Monday, June 28, 2010

Several weeks ago I won a book giveaway 
I got to choose a book of my choice from

I choose a wonderful book 
American Dinnerware  by Jo Cunningham
Since I have been buying more dinnerware lately
this book seemed like a great addition to my
reference library

So here was my first use of it!
I found this little plate at a thrift 
It was made by Sebring Pottery Co
The is pattern is called "Fortune"
Photos and there was is my 7" plate!
It is very cute!
Next thrifty find was also in this great book
This pattern is called "Apple Blossom" and is
made by HLC Eggshell Nautilus 
Similar makers mark helped me identify this company 
and this pattern
This plate is in such great condition!
Pretty Pattern! 
Both of these plates are in my Etsy store now!

The author is Jo Cunningham and she resides in Springfield, Missouri with her family.  She has been an active collector for many years.  This was first published in the 1970's and after many years has been updated in this Second Edition in 2005.

This book is wonderful and covers so many American Pottery companies.  I am so happy to have added this to my library!

Linking up to these great parties:
Hope you visit these other fun parties!


Sandra said...

I have a large dinner plate in the Fortune pattern. Thanks for sharing your books...I had no idea who made it or anything about it. Thanks.

Pondside said...

What a great book - sort of like an 'I Spy' book for women who love china!! Lots of fun, I'd say.

Julie Harward said...

What a fun book, you'll love it with all the treasures you find! :D

Ninny said...

I just love dishes and you found two beautiful pieces. Great book!!


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Such a great treasure to add to your library.. darling, darling plates...hugs ~lynne~

mrs. c said...

I think you will put your new book to use! I may have to take photos of some of the plates we have and you can tell me all about them.

rose said...

sounds like the book is a winner. love your plates.

Susan said...

Hi Linda....PERFECT book for you. So glad you have your lovely plates listed in your Etsy shop. Bet they won't last long! Susan

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Pretty plates! Great book :)

Chatty Crone said...

I agree with Susan - what a perfect book for you. You Esty store is going now!


Diann said...

Great book Linda! This is something I really need to start watching and really searching for. I need to start getting some reference books for dinnerware!!

Kim said...

Wow, how helpful was that book? You found such pretty dishes.

jeff campbell said...

LOve this post Linda...and the book...I have a fascination with American restaurant/hotel this type included in your book? Syracuse, Laughlin, Shenango...It is a good thing we do not live closer would be dangerous company for me :-) Peace and blessings...Summerville is calling :-) Soon perhaps?

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What a great book to have. I actually have 3 of the Fortune plates. I got them about a year ago at some thrift store. I can't remember. I think they're so pretty. But I really think the Apple Blossom is gorgeous.

Vintage Christine said...

Too many reference books, too few dinero!

kelley blake said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog Linda! And for the sweet comment! I love those plates of yours - they are beautiful!

Debbie said...

How neat Linda to have that book...such a pretty plate too. I am often wondering where all us thrifters store some of our stuff....I may have to have a party on that some day.....called show me the goods and where they hide.....

Olga said...

How fun and helpful this book is. The plates you found are very lovely.

My name is PJ. said...

I can't imagine a more perfect book for your personal library than this one, Linda!

Susan said...

Linda, lovely finds. I need to get myself some books to I have a little better idea of what I'm looking at when I go out treasure hunting... which will be again this weekend!

Love your plates. They're beautiful.

I hope you're having as lovely weather as we are having here,

Deb said...

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Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a neat reference book, very interesting!

I didn't know you have an Etsy shop, I'll check it out.


Laura said...

I must have those Fortune dishes!
That plate is beautiful.
I do not need more dishes!

I linked to the same party-

White Spray Paint

Douce France..... said...

Hello Linda! This seems to be the perfect book to learn about American Dinnerware! A very good reference!

Jenny said...

This is so neat!

I love being able to research the things we find - the information you find is so interesting!

Marla said...

Linda, what a great book and how fun for you that you were able to find your plates in the book, the plates are beautiful bty. Thanks for stopping by to see my treasures. Marla

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, this does look like a good reference book. How fun to flip through and find some of your bargain purchases! I bet you'll be opening the pages of this book often. The two plates you found are so pretty. laurie

Debbie said...

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Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

That books looks great. I think I need that book! :-)

Have a wonderful week,

sissie said...

What a great reference book! It's always fun to find out about a vintage piece of china or pottery.

Gizzy and Gabby said to tell Charlie Hi and they are sending him a big smooch!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My goodness, what a useful book that would be, most especially if you are selling dishes. I'm glad you won it! :)

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Wow, how cool is that! Great reference book.
I have a kitchenware collectible reference book I just love to use.

Paula said...

You have a great eye for wonderful treasures! I love finding a piece at a thrift store and finding out it is a treasure!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Your book is really paying off, isn't it? What a great tool to know what you have!

Deb said...

Glad to know that there is a book that helps you document your dinnerware. Such treasures!

Sherrie said...

okay. I am going to either get the book or send you photos of my dishes to look up for me. Thanks. Just kidding....... (maybe).