Friday, 9 August 2013

flea friday: poppy plates by the Johnson Brothers


My favourite flowers are wild flowers. I grew up in the countryside surrounded by big natural meadows, which offered a lot to marvel at all spring, summer and autumn. If I close my eyes and think of summer meadows, I still see the delicate heads of poppies nodding among tall grass where the cattle and sheep hadn't been to graze yet, just a short stroll from my mum's house.

You can imagine how fast I fell in love with these plates when I spotted them in the thrift the other week.

I have no idea if they are vintage or not, but the colours and details in the decoration just swept me off my feet. I don't think I've ever seen such a bright red set against such a perfect duck egg blue background. If you wonder what they cost me - I had to part with a single euro for this trio, that was all.



I did my usual research and was particularly interested in finding out more about this Chelsea Collection King's Road series but couldn't squeeze any solid information out of the internet...anyone out there knows any morsels of info? If you do, please share in comments!

But hey, even without any knowledge, the poppies under my pasta keep me very happy all the same.

Sharing on A Living Space, on Sir Thrift A Lot and on Me and My Shadow.

9 comments:

  1. wow, these plates are wonderful!!!

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    1. thanks Claudia! hope the move is going well - and that the temperatures are sinking towards the normal now. x

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  2. I have poppies all over my yard.
    The plates are great.
    Denise

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    1. would love to see your yard! thanks Denise x

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  3. I want to look into your kitchen cupboard it must be very colorful! I like the strong red poppy. The offwhite backround with the brown dots reminds me on something I can't name at the moment.

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    1. well maybe i'll make a tour of my kitchen cupboards too :) they look very eclectic... i know, it kind of reminds me of wild birds' eggshells, but i guess that is an obvious comparison. have a brill week! x

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  4. Poppies also are one of my favourite flowers! I love how delicate they are.

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  5. Great Plates! Very similar to some my mother gave me. Also Johnson Brothers/Chelsea Collection, but these are Sloane Square.

    I took some pictures!
    http://imgur.com/JIAxngk
    http://imgur.com/Az3ztEj

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