Sweet vintage dishes.

When we registered for our wedding, I just couldn’t bring myself to register for any china. $50 for a place setting? For some generic pattern that has no character? No thank you! I had seen way too many sets of beautiful vintage china that would have cost $50 for the whole shebang.

I found this set a couple of weeks ago at a thrift store.

china collage

Sweet blue dandelions, silver-rimmed edges, aqua-lined interiors…what’s not to love? I paid $8 for the 7-place set.


November 25, 2015 - 5:14 pm

heidi I am the same – I have been married for several years but if I could redo my wedding registry I would direct everyone to thrift stores (with some careful hints of course!):)

January 7, 2016 - 3:10 pm

Lara Jo Heidi, that is such a great idea — thrift stores should consider bridal registries! And antique malls, too. I would have LOVED that. Thanks for stopping by!

June 4, 2016 - 11:24 pm

Carrie This is china from Taylor, Smith and Taylor called Blue Lace, circa 1958. Came upon a sugar bowl with lid at an antique shop for $1 recently. It retails for $42 on Replacements.com
Seven place settings would be worth a few hundred dollars to the right buyer! What a steal! I thought the flower was a dandelion, but after researching, I believe it is Queen Anne’s Lace, hence the name.

July 5, 2016 - 9:56 pm

Lara Jo Thanks so much for the info, Carrie! I never did track down the maker, and I think I sold those while I was still in Chicago and selling at the vintage bazaar. Should have held on to them until I found out a bit more info, looks like! Thanks again for stopping by and commenting!