On Saturday, my Aunt Jane and I went to Rome to visit some thrift stores and antique malls, and once again, the Rome Goodwill store brought me a whole lot of happy for the bargain price of $3.50 (including tax).
This small aqua blue ruffled bowl was just 77 cents. It looks and feels like vintage Pyrex to me, and it's not marked, but that's fine since I bought it for the color, not necessarily as an investment.
This china Christmas tree plate was 99 cents, and I'm always happy to find Christmas china pieces at any time of year. Some I keep, and some I give away, depending on how desperate I am around Dec. 20th or so each year when the baking marathon is under way.
As a longtime lover of cameos, though, I was most happy to find these two cameo design dinner plates and saucer for $1.51.
Curiously, one plate is marked and one isn't. The one that was marked has this Atlas China Co. backstamp, and I learned this pattern was made by Atlas China of Niles, Ohio from 1922-25, making this one of the older plates I own.
Isn't that a lovely image to find on a plate? I'm redecorating a bedroom, and I'm thinking of using one of these plates as a "jewelry tray" that's devoted to cameos. I even love the crackling. Are any of you fans of cameos? If so, have you ever seen them on plates before?