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!



  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!!

  2. I see a tea party in your future!


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

  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!

  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.

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

  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

  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!

  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 ;)

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


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

  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. might help with the pattern name. Good luck! :)

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