Friday, April 23, 2010

Favorite Things

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Hi everyone! I’m joining Laurie @ Bargain Hunting & Chatting With Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday. Be sure to stop by there to see all the other people participating.

One of my favorite things is plates. My other favorite thing is stuff that has words, so these plates combine two favorites. I have them hanging off the side of my china cabinet.

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They all say Ironstone Staffordshire England on the back.  I'm always looking for these but they're not easy to find. If I do find them, it's always the same ones I already have. So it's been a few years since I was able to add to this collection.

CottageofContent
Here’s a close up of my favorite. I’ve always thought that The Cottage of Content would be a great name for a house!

Noplace
Isn’t that the truth!

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Thanks so much for stopping by to see one of my favorite things! Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

52 comments:

trish said...

You have a beautiful collection of plates. I have not seen them with writings before and they sure are precious!
I am hosting a give a way on Monday and would like to extend the invitation!
Sincerely ~ Tricia
Ps. I blogged about it today. :o)

Shilo said...

What lovely sentiments!
Have a great weekend, Manuela!
Shilo

Vera @ Cozy Little Cabin said...

How beautiful! I pulled out my one and only today - & may have to blog about it next week!


Yours look especially lovely on the yellow wall.

May you have a blessed weekend!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your plate collection is beautiful, Manuela! Plates are one of my favorites, too.

Happy Weekend!

Natasha said...

I just did a post about my plates on Monday! A few people said that once I start collecting I won't be able to stop and I think I agree with them.

Your plates are just beautiful and the script on them is so beautiful. I love them all!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Meg said...

So love your plates always a weakness of mine too especially the red and white one. Just beautiful with such great sayings. Thanks Meg

Mary Ann said...

I love the plates! Thanks for showing them to us!

salmagundi said...

Those plates are neat! I don't think I have ever seen any like them, but will be on the lookout now. Enjoy your weekend. Sally

The Tattered Cottage said...

Manuela -
I LOVE your plates! And the sayings are too precious! They look fabulous against the color of your cabinet. Have a great weekend :)
Toni

Sherry said...

I love your plates too. Especially the red one with the cottage verse. They look lovely down your wall.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty - thanks for sharing them.
Enjoy your weekend.

xinex said...

Your plates are beautiful and the sayings are wonderful!...Christine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Manuela, these are now my favorite things too! I'm afraid you've started me on a quest of another collection! I love those. Thanks so much for joining Favorite Things. laurie

Tennis Girl said...

Manuela,
These are darling and so pretty on that buttery white wall.
xo
Robin

sweet european dreams said...

First of all, LOVE your china cabinet - very fun! I have some Ironstone Staffordshire England from my grandmother that will end up in a blog at some point, and you're right - it's VERY hard to find now!

sweet european dreams said...

oh, and let me add that your house has lots of Dreamy things in it...feel free to link up with us on Thursdays for All Things Dreamy!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your plates and your gorgeous art. So pretty. Beautiful home. Hugs,Marty

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This is a wonderful collection. I also have a weakness for vintage plates. Enjoy the weekend.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Oh, I love those!! Where'd you find them??

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I love how you have surrounded yourself with things you love and have made a beautiful home in the process!

susan said...

Manuela-These are lovely and the thoughts they express are even lovlier. I love that you have them hung so you can enjoy them every day. Your light fixture is beautiful too!

Julie Harward said...

I love your plates and I love the old time poetry too! Come say hi :D

Rebekah said...

"Cottage of Content." LOVE that!

Melissa Miller said...

They are beautiful Manuela! I like the way you have displayed them.
Oh that name is perfect for a home. Love it!

I have not seen the cute chairs at Pier 1. I do need to go back soon though. I want to add another outdoor rug to my front porch and they did have some nice ones. I'll take a look at the chairs.

Have a great weekend. ~Melissa :)

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I've never seen those but they are lovely! Great photos :-)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I've never seen these plates before. I really like them and their precious sayings.
Blessings,
Marcia

Linda said...

Manuela~ this is such a charming collection! I've never seen these before either! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Rose H (UK) said...

Lovely plates Manuela, and displayed so beautifully (of course!)
I do see them occasionally here in the UK, but they're still not that common.
Have a great weekend!
Rose H

Laura said...

Hi Manuela-

Plates are may favorite thing to decorate with. I have never found plates with words, but I am now going to keep my eye out-
Have a great weekend,

Laura

i am linking to the same party.

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♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow, what a great plate collection.~!

Michelle said...

These are so pretty!! I have never seen these before. Thanks for sharing.
:) Michelle

Julie said...

Manuela,

Love plates too! I have the blue and white first one with the little birdie.. Love the little sayings...
Just found two wrought iron plate holders at a Goodwill, and they are waiting (as always......) for the perfect place to go up...One may go outside.
Thanks for the lovely photos. Enjoyed being here!!Happy Saturday.
HUGS,

Megan said...

You are so creative--hanging plates on the side of your china cabinet. Of course -- not surprising because you have plates displayed in other "unusual" locations. Love your style!! And love those plates.

Stacey said...

Manuela, I love your plates with the little sayings on them. You are right..you don't see those often. I'm going to be on the look out now!

Sarah C said...

Great favorite, those are so cute!

Always Nesting said...

Beautiful plates!!

Happy@Home said...

I can see why these plates are among your favorite things. They are charming.

Storybook Woods said...

I love anything with cottages. I bet thier not easy to find. Charming xoxoxo Clarice

Kelley said...

Love your plates, dahling!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comment on reading blogs. I will look into Bloglines.

I love these plates. I look for plates (and cups and saucers)also - usually with a rose design. I love Staffordshire but don't seem to have as much luck with finding that - though I do have a complete set of Jenny Lind that I bought at an antique store, and I love it.....but it wasn't cheap.

Sharon said...

Your plates are just beautiful manueala! I love them :) Have a wonderful weekend!
Sharon

GardenofDaisies said...

I like all your pretty little plates with the sayings on them. I have seen the one with the bluebird on it before... tried to bid on one of those on e-bay once, but lost. Sigh. Will have to try again.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Be still my heart! These plates are lovely Manuela...you have such a knack for finding the lovely and unusual...at bargain prices! They look especially pretty the way you hung them on the panels of your door(?)! The perfect backdrop.
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Wonderful collection, Manuela. I love plates too!!

Kathleen said...

Lovely plates, Manuela, and sweet sentiments!

Christina said...

Such sweet plates. I love the saying on the red one.

Love the idea of them hanging on the side of the cabinet.

Donna said...

I love your beautiful plates, Manuela. The "Cottage of Content" is my favorite!

Kathleen Grace said...

I have never seen plates like these. They are just beautiful and yes, the cottage of content is my favorite too:>)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I love those plates! Thanks for your comment on my April 8 Fertilizer Friday post. For some reason the link took people to that post. If you are interested, here is a link to my current bloom post.

http://acornergarden.blogspot.com/2010/04/blooms-for-another-friday.html

Mimi Sue said...

Oh my! I do love those plates. I'll be on the look out myself. Mimi

Sue said...

Manuela, I love the way you displayed the plates this way. I am always on the lookout for transferware or anything else interesting. Big city-wide sale this week so I will be out and about. I'd love to find some as nice as yours. Hope this finds you doing well! hugs, Sue

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Well that's it...I'm going to become a follower of yours. I just finished looking at your garden photo's..I think of the back of your house and I LOVE it. Now this one with the plates...I LOVE those plates too. The Cottage Of Content...what a wonderful name. I love transferware and toile and gardens and being thrifty so you have me hooked. Thank you for stopping by so that I could find you! Have a wonderful weekend....Maura:)