Monday, May 14, 2012

Oh So Lucky!

Nana Cote' had the platter first.  Then it came to me. It was well loved when I got it and I use it all the time. A little faded, but no chips!!




Hard to see the marking but it is Homer Laughlin, Made in the U.S.A.

A few years ago, one of the Flea Market Friends and I went to a local antique show. As we looked at the booths something caught my eye.....



A dessert set in the same pattern as my favorite platter! 6 dessert plates, a cake server and a smaller platter! It was priced way out of my price range, but the dealer came down....still a little expensive, but what are the odds? 

The marking on the dessert set, is a little different than my Nana's platter. Still made by Homer Laughlin, but with the addition of the word Rhythm, which I guessing is the name of the pattern. Although when looking online, it seems that quite a few Homer Laughlin patterns have the name Rhythm.



Maybe hiding out there somewhere is more Homer Laughlin, Rhythm, with a gold trim waiting to come home with me!! I will certainly be keeping my eyes open......You never know!

chris

20 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous set!! How fun to find it, and that is similar to the one you had from your grandma!! So sweet, and hope you find more pieces!! Have a great night Chris!!

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  2. I see a tea party in your future!

    Tammy

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  3. Just beautiful! I'm glad the other pieces made their way to you!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Erica

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  4. Chris,
    How nice for you to have found that dessert set! I have a thing for dishes and know the excitement that comes with such a find! How lucky you are!

    Thanks for stopping by The Checkered Apple. Glad you could visit!

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  5. What beautiful pieces and how lovely to be able to add to your nana's platter. I especially love the cake slice with the gorgeous gold handle.

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  6. Love your HL set!
    Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful!
    Wishing you a great week.
    XO Sharon

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  7. Hi Chris, What a beautiful set of dishes these are! I absolutely am wild about dishes. PS I would love to have you join my tag swap. Thank you so much! Elizabeth

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  8. Wow, Your platter is so pretty! And a family heirloom makes it more special! I can't believe you found that dessert set! You just belong to it. i am so happy for your find! it is gorgeous!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  9. What a beautiful set you have! I've never seen anything like this.
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. Oh, what a pretty set. I hope you find many more!

    Tresa

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  11. That was definitely a lucky find! Beautiful china!
    xoxo Jane

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  12. I stumbled across this post on my own hunt for Homer Laughlin Rhythm dishes after finding a few pieces I fell in love with at a local thrift (plus, $5.00 for 5 teacups, 6 saucers and 6 bread & butter plates - sold!). I don't know if you have found out a bit more about your dishes, but I can share what I have learned.
    Rhythm isn't a pattern name, but rather a style name. That's why you are finding so many called Rhythm. It isn't always easy to find a pattern name, especially with a less common pattern (I had a hard time tracking a pattern name, but finally found out mine is called "Symphony" in the Rhythm style). I can tell you that it's pretty easy to date when the pieces were made though. The alpha-numeric stamp is a production code. So the piece you have thats stamped "D51N5" (I think...the stamp is a little faded on the edge) means it was made in April (D) of 1951 in Plant 5. At least, that's how I understand it's generally read.
    You have a lovely pattern and I hope you can find out more about it. Replacements.com might help with the pattern name. Good luck! :)

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