Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Nikko Christmastime Serving Dish

My first vintage Christmas find of the year! I was hitting some thrift stores in Rome, Ga. over the weekend when I spotted this piece at Goodwill for just 99 cents. Not bad, and it will blend with my Spode Christmas Tree dishes quite well.

This is the "Christmastime" pattern from Nikko. When I did a little online surfing, I found that this pattern of Japanese ironstone was introduced in 1979. (So I call it "vintage" with a bit of a grin! So am I, by that standard.)

I thought this looked old until I looked on back and saw that it was microwave safe. I'm surprised something from the microwave era shows crazing — or is it crackling? I have yet to see a satisfactory explanation of the difference. One definition of crazing in the dictionary is tiny cracks, and crackling is said to be small cracks as well. I can't feel the cracks, however, so I felt this dish will be fine no more often than I will use it. Have any of you found a good thrift store bargain lately?

7 comments:

  1. So cute! I want to get out and do some thrifting this weekend, wish me luck!

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  2. It's always fun to find Christmas dishes especially for 99 cents. Last week I found a REALLY good deal. Lucky me found 2 Johnson Bros. transferware teacups and saucers in the Devon Sprays pattern for just 99 cents each and 2 matching dessert plates for 39 cents each. I was so excited!

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  3. Great find! You'll have to keep your eye out for matching tea cups... I have 2 in this pattern that I found at TJMaxx years ago.

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  4. Great find at a fantastic price. Now you have me looking for Christmas stuff!

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  5. Fun find! Still hunting for that special bargain - enjoying it too!

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  6. Great find. It will look lovely with your Spode

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  7. Nice find. No thrift store finds lately, but then I haven't looked much.
    I went to the antique mall this week, but nothing just jumped out and grabbed me.
    I must start looking again, as I have a few things I would love to find.

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