3/5/12

Made in the USA

As I told y'all in an earlier post my friend and me have been on the junkin' road!!  It has been a wonderful adventure into a land of vintage and made in the USA!!

Recently, I'm sure you've realized, there has been a major push by media types to find and buy products made in the United States of America.   

They stated if all Americans buy just 'a few items' then  X  amount of jobs will be created!  

I'm all over that!!  More jobs = better economy = happy life!!

Lucky us... we found dinnerware marked made in the USA at a small consignment store...

(someone out there please correct me if I'm wrong about the name of this pattern)

Currier and Ives China in the blue and white was the most popular pattern by Royal China Company of Sebring, Ohio.  The company produced the dinnerware from 1950-1986.  
(Unfortunately, in the 1970's-1980's many china and glassware companies went out of business. 
 For me it was a great lost of American craftsmanship.)

In the shop the dealer had set a lovely table with the vintage china...



The vintage print brings about a nostalgic feeling...the good old days...evenings spent in rockin' chairs...watchin' the lightin' bugs fly in the night...grandma's cookin'...big family gatherings...

Ahhh, such a lovely feeling...made in the USA...

See y'all down the junkin' road!!

23 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

That's it Currier and Ives. I have a setting for four that I purchased at an auction. Never out of the box. Nice pattern!

Betsy said...

These are so pretty and what a treat to find so many pieces together like this. Thanks so much for sharing them:-)

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Nice find! I really like Currier and Ives...I have a set of C&I salt and pepper shakers!

Amy Burzese said...

Usually I buy it if marked USA. I passed up two tea cups today in a thrift store that had USA on the bottom. Should have got them - just because. GO USA!

It's All Connected said...

I'm pretty sure I had that same pattern in green at one time. I try to buy only dinnerware made in North America or countries where I'm more confident of the glazes used. I keep as much of the "good old days" lifestyle going around here as I can. ~ Maureen

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

I love finding vintage Made in the USA stuff.

mississippi artist said...

I have one plate in this pattern, just because I like blue and white. It does look comforting and homey doesn't it.?

Gayle said...

That's the pattern my Mom had when I was growing up! She now has fiesta ware same as me.

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Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Jan,
I've really enjoyed this post. I have a large set of this pattern put away. After seeing this I'm going to get it out and start using it for everyday. I live in a log home and it will add a dash of wonderful blue to my table.
I am your newest follower. Thank you for sharing.
Nancy

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore your transferware!

I hope you'll stop by my blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a $50 Kirklands gift card.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I also love finding vintage Made in the USA dishes. The dishes are Beautiful love the color also. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
I also hope you will follow my new Linky and I will follow to back.
XXOO Diane

Angela said...

So pretty! I love blue and white china of all kinds :)

outjunking said...

You found a great looking dinner ware, and bought Made in USA, I as so about that now after the economy turn up side down. Not to mention I work in antique mall, where most everyone flips over the bottom to read where an item is from.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Yes it is Currier and Ives. My grandmother had the same pattern! I loved it!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love blue and white and I love Currier and Ives. I also like shopping local buying locally made goods, USA.:-) When I can find shops and merchandise.

Wonderful post!

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

Wow, what a score! I have these plates; found at an antique store in '99 for 10cents each. This is the first time I've seen the other pieces. Mine are hanging in my livingroom encircling a large painting.
I'm a new follower on GFC and Linky and hope you'll do the same. Also, hope you'll join my Frugal Treasures party tomorrow. I'm sure you have something fab to share.

Judy Bigg said...

Great post, it is a treat to have items made in the USA. Think that why I enjoy Peggy Karr Glass, she is an American Artist. Thanks for sharing.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Fabulous find! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Marylnail@bellsouth.net said...

I have my grandmother's from the 1960's and use them everyday. I just love them. They are very sturdy and I have no chips on any of the plates, bowls, and saucers. The cups, however, are stained on the inside from years of my grandparents drinking hot coffee! Very special to me! I recall my grandmother collected her set at the A&P grocery store.

Debbiedoo's said...

Love those dishes Jane, great color too. I am following you on linky too. Thanks for your support:)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I had that in green. I have some pieces put away.

What do you call those blue flowers?

My mom used to grow them in her garden and I think she had white and yes green?

ldsmommyof12 said...

I got a set of this at the time of my marriage in 1964. Winn-Dixie offered it as a premium to buy each week. I lived in Florida at the time.