I couldn't help myself.
As I gather things to take up to our new vacation home I swore I wouldn't buy any more dishes. I own at least 10 sets, but I've been struggling with which ones to take to the new place. Since we plan on allowing vacation renters I need to supply something nice but practical. As I was at a thrift store this week looking for vintage silver I came across these dishes by Mikasa . Mikasa, a Japanese company has been around for decades and is known especially for their lovely casual dinnerware. In the 1980's they came out with several patterns that are all white on white (meaning they have white embossed patterns).
and French Countryside
There on the thrift store shelf were stacks of
Mikasa dishes, 11 English Countryside dinners, and 4 fruit bowls. Plus 3 Italian Countryside dinners and 8 salad plates. I ask you, what would you have done?
So here is my collection of white dinnerware. But now I have to decide which go to the vacation house and which stay home. As you can see, there were only 3 Italian Countryside dinner plates. This is the pattern my daughter chose when she got married a couple of years ago, so I 'll save those for her. she says she has enough salad plates.
These are the every day white ironstone plates that I got for my wedding, Johnson Brothers Heritage. I have 16 plates, bowls, bread and butter plates and a few mugs.
I'm kind of liking the way the English Countryside dinners layer with the Italian Countryside salads, then topped with English Countryside fruit bowls.
But I also need to supply soup/cereal bowls so I've added in the Heritage bowls.
It's quite a bit of mixing and matching, what do you think?
I am such a fan of white dishes, I never tire of them.
Oh, and all of these plates cost less than $40. Yippee!
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