Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday.  Click here to go to Bev's blog and see the list of this week's participants.  Do check them out!

This is my favorite pink in the shop.
As you can see, it is a bit the worse for wear.

I have photographed it many times for this blog.
In this picture you can't see the crack.


The plate is beautiful in shape and surface design.
I love the deep rose colour.

But what I love the very most is the Yankee thrift.
This plate was repaired, probably in the 1800's.
They used staples!

As you can see, the repairs are not elegant.
They did not use materials like we have today -- super-glue or porcelain repair kits.

 The repairs are not hidden, but this beautiful plate didn't get thrown away.  It might have sat on a shelf, maybe the crack was even hidden.
 
And because some Yankee housewife asked her husband to repair her favorite plate, I now have it to make me smile whenever I see it!

7 comments:

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Wow. What creative -- and masterful -- repairwork! Obviously this plate has been a much-loved piece for a LONG time! Thanks for sharing.

Maggie said...

I love your dishes no matter the flaws!

Happy Pink Saturday!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae @
"Do These Shoes Match this Purse?"

Elyse said...

gosh, i'm amazed that the staples didn't just shatter it! beautiful piece and cool story attached (er, stapled) to it!

xo
elyse

Donnie said...

Lovely dishes and a pretty example of pink. Happy Pink Saturday.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Makes you remember that things were treasured and not thrown out.
I love your shop ! Had the same problem so for the men I had an area where I had a rocker (they could sit while wife shopped ! )and I displayed pipe stands, old pipes, books and other items that might interest them.
(())
Francie

Catherine said...

Oh I love that you saved the plate. It is still full of beauty.
Delightful post : )

Catherine

Pearl Maple said...

am thinking the vintage staples kind of make it all the more interesting and quirky