Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday pine cones

Sunday ... and that means it is re-run time, with the Sunday Favorites blog party.

I love pine cones and pine cone dishes - so I'd like to share this with you again - enjoy.


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?

8 comments:

Marilyn said...

Your Pine Cone china is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Christine Thresh said...

You have quite a collection of Pine Cone china. I bet you can do a dinner for 28 people.
My favorite china is the Syracuse poppies I used for Thanksgiving.

taylorsoutback said...

Oh fun! I had no idea there was such a collection out there. A friend found an orphan platter for me in the exact pattern (at a garage sale). I also love pine cone motifs from dishes, to accent pieces, stenciling on the walls and a pine cone bathroom. How nice to know there are others out there with the same obsession! What is my favorite set though? Using the amber glass Depression era pieces I guess. It is in the Patrician pattern.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Enjoy your lovely dishes.

Fearless Nester said...

Fun collection! I have a set of boxed stationary with a pine cone motif, and at one time is used to be scented... My favorite dishes would have to be the ones I only have 2 of, because I found them at a tag sale and I don't know where to find more! And I love my blue and white Currier and Ives set too! --Lili

Sharon T in Lynden said...

well fine then! now I will be keeping an eye out for dishes with pine cones, I hope you are happy - LOL!
We really must get together and stitch again JoAnni.......

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow I love your pine cone china. I've never seen any like that before. Wonderful collection :-)

Chari said...

Hi JoAnn...

Ohhh my...I'm with you, my friend...I love pinecones and have them sitting all around my home! Hehe! I also love, love, LOVE your beautiful pinecone dishes...they're gorgeous! Was wondering if you mind sharing the manufacturer and pattern name? They sure do look pretty it that white hutch too!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us today for Sunday Favorites...this was a real treat for me...I'm such a dishaholic! Hehe!

I do apologize at being so late to get by...but I had to go out of town yesterday! No computer time for me...boohoo! Have a wonderful week, my friend!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Granny Sue said...

Hey! I have a cousin to your chickens :-)

The pine cone dishes are pretty. Do you know the story of the silver pine cones? Your dishes reminded me of it. I have seen a few pieces like yours here and there but never an entire set.