Sunday, October 16, 2011

I'M FEELING GRAY TODAY

I'm feeling gray today, but it's a good kind of gray. Harkerware Pottery gray, that is!

Earlier this year, Mister came home from the dump with a truck-load of dishes that someone had left there in the free section. This set is the Harkerware "Pate Sur Pate" pattern, and there are four dinner plates, bread plates, cups and saucers, and a sugar and creamer. All are in perfect condition! The tea cups are not those tiny useless ones, they're a bit larger, probably 8 ounces.

They look great with the yellow accents. And, coincidentally, Mister had picked up these grey leaf juice-size glasses about a year ago. I had tucked them away thinking they would eventually go on Etsy because they didn't match anything I had. Now they do! They have a cursive L on the bottom, which I'm assuming stands for Libbey.



(Yes, I took the dead flower out of the vase!)

So, if you're ever feeling a bit gray . . . go buy china!

15 comments:

Liz said...

Lovely - can't believe that anyone would want to just dump it! As you say, it looks great with the yellow.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Redo 101 said...

Oh girl I love anything from the dump and I think your husband is a genius for grabbing those dishes and saving them! They look great with the yellow!

Lynn said...

Those are wonderful and what a great save!! I can't believe someone would leave them at the dump!But good for you and it is wonderful that your hubby is great at spotting treasures and brink them home!
Hugs,
Lynn

Mecky said...

Those are really nice! neat find. It's it great when our DH's find things for us like that?

Cindy said...

Harkerware is some of the oldest pottery in America!! Great find!
They do look lovely with that yellow.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

LV said...

You have a speciai mister. Not many would bring you gifts from the dump.

Mary said...

How wonderful! From the dump of all places...great fine, very pretty!

Mary said...

How wonderful! From the dump of all places...great fine, very pretty!

DearHelenHartman said...

Nothin' quite like dump dishes! Love the gray and yellow together.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love those dishes! I have a few pieces of gray dishes and they are so cool! Perfect with the touch of yellow!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Wow, That was a great find from your Mister !I love the combination of the yellow & gray !

PrettyPinkPins said...

I love those small drinking glasses! My grandmother had a set!

Ann said...

You got a good Mister, mine will tell me, NO.

Betsy said...

What a great husband to find those treasures for free! I love the grey and yellow together. It's so eye-catching.

Neabear said...

Amazing to have a find like that at the dump! That is pretty wild! They look great in your display and I too like the contrast with the yellow!

~Linnea