Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tulip Time Dishes

This is mostly a picture story, a
 dish story, and a friendship story.

Some weeks ago now, Kimberly at Camp and Cottage Living, mentioned some dishes that she had found. If you'd like to read the back story, you'll find it *here.*  As a result of that post, I now have some beautiful gifts from Kim. I had offered to pay for the dishes and Kimberly told me that I must receive them so as not to steal her joy. 


The box contained dishes, linen, a towel for draining dishes, a field and forest cupcake party pack (which will be getting good use shortly), two "green" bags for groceries, and a sweet thank you card. Who should be thanking whom around here?

 ~Tulip Time~Johnson Bros~

 ~charming Dutch Scene~


 ~scene on linen napkins~




Kim wondered what I might do with the chipped pieces...have no fear, I always have a plan! I simply extended the line. (I used a cropped photo of the dishes in my header.)



This card tickled me because I think of those who periodically tell me that they must clean their screens of coffee spurts. ☺

Thank you, Kimberly! You're a Dear Heart.

Now, please visit Kim to see how she has updated the kitchen in her new home. It's adorable and you'll find it on her post titled My Budget Kitchen Reveal...

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40 comments:

  1. I love these dishes. Such a sweet pattern. I'm off now to visit Kim.
    Hope you have a lovely day, Vee.

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  2. How wonderful ! I am going to visit Kim !

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  3. What a sweet and thoughtful gift. Blog buddies are always the best at giving us gifts we love. Enjoy your day my friend! I see a lot of leaves in your yard already! Stay warm!

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  4. Wonderful! Our blogging friends are the most generous and thoughtful folks. I think that Johnson Bros makes the best dishes. I haven't seen a pattern from them I didn't like. Enjoy!

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  5. Wow, lucky you Vee! Those dishes are so pretty. Kimberly is a sweet girl isn't she? I love how you used the plates on your fence. They look very pretty with the others there. Her kitchen makeover is amazing. I hope you enjoy the day. Blessings, Pam

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  6. What a wonderful gift. I've never seen that pattern, but it's very nice. Love what you do with your chippies. Coffee spurts? I now have a name for those little dots on the screen. Looks like you have some nice color around your home.

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  7. How wonderful and you are a blessing sweet friend and I always get a smile or a chuckle when I visit here. Love the plate rail!!!

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  8. Vee
    I like what you did with the not-so-nice pie plates. Now that's a neat idea!
    Thank you for your sweet acknowledgement. I'm just happy the dishes are
    bringing you joy.
    And your post have brought many a grins to my face! I so enjoy you keeping it real.

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  9. A beautiful gift for a beautiful friend. I'm very happy for you.
    It is good that I don't drink coffee or my laptop would likely have shorted out by now.

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  10. Lovely dish! What a wonderful gift! I love how you used the chipped plates!

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  11. What a great gift! I love the Netherlands and the scenes on the dishes are wonderful. I've had blue transferware, but did not know of this pattern ~ delightful!

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  12. What a wonderful thing to do! I'm going to read the post now.

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  13. I'm a great fan of Johnson Bros...anything. Fun gift. Maybe I could get Dear to build me a wooden fence so I can display some of my chips!
    I'm heading over to see the new kitchen...

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  14. Wow, you got a big box of joy in the mail! Kimberly is such a sweetie! And I've always liked your idea of putting the dishes up on your fence railing!

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  15. love this dishes! What a nice thing to do! And a brilliant idea for the chipped pieces! I too love Kimberly's blog! And her new kitchen has inspired me to attempt painting my cupboards too! Enjoy your day Vee!

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  16. What beautiful dishes! You are blessed with such a sweet package from a friend. Now I'm off to see her kitchen reveal:>)

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  17. Beautiful dishes and an even more beautiful friendship! Kim is a treasure! Off to see her kitchen.

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  18. Love the tulip time china. Kim is a treasure indeed! Now I'm thinking I may have to pay you another visit...and check out that 'plate rail' fence. Do you leave your china out in the rain...and the snow...of winter?

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    1. You come back any time! Yes, I leave it out in all kinds of weather. These plates, if not chipped, were four for a dollar so I'd not feel too bad if one were broken. So far, so good. Most have been out through all seasons since the fence was built a couple of years ago and prior to that they hung by plate hooks for another three years. China is tough stuff!

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  19. Yeah, there is a reason I don't drink coffee or tea when reading blogs. ;)

    Those are gorgeous! They remind me of when we lived in Holland, Michigan. They had a small delft factory there. A couple years ago, Kristi who comments on my blog asked if I wanted her grandmother's British Castles brown transferware china. None of her children wanted them and she knew I'd love them. When someone gives you such a gift, doesn't it make you want to hug Blogger for the wonderful friends you've made?

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  20. Gorgeous dishes that remind me of Holland Michigan and the tulip festival! What a lucky gal you are and what a nice friend she is~

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  21. Trying to catch up this morning (hubby on vacation + a few days out of town + 31 day series = CRAZY!)...but I'm glad I popped in to read this tale of blogger friendship! What a sweet gift, which I am sure made both of you happy! The dishes are charming (love Johnson Brothers!).

    I do love a kitchen makeover. See you later...

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  22. I love blue and white dishes. I have the coaching scenes by Johnson Bros. What a sweet gift!

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  23. Lovely dishes Vee. I like how you displayed them on the fence. What a delightful gift to receive. ~ Abby

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  24. Love these Johnson Bros dishes! I love English china--nothing quite like it. I see these were made in England before they were sent to China to be made. Makes them more special. ♥

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  25. These are such charming dishes! And blue and white are my favorites....At the moment my everyday dishes are J&J Indies in blue and white....How clever to use these on the fence ledge.

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  26. I mean Johnson Bros., not J&J, if that exists.

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    1. Oh I just looked up your dishes...very pretty!

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  27. Oh Vee, what wonderful dishes! I love how you've displayed the chipped ones on your fence. What a great idea!! Aren't blogging friends the dearest souls??
    I received my mug today. Thank you so much. You'll know what I'll be drinking my tea from tomorrow morning. xo
    I'm your newest follower *_*.

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  28. You are a delight! I LOVE your plate fence. How very sweet of Kim to send you such a lovely package!!

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  29. How perfectly beautiful....I love how you used the chipped pieces. You are one lucky lady! I am too Vee, as Mac has been pronounced cured of his A/fib just on time for our 45th wedding anniversary (on the 15th) so we will have a stress free celebration!
    love ya
    Sandi

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  30. Now here I thought I commented earlier and see that I didn't. Boo on me!

    I love Johnson Bros. china. These remind me of the blue delft my sister in law used to collect. Very sweet and nice.

    Your china border on your fence is growing - it looks great!

    What a nice friend!

    Deanna

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  31. What an awesome gift! I'm heading over there now. The plates look so neat on the fence.

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  32. Aren't those beautiful dishes! Love the Holland theme. What a wonderful gift!

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  33. Confirms my thoughts - bloggers are just the nicest people.
    Tulip Time is a beautiful pattern and looks like delft, because of the dutch theme.
    I love those linen napkins too - I'll keep my eye for them on your table!
    How kind of Kimberley to gift it to you.
    I love plates - especially blue. What a creative way to decorate your fence Vee.
    Shane x

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  34. I loved this story, Vee ... it's so neat to come across dishes that one treasures. I have given up on any one set of dishes and buy two plates of this and two dishes of that. Then, I put color schemes together for our dinner table. Am currently looking for a vintage green pattern ... any ideas?

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  35. Bloggers are kind and generous, I know this too firsthand. The dishes are pretty and I love the plates along the fence. There is a chipped floral plate and a perfect scene plate in one of my beds, they add beauty and conversation to the garden.
    Judith

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  36. What a sweet gift! The plates are beautiful.

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  37. Well that was sweet of her! Those are charming scenes on the plates and I love how you have them lined up on the fence. Too cute! I forgot to say before that your fall header is very pretty!

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