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Monday, June 1, 2009

Today’s Thrifty Treasures – Wedgwood Charger

On Friday I went to drop off a few items at the consignment shop, then went around the large store looking for bargains. An item I had picked up many times but put down, was now on final sale for $4.38. It is a handpainted wooden charger from Wedgwood’s "Joie de Vivre" Collection.

It is white painted in green and measures 13" diameter. The illustration of an urn surrounded with country houses, birds, leafy fronds, a rooster and trees, has a classical but fresh and whimsical treatment.
The Wedgwood "Joie de Vivre"series comes in green, blue, black and deep pink, with coordinating porcelain plates. The porcelain salad plates are decorated with a rooster or an urn.

Here is a photo from Ebay of the salad plate with the rooster in green:
Here is an Ebay photo of the salad plate with the urn in blue

For now, I’ll be using it for serving with a clear plate to let the painting show through.

I am glad you stopped by and hope you will visit again soon. Your comment is welcome.

Please visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for more thrifty treasures.


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Carrie, that is really a pretty piece! I love it, thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Ohh...that's pretty! I've never seen THAT pattern. I love how you've used it with a clear, glass plate so all the beauty can still shine through. ;)

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I love this! What a treasure!

★Carol★ said...

What a gorgeous charger! Love the green color!

Kathleen said...

That is a beautiful charger..great for a vignette or hung on the wall too!

Karen said...

Oh I really like this. Even better because you had kept your eye on it and it finally came down in price. I love it when that happens.
Keeping a clear plate on top is a great idea. Keeps the beauty of it shining through!
Great post!
HAGD! Karen

Salmagundi said...

I've never seen that pattern for a charger. You've chosen the perfect use for a lonely plate. The glass plate makes it so useful. Sally

Elena said...

That is a very pretty plate!

tea time and roses said...

Hello Carrie!

These are so pretty, I just love them! What true treasures.:o)