want a piece, buy it quickly, otherwise you can hope the price will drop when you next come in, if it is still there. 


Caverswall China April month plate back
Shopping at Legacies is an adventure in finding treasure.  The three plates I am showing in this blog post are plates I bought at this store.  The two Caverswall china 'month' plates were under $10 (I know I got both discounted - they hung around for 1-2 months).  The Rosenthal plate was probably $12. (Full price, I bought it the first day I saw it.) 


Caverswall China June month plate by Selep Imaging
Caverswall china 'June' plate



After I have bought an item, I sometimes get around to researching the piece on-line (usually for a blog post ;)  

Caverswall China June plate back
I haven't seen all of the other months from the Caverswall monthly plate series (from 1981-1982), and I am not going to go out of my way to collect them, but I enjoy the two I found.  The color and graphics are so fun.  The backs of the Caverswall plates have quite a bit of information on them.  Apparently the plates were inspired by an illustrated book.  Read the back inscription - it's funny how many people wanted their name on the back, and it makes it harder to find these plates on eBay. 

Replacements.com indicates the Rosenthal Garden Caprice pattern was discontinued around 1930. I love the exuberance of this plate, but I really wouldn't have the space (or money) for a full set, so I am happy to have this one plate.

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15 comments:

The Tablescaper said...

What beautiful finds. I too would have paid full price for that plate. It is gorgeous and full of detail. An exceptional find. The calendar plates are beautiful. Is that a typo in your post about the date they were made? They look more like the 1880s and not the 1980s.I wish I had a thrift shop like that near me!

Thanks for bringing your wonderful treasures to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness! What beautiful china! I love it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen said...

They are beautiful! Great finds. Here from Seasonal Sundays!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Incredible finds. Wouldn't you just love to have all 12 of the months plate. They are gorgeous. ~~Sherry~~

Karen said...

I love your plates!! I am amazed at your self-control. I would want ALL of the set of china. I can see a lovely luncheon or tea with tiny sandwiches, fruit congealed salad, olives... well, you get the picture.
I'll be back. I'm a dish lover and your newest follower!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Shirl said...

Very pretty xxx

Kathy said...

Oh my! That's a gorgeous chintz pattern - so glad you've bought it - I have never seen the month plates before - they're beautiful!
Kathy

salmagundi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog to comment on my brown transferware. I'm aware of Nancy's blog, and read it regularly. I'll check back on her posts to reread about the aethesetic transferware. Thanks for the heads-up. Sally

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh my gosh!!! That's Country Diary!! I didnt' know they made china with Edith Holden's artwork!! What a find!!! LOVE it!! I'm going to have to look for this now.

GardenofDaisies said...

I just did a post that links back to you. Also I am your newest follower. :-)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there- your plates are so pretty~ such great finds!! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Anna said...

Great finds, sounds like a great shop, too.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Oooh, I love browsing shops like that. You just never know what treasure might turn up.

Thanks so much for joining the linky fun. See ya next time.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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