Thursday, August 13, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday - and Thrifty Thursday - Pine Cone Dishes

It is time for Vintage Thursday Thingee - so I've been going around my house photographing dishes - oh what a lot of dishes I have to photograph. Please join us at Coloradolady, where Suzanne is our hostess, to see vintage thingies! I thought I would start with my pine cone dishes - I love anything to do with pine cones - anything - I have baskets of them in the house - and pine cones on many, many dishes. I've gotten almost all of them at thrift stores or yard sales - and one or two from ebay - that I just coudn't resist.

Since everything was from thrift stores or ebay - I thought I'd share with the group over at
Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday!


I have an old egg basket full of cones we have collected . . .

And a punched tin basket - great for the holidays . . .


There are shelves full of pine cone dishes . . .

And more shelves . . .

And yet more shelves . . .

They all live in this china cabinet in the living room - along with some other vintage things and a flock of white chickens - a story for another time . . .


I love this teapot - it is for left handed -


Or right handed - isn't that just handy? Pine cones on both sides . . .


There are stacks of plates - and platters and these two sizes of bowls . . .


I love the big flat soup bowls - these are great for chilly winter nights and a big pot of soup . . .


And don't for get the salt and pepper . . .


And a wonderful deviled egg tray that our son gave me for a gift one christmas . . .


I even have the tiniest little children's tea set . . .


The cream and sugar are just precious . . .

I like the pattern on the tea set - it is one of the things I got on ebay - to celebrate a new job . . .

So what is your favorite set of dishes? Or do you have more than one favorite?

30 comments:

Lynda Naranjo said...

What a wonderful assortment of pinecones!! I love using them as winter decorations. Thanks for sharing!

Crispy said...

Love you pinecone stuff, especially that teapot for both right and left handed pourers, what will they think of next!! ROFL

Crispy

luv2quilt2 said...

I love your mini set. I collect mini teasets and mini tea cups. However, I don't have anything with pinecones; they're all floral.

Linda B said...

Love the pinecones. I love dishes, and if I had my way, I'd be collecting them. They would just have to go in storage at this point.
My favorite dishes are my apple dishes. They go well with the old farm house.

Patti said...

what a unique collection - I don't know anyone who collects pinecones!

Candace said...

Yikes - I love your collection! I've wanted to collect pine cone dishes for years - how wonderful that you have all those pieces!
Cheers!

CC said...

How wonderful..I love your collection. The dishes are so pretty.. Happy VTT and have a lovely weekend.

Keetha Broyles said...

I remember pine cone dishes like that and that salt and pepper - - - oooooo la la!!!

~~Carol~~ said...

Oooo, I love pinecones too! I have that platter on the left in pic #4, and I have a stack of saucers too. All of your pinecones are gorgeous!

Barb said...

I wish I had my things out of storage..I have some fun dishes as well and I think I have a few pine cone plates ....I enjoyed your blog today.

Lemondrop Marie said...

My mom used to collect those white chickens, they are great! Who produced those pine cone dishes, they are really so sweet!

Kammy said...

Love those dishes and how you have it displayed !
Kammy

Ruby said...

I don't think I've ever seen pine cone dishes! Lovely. Especially the child's tea set. Great post. :)

Purple Pam said...

Your pine cone collection is great! We are looking for moose things. Our daughter brought us some dishes with outdoorsy things with moose and deer, but not the whole set. So.....I am looking for the rest.

Christina said...

I don't know that I've ever seen any pine cone dishes before and now I'm in love. Wow, how wonderful. Love the egg basket too.

Fearless Nester said...

I think it is Roseville pottery that has a pinecone pattern too. I live in the "pine tree" state and you know what that means...lots of pine cones here!
Your pine cone collection is wonderful!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Love the pine cone china ... don't have any myself, but I remember similar patterns from when I was a kid.

But that flock of white chickens ... now that I LOVED. Made me smile, big time.
Cass

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

i love pine cones and have several baskets full of them too!!..i love that sweet little punched tin basket and my fav piece is the egg dish :)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I love the pinecones! Now when I see them, I will think of you! I loe the natural texture of them, so pretty on dishes!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I never see a pinecone dishware before and i like your dishes.. pretty! have a great day!

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I love your pinecone dishware. I have a couple of pieces, but nothing even close to a whole set. Loved this!! Have a great VTT!

jennifer said...

I LOVE all of your pinecones. My mother lives in a cedar home in the middle of a pine ... grove... thicket..bunch of trees???? She calls her house "The Cabin in the Pines" and she love pinecone glassware too.

Ulla said...

I love the pine cone decoration, and my favourite is the (left handed) teapot.

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

I also have pinecones in baskets. It's a great way to bring the outdoors in. Love the dishes.

Kirby3131 said...

Wow, that's a lot of pinecone dishware! :) It's lovely. My favorite dishes are my pottery plates and bowls that I've collected from around the U.S. - all of them are individually made, so nothing really matches. Then I just gave my sister my rooster plates. Those are pretty special to me as well - but I think she will love them even more :)

The Calico Cat said...

these are great for chilly winter nights and a big pot of soup . . .

I can't wait for soup weather & I gotta say, that is a lot of pinecones!

Bea said...

WOW! I've never seen any pine cone dishes. The S&P are too cute. I noticed that flock of chickens. We have a flock too. Ours are all different colors though.

Sunny said...

Wow! My mom had a set of the pinecone dishes, just like the first set you posted, when we were growing up. How neat to have that memory brought back to my mind. Thanks!

JoyceAnn said...

You have a beautiful collection , JoAnn. I love pine cones too. I don't have any pine cone dishes though , I have colorful Fiesta ware dishes that I treasure.

~ Pine Cone Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

Elenka said...

I used to collect pinecones, too. Just in case I ever needed them. Had bags of them in my garage, too.I threw them all into the woodstove.
Loved your story about hijacking that piece of large driftwood onto the ferry! Ha ha...that sounds exactly like something I would do!!