Tuesday, March 12, 2013

More Johnson Brothers

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If you remember, I found a couple of Johnson Brothers Friendly Village dinner plates at the local antique mart a few weeks ago that I posted about here.  On a return trip, I found these three cups and saucers from the same set, different vendor.

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These worked out just right for me because I’ve been wanting to get a few transferware cups and saucers to stack under a cloche.  I actually had a cloche sitting in a closet with nowhere to go, so I pulled it out and it wound up being the perfect size to cover this stack.

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I’ve been enjoying looking at it every time I walk by!  I took this picture the night that I set it up.

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The next morning I added a tag to the cloche.  Sometimes I think something as simple as a tag can finish a look off nicely. 

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Linking up with

Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

Treasure Hunt Thurs. at From My Front Porch To Yours

 

27 comments:

Okio B Designs said...

Such pretty plates. I think I have a creamer that matches that pattern. I'll have to take a look. Love them stacked under the cloche.

Jeanine

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

I know I've said this before I wish I had chose my aunt's Johnson brothers set instead of the Dresden. I have never seen any in thrift stores. I need to keep a lookout. It's been years since I've seen hers but for some reason I'm thinking her plates were square but I'm probably wrong :)

Marsha

The HOME GIRL said...

I love pretty much everything Johnson Brothers! Some beautiful pieces you have! =D Thanks for sharing!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love the cups, I have some of the plates, but I havn't ever seen the cups, they are stunning. I love them under the cloche. So pretty. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Laura said...

My husband grew up with these, and we were happy to find 4 large dinner plates at an antiques shop. Paid too much, but nice to have. I've never seen them at a thrift shop. Love how you stacked them under the cloche. The tag was a nice finishing touch. Simple to do, but very decorative!

Laura from sundayview.blogspot.com

Blondie's Journal said...

Don't you love when you get lucky like this? The cups are so pretty and I love how they look under the cloche, cute idea!

XO,
Jane

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, lucky YOU!! I love 'em!!

I have yet to find ANY Johnson Brothers Friendly Village. I did find a different pattern - Country Life - An "old farm" pattern (not my favorite) especially with the price of $269 for 2 cups, 2 saucers, 2 dinner plates and the tea pot! I'll keep looking!!

Becca said...

I love, LOVE how you placed your beautiful new cups under a cloche! And, the added tag is the absolute perfect touch. You're always so creative!

NanaDiana said...

I don't think I have ever seen a Johnson Bros. pattern that I didn't love! Love the cups under the cloche- xo Diana

Gail said...

Oh Kathy, they are gorgeous and I love the way you have displayed them under the cloche! Hope you are enjoying your week. Hugs, Gail

Jann Olson said...

Kathy, I only have a small pitcher of Friendly Village. I found it at a thrift store before I even knew about F.V. I loved the look of it and bought it. Shortly after I saw lots of it in blogland. Would love to find a few more pieces. I smiled when I saw them stacked under a cloche. I just did a post of a stack of bowls under one of my cloches. Funny thing, after taking the photo I thought, "it needs a tag or a bow". Love your sweet bird one!
hugs,
Jann

Missy George said...

Love that pattern..Cute under the cloche too...

The Rusty Heart said...

What great finds Kathy! I love how you placed them under the cloche with the tag. Great idea!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

That was a great find! I love them stacked under your cloche. And the bell-shaped cloche is so pretty. Both of the ones I have are just straight sided.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

AWESOME treasured find, Kathy- yay!

Love the tag, you are so right, it completes it perfectly.

I am so glad you found more to that gorgeous pattern....your pretty plates SO NEEDED teacups! : - )

You know how much I love teacups!

Hugs.

City Farmhouse said...

Beautiful Kathy, love them, want them myself:). Have a great night, Jen

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So happy that you found more pieces...I love that pattern...and love how you stacked the cups and saucers under the cloche...looks great and so very creative Kathy....an the tag was like the "cherry on top"...great touch!!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Amazing what a difference the tag made, Kathy! I love Friendly Village--it's homey and cozy. The cloche is great. ~Zuni

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, I just love Johnson Brothers. Love the addition of the tag. It does make a difference and so simple.
I am always inspired when I visit you.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Cottage and Broome said...

Johnson Brothers have the most beautiful dish, I have Strawberry Fair and love it. Your pattern is great would make a great fall table. Laura

sissie said...

Great find Kathy! I have a collection of brown transferware and I'm always on the lookout. It's getting harder to find and often expensive. Love how yours look under the cloche.

hugs
Sissie

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

GREAT find, they are so pretty!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Karen said...

That looks lovely Kathy,love the tag too.

Donna, The Decorated House said...

So many of those pretty dishes are getting tougher to find for a good price. Those are perfect for you sweet cloche display.

I enjoyed seeing all your bunnies out for the season, too!

Rainbow Gatherer said...

these are gorgeous!
I'll be happy if you check out my blog too:)

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Everything looks so pretty! I adore that tag on the cloche.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Lovely! I love it when cups have a little scene on the inside!

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