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Monday, November 26, 2012

My Moytt Staffordshire

I love dishes. Old, new, collectible, silly, fun, you name it. But I have a special place in my heart for my Moytt Staffordshire.

I first posted about them here.


 These are the dishes I remember from my childhood. My mother entertained a lot. Her parties were fun, loud, and lasted until the wee hours of the night.
 

 So many of my favorite things have been hidden in cupboards and even in the garage! Yes. These beautiful dishes have been in the garage. For nearly ten years. Until, I recently found my white hutch HERE.
 These were never meant to be forgotten on some dusty shelf.

 My mother used them regularly and always had them displayed in here Duncan Phyfe-like dining room set hutch. The children always got the square dishes. Funny, the things you remember.
 My mother's Cock-a-leekie soup always tasted better in these bowls.

 Do I love them for the memories? Yes.

 Do I love them for their story?
 Yes; they were given to my mother by a friend...who thought they were horrid! I love that, because that's how they became mine.

And, I love them because they are beautiful...
They are not displayed in my hutch yet, but they will be. For now they are on the shelf in the bottom cupboard. But, they are safe...and they are mine.

Thank you mom, you knew they were special when your friend didn't want them and you knew they were special to me.



I am partying with:


http://antiquesandteacups.blogspot.com


21 comments:

  1. How beautiful are those dishes?! I can't believe they were hiding in a garage!! I remember the dishes we used as kids too! I got home from work yesterday and there was a little box waiting for me by my front door. Imagine my surprise when I opened it and found a pretty mug with a Christmas scene on it! Thank you so much!! I can't decide what I like more....the mug, the cute packaging, the snowman ornament or the chocolate! Oh, who am I kidding...the packaging was awesome....I saved every bit of it!!! That ribbon was fabulous and the cute little pom pom garland....so fun! Guess I'm a crafter at heart! You'll probably be seeing both of those items re-purposed on a craft I post!!! Thank you again...that package made my day!! Oh....and I'm already drinking my morning coffee in that pretty mug!

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    1. Thanks, Danni!! I was excited when I saw I got to exchange mugs with you!! I feel like I know you! I was hoping you'd like that little vintage mug. I think it's so cute and cozy. I am tickled pink you were happy!! Thanks for ALWAYS stopping by and being a great blog buddy!!

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  2. What beautiful dishes! The memories you have are priceless; and you will now make new memories with these! Can't believe they were out in the garage! Lol!

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    1. Thanks. Yes! They were in my garage. So gross...like my garage. I am really happy I have a hutch now. It's helping with my lack of space. Can't wait to display them in there!

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  3. Karen Mary
    Thank goodness you brought your lovelies out of the garage and into the house!
    They are beautiful. But even if they were ugly the memories alone would make me want to display them. Isn't it funny how we save dishes for special days that were used for everyday use once? We once dined at a woman's home who refused to do that. She said she used her best dishes every day even when her children were young. Sure she had to replace a few, but she felt it was worth it to dine on pretty dishes.

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  4. It's so special that you have your mother's dishes to keep forever. I have my mom's gravy boat that we use every Thanksgiving and it belonged to her mother. These are such treasured items. The girls came over and saw your handmade ornaments and fell in love with the sheet music ones. They want to make some on their craft day coming up. I love coming over here and seeing all your pretty things. It gives me such inspiration.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  5. Glad you have a way to display them now!

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  6. Oh my gosh, how could anyone ever think these are horrid? They are gorgeous! Love the history. So glad that they will have a new home to be shown off proudly. I have never seen this design before, absolutely stunning. I have fetish for dishes also. Hubby says I have to many. He's right of course, but he doesn't need to know that. lol! I would love you to share this with Share Your Cup Thursday this week.
    Hugs,
    Jann
    p.s. Love your header also.

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    1. Thank you, Jan! I have only ever found this pattern once on a website. It's not very common. They were my mom's friends grandparent’s wedding dishes. I'll try to get my act together and join your party! Thanks!

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  7. I think your dishes are pretty too! They'll love their new home! Funny how much we can get attached to objects because of the memories. Glad you dusted them off!

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  8. They really are wonderful...and will be beautiful in your hutch!

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  9. They are gorgeous dishes. I can't believe someone wouldn't love them. They will shine in your hutch. Such a beautiful collection. Enjoy

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  10. I simply adore these dishes! And I had to go look back a couple posts to see your hutch, too. Love it! ...oh, and I agree with a previous comment..love your header pic!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne. I can't to use them! have never used them since they have been mine :( It's about time!

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  11. Do you have an email address you would send me? dannibaird@aol.com

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  12. Those dishes are absolutely gorgeous and will look beautiful in the white hutch.

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    1. Thank you, Mary! Thanks for visiting! I can't wait to put them in my hutch!

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  13. What beautiful china. I have never seen this pattern before. They were way ahead of their time with square plates being all the rage now. I'm so glad they will be back on display soon.

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  14. Hi Karen Mary... thanks so much for visiting and your sweet comments... what a beautiful Cathedral you were married in!... how I would love to visit the French countryside where my family is from... your china is absolutely gorgeous!... I am happy you will be displaying them!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  15. Beautiful china! How fortunate to grow up with beautiful finds!

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  16. That last picture of the close up. It stirred a memory in me, something to do with my Grandmother, she must have had something with that design on it. Anyway, loved the china. I will be following your blog. I enjoyed the visit
    Janice

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