I collected them in anticipation of my 'someday home'. I started with dishes in the late 70's and early 80's.
Corelle's 'Strawberry Sunday', 20-pc placesetting, was one of my first purchases for $12! That tells ya how long ago it was..it wasn't a sale price!!!
Alas, it's been a discontinued pattern for quite a few years. I found it at the Red Roof Outlet Mall in Pigeon Forge. It wasn't in any of the stores up here.
I use it every day and believe it or not I've only broken one plate. Yes...they say corelle is unbreakable, but when it is dropped from the cabinet to the corner of a stove, to the floor...it will shatter.
There was also a Mikasa outlet store and one day I found a pretty kitchen set with a simple cream and red pattern by Studio Nova called Country Kitchen.........................
Sorry the pic is over exposed, but you can see the pattern.
I have the spice bottles, double butter dish, and mixing bowl. I haven't seen any of these since the 80's, I've checked on Ebay and the Studio Nova site...no one has any other pieces.
In creative inspiration, I made this wall hanging in the late 70's early 80's from a peice of finished lumber, molding scraps and gingham fabric...............
I drew the pattern, carved and wood burned the design, then hand-painted and stained it.
It was the first piece I made for my 'someday home'.
It would become the motif for the whole kitchen.
Enough about early collecting.....I went huntin again and bagged some unusul finds recently.
I found something cute this past weekend........................
A 1940's treasure.....a vintage wooden shopping reminder board......it has all the grocery items you could think of, but it is missing the little pegs that go in the holes. No problem I can make my new ones ;)
I know, no strawberries, but it was too cute to pass up, and these wall decor pieces...........
I couldn't end this post without showing what my
They are 1940's ceramic creamer and sugar. I have a Fitz and Floyd pitcher that works well the them.
This is the berry best!
Well, guess I'll go clean off the kitchen porch and take some pictures so you can see what else I've been up to.
Whoops, I just realized it's Wednesday!! It's Rednesday!!
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