Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Vintage tableware



 




My heart was all a flutter when I saw these.  The original cup was cracked but I had the exact same one in my stack of "reserves".  Made by Crown Lynn under their sister company Kelston Ceramics in the 1960's here in New Zealand.

I love Crown Lynn and have a few designs that I collect and keep an eye out for.  I haven't come across this one before although this pattern would have been a middle of the road "everyday" pattern in the 1960's. 

I could imagine a complete set of this laid out on top of a Formica table top ready to serve up a simple dinner, a filling homemade pudding followed by strongly brewed tea.

Found anything "heart fluttering" lately?
 
It used to be shoes and handbags for me, now it's Crown Lynn crockery............how times have changed.



16 comments:

  1. Great finds! I love those colours. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) I haven't done any op-shopping lately, trying to declutter some more before I let myself do that. But now I've seen your crockery I have the biggest urge to jump into the car and drive to the nearest oppy ... hmmm.

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  2. Lovely find, a friend has quite a bit of this pattern. I found some beautiful linens the other day, after a very long and extended period of finding none! Flutter!

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    1. Does she know the name of the pattern, I can't seem to reference it. I love finding linen too xo

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  3. For me it is always yarn or fabric, or linen stuff, never shoe or handbags (although my husband would beg to differ!). Great finds! x

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  4. A gorgeous pattern. I find so little which appeals to me in so many op shops, but really only get to them during school holidays! It is still shoes with me and stationery and wool. I don't need a thing really.... :)

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  5. Fab finds! Isn't it great when you find a wee treasure. Enjoy!

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  6. Ooh, I have some Kelston crockery, a job lot I picked up at a recent garage sale for $4. I didn't realise it was the Crown Lynn people until I got home and did some research. Then I felt very smug. Just love it. Good score!

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    1. Ohhhh, I need to start going to Garage Sales. I'm just not a morning person, ha! The only good way these days (here in NZ anyway) to score really cheap Crown Lynn is from Garage Sales. After reading of your find I'm going to have haul myself out of bed early one Saturday morning. You will have to show off your finds on your blog! xo

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  7. I love your new china set!!! Perfect for tea for one, but it would make a great dinner service for everyday wouldn't it. I hope that you can find some more sometime. xx

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  8. A beautiful find friend! Seriously stunning! And it is so gorgeous photographed in the grass!! Happy day to you friend!!!! Nicole xo

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  9. They're really pretty. I'm glad you found them. I found some vintage Fire King Jadeite plates recently, which made me happy. I might write about them soon.

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  10. Oh this design is lovely. x

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  11. I daren't look at the moment, that is until I've had a good sort out! It's lovely crockery though so I can understand why you needed too! :) x

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  12. What a find! I love that shade of green. I found a Carnaby Pyrex casserole dish in a charity shop for 50p this morning, :-) xx

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  13. How adorable! I'm just after buying my first house and really into dinner sets and tableware at the moment. I think I need to have a root around my mum's attic for vintage pieces!

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