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.