I am linking up with Treasures and Trinkets Thursday and Vintage Thingies Thursday where you can see a lot of other interesting treasures and vintage thingies!I found some treasures -in the garage of a house DH bought for rehabbing. I have a couple of other nice things that I'll show maybe next week, odd the things people leave behind.........
A set[almost complete] of Johnson Bros. Olde English Countryside. As soon as I spotted it my eyes were drawn to it because of the resemblance to my Grandma's china, though hers was probably 20's vintage and came with her from England to Australia in the late 1920's. I have no idea who the maker may have been- I have a couple of her old pieces but none of the brown patterned china like this.
Olde English Countryside was produced by Johnson Bros. from 1974-1983, then I guess discontinued.
I had a feeling even before I knew this that it was worth a bit, but was shocked when I went to eBay to see a setting similar to this for almost $500!
I have nine of most pieces, but I am short a few bowls and bread plates, the creamer and the lid to the sugar bowl. This is the platter and there is also a vegetable bowl.
My family think I should sell it, and honestly I don't need it but I like it and it does bring back memories of meals at Grandma's and her wonderful fluffy bread pudding. I plan to use it soon and I will post to the blog when I do.
I just don't know where to put it!