5/21/2011

Sunday Favorites...No. 102

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Welcome to the 102nd "Sunday Favorites"


"Sunday Favorites" is a Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!!! For more information on how to republish a past post just click HERE.

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Hello my friends!!!
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Welcome to the 102nd run of "Sunday Favorites"
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I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! Honey and I are in Kansas attending a car show.  We go to this specific car show every year...it's always a blast!  Sooo...I am not at home but I have scheduled this week's Sunday Favorites post (written last Thursday)...hoping that all will go as planned without any glitches! I won't be able to check in till late Sunday night. I'm looking forward to visiting with all of you on Monday! 
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For this week's Sunday Favorites party, I thought I would share a post from August of 2009. I hope that you enjoy!
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Have a super Sunday!!!
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Just a little note: Sunday Favorites Criteria
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When I first started the Sunday Favorites meme, my initial thought was to offer a solution for getting a post out on the weekend without having to spend alot of time doing so...weekends are just a busy time for most of us! Copying and pasting a previous post is so quick and easy. Not only is this a quick and easy solution to the busy weekends, but it's also an opportunity to dig back into our blog archives and share a favorite "past" post once again! Many of us spend alot of time and effort creating a post and it just seems a shame that it is viewed only once and then forgotten about!
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I would like to reiterate that Sunday Favorites is a meme about sharing or revisiting a post from the PAST!
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Thank you!!!

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Instructions for Participating in Sunday Favorites
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If you are participating in Sunday Favorites, please be sure to add your permalink and not your general blog address.
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Please copy and paste the Sunday Favorites logo button to your Sunday Favorites post or your sidebar so your visitors will know that you are participating. Also...please link back to the host blog, Happy To Design. This is important because it helps those who are visiting your blog, find the other wonderful blogs that are participating.
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Please do not add your link below, until your Sunday Favorites post is actually published to your blog.
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Thank you so much for your participation!!! I am going to really enjoy going through your "Sunday Favorites" posts!!!

Love ya'll,
Chari



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Sunday Favorites

My favorite post from: August 30, 2009



It's A Blue Mosaic Monday...
With an Update!

Hello my friends! It's time for Blue Monday with a blue mosaic! Blue Monday is hosted by our very own Sally over at Smiling Sally. Thank you, Sally for hosting Blue Monday! Please drop by Sally's and see the beautiful blue that she has for us today and while you're there...please visit the other Blue Monday participants!

For today's Blue Monday post...I created a mosaic so that I could join in the mosaic party hosted by Mary over at Little Red House. Mary, thank you so much for hosting Mosaic Monday...I've had so much fun making photos mosaics!!! You won't want to miss Mary's fabulous mosaics that she has created for us today...please pay her a visit and check out all of the other mosaics created by participating bloggers!


............Ahhhh....The Blues of Provence!!!
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Ohhhh....those beautiful frenchy blues!!!
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All of the photos in the mosiac that I created were taken in Provence, France (photos courtesy of the internet). Provence is a region of southeastern France on the Mediterranean adjacent to Italy. I have had the privilege of traveling through this beautiful region...ohhhh so beautiful! When I think of Provence...I think of the famous European/French painters...like Paul Cézanne who was born in Aix-en Provence. Other well known artists...Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, and even Van Gogh spent time painting in Provence! And...what did so many of their famous works from this region...have in common?
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BLUE!!!...the soft baby blues of the sky...the aqua blues of the water...the vibrant blues of the provencal linens ...and the earthy blues of the grapes! * *
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Sooo many fabulous frenchy shades of blue!!!
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Isn't it funny...when I think of France...I think of blue....
and I think of the fleur de lis!!!*
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My New Frenchy Blue China 



Lamberton Fine China
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Ohhhh...I am so excited to share with you today...my new fabulous frenchy find! This beautiful blue china was manufactured by Lamberton China USA and the pattern is called "Puritan".
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Photo of the manufacturers mark...
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History of Lamberton Fine China
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*I was really curious...I had never heard of this china manufacturer before so after doing a little research...this is what I found. Lamberton Works was founded in Trenton, New Jersey along the Delaware River in 1869. Later purchased by Maddock Pottery Company, and then by Scammel China Company in 1901. Scammel continued to use the Lamberton name on some of the pieces. Lamberton china is considered fine-grade semi-porcelain and avidly collected.
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I was doing a little "window shopping" on ebay a couple of weeks ago and ran into this beautiful china. It was love at first sight!!! I love, love, LOVE the pretty fleur de lis and laurel garland....Ohhhh, and the beautiful shade of blue!!! To me...it just doesn't get more "frenchy" than this...blue and the fleur de lis!!! A fruit basket surrounded by laurel garland can be seen in the center of the plates. There is just a hint of yellow on the fruit and tips of the laurel.
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A close-up...
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I found six bread and butter plates for a total of $9.00.
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six dinner plates for $8.00 ea.
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I thought this was an extremely great deal...considering the bread and butter plates sell for $9.99 ea. at China Replacements Ltd. The dinner plates sell for $29.99 ea. Now I'm looking for other pieces to complete this pattern! In the meantime, I can use them with my white ironstone.
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A couple of great books...especially if you like French Country decor.
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"Country French Living" by Charles Faudree.
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"Creating the French Look" by Annie Sloan.*
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...Now for the Update...
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A couple of weeks after I found the Lamberton "Puritan" china with the beautiful blue "fleur de lis" on them...I found another set of Lamberton China on ebay...and just had to have them!!! Ohhhh...they are soooo beautiful!!!
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*Up for auction was a set of six dinner plates...I only paid $15.00! I just couldn't believe my good fortune...just look at these beauties!!!
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I just love the beautiful "french" blue banding...and ohhhh...look at the gorgeous gold gilding! I adore the frenchy scrolled pattern!!!
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Close-up of the beautiful gilded scrolls!


The ebay listing mentioned that this was a very "rare" pattern. I'm wondering...I have searched and searched the internet (including China Replacements Ltd.) to no avail. I cannot find this pattern anywhere. If anyone knows anything about it...I sure would appreciate you letting me know!
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This is the manufacturers mark on the back of the china...it is definitely Lamberton China but it doesn't have a pattern name???






Now...for the sweet reveal!!!




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The photo above pictures the new Lamberton china dinner plate with a bread and butter plate from the Lamberton "Puritan" pattern.
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I just couldn't believe that they both had the exact same color of french blue banding...and if you look...you'll see that the Puritan "fleur de lis" pattern has the gold gilded bands around its edges!
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These two patterns just look like they belong together...don't they?
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I was so excited when I found this second set of dinner plates on ebay!!! Now I can mix and match them for a tablescape!!!
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Ahhhh...those frenchy provencal blues!!!
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I just love it!!! I can't wait to set a french table with my new china!!!
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The two Lamberton China dinner plates...side by side!
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Well my friends...thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my newest "treasure find"...I was so excited to share them with you!!! Don't forget to go by Sally's place for Blue Monday and Mary's for Mosaic Monday!!!
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Love ya'll,
Chari




24 comments:

podso said...

Wow, what a post! I don't think I remember this one and I l o v e your china find and how sweetly, yes, that's the right word, how sweetly they befriend each other! Great deal you got and it gives you something to be on the look out for now!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Hi Chari -

I don't remember this one either!
Lovely china, just so perfectly pretty.

Candy

Annesphamily said...

Such beautiful blues! Love the look over here! Hugs Anne

Diann said...

I remember this post. And these dishes are stll just as gorgeous as I remember them! They really are beautiful Chari! I just recently picked up that Alle Sloan book. Don't ya just love spending time going through those kinds of books! Have a wonderful Sunday.
Hugs,
Diann :)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Chari...what a treasure. This china screams French...love the gold too. Thanks for hosting as always. I so appreciate the time it takes. Happy Sunday...~Ann

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

OMG Chari I LOVE the china and the decorating books are fabulous too!! Have a great week my friend, Martina

Gypsy Heart said...

Hey sweet lady,
I finally made it! :-) Your post is absolutely breathtaking with the colors and all the beautiful pieces. You've found some real treasures and I can only imagine how much you enjoy them.

xoxo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Hey sweet lady,
I finally made it! :-) Your post is absolutely breathtaking with the colors and all the beautiful pieces. You've found some real treasures and I can only imagine how much you enjoy them.

xoxo
Pat

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

Happy hunting on your Lamberton China hope you find the pattern name.It sure is pretty. Trish

Cooking with K said...

Enjoyed your post...beautiful plates. Thanks for hosting the linky...having so much fun!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

I love that china! It will set a most beautiful table ... thanks for sharing. Thanks for being such a gracious, creative hostess! Love the party.

The Tablescaper said...

Oh Chari:

You struck it rich. What a lovely combination. And I do agree, they look like they should be together.

- The Tablescaper

3generations said...

Oh my!
I love this! There is a similar pattern by Castleton that I have resisted buying, but I LOVE laurel patterns! And this one is the prettiest I have every seen by far! WOW! In fact, that it is what started my whole saga to find a sterling with a laurel pattern. I have a set of Alvin Apollo on lay-a-away right now. Maybe I can find some of this! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!
-Andrea :)

Daphne said...

The patterns look lovely together! Congrats on a super find.

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Chari,
What a great find on both patterns, and yes they were made to go together. Love how you stack all your dishes, so lovely.
Hope all is well for you my friend. Did you enjoy all your family last month?
WIshing you a good week,
Mimi

Cass @ That Old House said...

Ooo la la!!!! Lovely lovely Frenchy stuff -- gorgeous!
I adore Charles Faudree, too -- especially because he has Cavalier dogs, just like we've had for decades!

Fabulous shades of blue. Swooning.
Love, Cass
PS have a BLAST this weekend!

Moogie said...

I am hopelessly in love with your china.

Theresa said...

Nobody does French like you:) LOVE that gorgeous china!

Have a fun trip, I hope you are taking lots of pictures!

Blessings and safe travels! HUGS!

Poppy said...

Hi Chari, hope you are having fun at the car show. I love the blues of the china and what a steal they are...and I love the gold scroll work on the plates and how beautifully the blues of the two plates blend with each other. Great post! Thanks for hosting.~Poppy

podso said...

BTW, Chari, I don't like lamb either and have never prepared it. I just love the book for the way he talks about cooking and food, etc. I learned a lot from it about life in general as well as food!

xinex said...

Those have got to be one of my favorite china of yours, Chari. They are really pretty...Christine

Keetha Broyles said...

Lovely blue dishes.

I came back to Sunday Faves today after a couple of week break.

I have started also doing "Sundays in my City" and I learned that whichever post I do second gets more traffic than the other one. I was FRUSTRATED if either post got "missed" - - - today I posted Faves later in the day, and that worked out better. I think I got good traffic on both posts.

Let's hope this works - - - I really want to do both and not take "turn about."

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wow!, this chinas are gorgous! They look stunning together dear Chari. S lucky to have this beauties...I love that blue with gold, it really looks French. Thank you for coming by sweetie, you're so generous with your lovely comments.
Luv ya!
FABBY

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
Oh do I love that china! Such a pretty pattern and so frenchy indeed!
I love your mosaic as well, you are always so creative with things and never cease to amaze me with you many talents!
Are you getting ready for Gloria and Len? I bet your so super, duper excited!
All is well here although I need some traveling time, miss that and miss you!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend too,
Hugs,
Cindy