Sunday, November 29, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday

I got a set of beautiful, vintage transferware dishes just in time for the Holidays!  The set is on a creamy white background with black transfer called "Liverpool Birds" by Wedgwood.  There's over 100 pieces.  They belonged to my girlfriend's grandmother and date to the late 1800's. I just love 'em!

I couldn't believe it when I found this vintage Santa is exactly like one I had as a child!  My Daddy owned a Sunoco Service Station and these were a give-a-way in the late 50's.  I found two of them, so when my brother was here for Thanksgiving, I showed him one and asked if he remembered having one.  Sure enough, he did, but said "Man, it sure is an ugly santa"!  He took it home anyway.
They were always filled with oranges and candy or toys back in the day!

I also found several boxes of vintage icicles.  These are actually much prettier than the plastic kind they sell today.  I remember having to 'oh so carefully' string one at a time on the tree!  When we took the tree down, my brother, sister and I would take the icicles and wad them up into giant balls, making perfect  weapons to throw at one another! Oh, those were the days!

Be sure to visit our hostess, Joan at Anything Goes Here, for more wonderful vintage posts


  1. The dishes are beautiful, and look so pretty in your hutch. The santa and icicles are cute and very vintage too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. The dishes are beautiful. It's wonderful that over 100 pieces have survived for so long, they were obviously well taken care of.
    That is kind of a creepy looking Santa :-) Still love it though!

  3. Those plates are soooo beautiful, transferware with birds! perfect. Remember those tin icicles, they had to perfectly placed one stand at a time and when it was time to take down the tree they had to be taken off carefully and laid in the box, NO wadding up for us!

  4. Oh everyone should have such wonderful vintage goodness! Love the icicle box, I just picked up an old box of Christmas lights from Salvation Army.

  5. I want the plates, they are fabulous, but it was the icicles that really brought back memories. Yes the old ones were heavy, I believe actual lead was used. All rolled up into a tight ball, they did make an awesome weapon against brother and sisters. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What fun items! Thanks for sharing. I remember using the real icicles on our tree when I was young, too. Never tried the weapon balls afterwords, though. :-)


  7. Those dishes are gorgeous, and they look fantastic in that white hutch! And I LOVE that stocking! I have great tinsel memories too. I didn't place it on the tree, I threw it up in the air and let it hopefully fall onto the tree! Took forever to pull it all off, didn't it?!
    Happy VCM!

  8. Love your vintage blog items...especially the Wedgwood dishes...what a friend and great gift to treasure always. You are right that is one scary Santa face but glad it brings back great memories for you. Thanks for sharing the wonderful finds.

  9. Just wonderful dishes and they look so beautiful displayed together. Thank you for being a part of Vintage Christmas Monday. xo Joan~ your hostess.

  10. ooh those dishes are fab (and the lovely dresser)

    what a find on the santa, funny looking one...!


  11. Susie,
    Those dishes are perfect for the lucky for you to get 100pcs. No excuse now to not have a big party!
    just got in the pepperberries ....I love them!

  12. The dishes are amazing, what a wonderful find. And I love how they are displayed in that awesome cabinet! Black and white is just a perfect color scheme, because you can add any color to it and it becomes completely different! Hope you're having a wonderful week!

  13. what a beautiful blog! Just love it! You are so clever and love all your posts!

    If you get a chance come check me out too! I have a new and amazing giveaway every Monday and have a great one going on now! I also just made a fun e-magazine thats full of fun discounts to amazing shops! :) So check it out!


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