Friday, July 31, 2015

Thinking Pink #5: LuRay Pastels, Go-Alongs, and Victoriana

This week I am sharing some of
my pink finds... but this week
 there are a lot of pastels in the mix.
As in LuRay Pastels by
Taylor, Smith, and Taylor.

This popular dinnerware ran
 from the late 1930's
 to the Early 1950's.
I have a large set on display
 in my kitchen cabinets and have
 looked and looked for LuRay
 to sell, with minimal success.
But last weekend on a very
rare occasion, I found some!
The house where we found
 the LuRay was probably built in
the 1930's... and the kitchen
was original!
The old sink, the ironing board
 built into a cabinet in the wall.
It was neat. And I imagine this
must have been the woman's 
set of dishes back in the day. 
Most of the pieces were chipped
and had to be left behind.
As a collector it is
But fifteen minutes later
at another sale, I found
this set of 4 wine
goblets in pastels!
Perfect as "go alongs"
as we collectors like to say.
I also found vintage party supplies.
Also in pastels. What fun!
This hat looks an awful lot
like a cake, doesn't it???

 Then at another sale I found these Victorian calling cards.
I am always fascinated by them. Not much different than
today's business cards, but yet very different at the same time. These were social. I guess they were
pre-Facebook days!
A reminder of a great afternoon
chatting and having tea.
This pretty footed, rose 
decorated teacup was
found just this morning!
So was this pretty
Victorian berry set.
I have two of the large
bowls and 12 of the
smaller berry bowls.
Hope you enjoyed my pink
and pastel finds...I'll be
listing everything for
sale except possibly the
wine goblets!

Enjoy the day!
Linking with:
Pink Saturday


LV said...

Wonderful finds. I used to collect different things, but no more. In fact, do not know what to do with what I have. You can never sell things for what they are worth.

Sandi Magle said...

What a haul of beauties! Totally love your LuRay collection. And yes, pieces in Chicagoland are hard to find also. I keep my eye out for them for a friend and it has been a long time since I have even seen any, except in a pricey antique store.

Great Post, ty!

Ann said...

The pastel dishes are gorgeous!!! Do you use them? I love collecting but have had so slow down for room.

Unknown said...

What a delightful visit for Pink Saturday. So many pretty flowers. And I LOVE those vintage calling cards! I love adding flowers to my real estate business cards :) Thank you.

Kaye Swain

bj said...

Lots of delicious pinks here...I don't have much pink around Sweet Nothings but I love the color.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What wonderful finds!1 I especially love the calling cards and the berry bowls!! Simply stunning!! I have a yellow LuRay platter but that is the only piece that i have been able to find.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Victoria said...

Oh my goodness...those wine glasses are to die for!!! Lovely finds Jillian! I'm a huge lover of old movies, my favorite era being the 40's, I do sometimes wish I was living in that time! I'm sure calling cards were big back then:)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

LOVE the victorian calling cards. I've never come across those. Very cool.

Deanies Stash said...

Beautiful finds!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love your collection of pretty pastels. Don't you love it when you find more beauties to add to your collection? Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.