Friday, March 22, 2013

Pinkarella! It's Spring Time Appeal for Pastel Colored LuRay Dinnerware

My heart leaps with joy at the
thought of this season.

And my vintage LuRay Pastels collection
makes a great display for Easter.

Just like the colors
of the candy coated eggs!
Back in the day, the company
Taylor Smith and Taylor. debuted
LuRay as a great alternative to the
popular and very brightly
colored FIESTA ware.

Soft pastels like Persian Cream, Sharon Pink,
Surf Green, and Windsor Blue sparkle
like the colors in the LuRay Caverns in Virginia.
Did you know that is how this set got it's name?

Over the years I have collected
quite a few different pieces.

Some I use...

And some I don't!

 And some I buy just to
"Go Along"

And why not?
My vintage LuRay

Always makes me smile,
whatever the occasion!

My little sweet pea thinks I am
like "Pinkarella" because
I like pink so much.

Linking to Pink Saturday...
Hop on over to How Sweet the Sound ,
 Vintage Inspiration Friday at
Common Ground... ,
 A Favorite Thing at
Mocking Bird Hill Cottage,
Home Sweet Home
at The Charm of Home,
Feathered Nest Friday
at French Country Home,
Share Your Cup Thursday at
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson,
The Creative HomeAcre Hop
Show & Tell Friday
at My Romantic Home,
What's It Wednesday
at Ivy and Elephants,
Etsy Party Cottage Style,
Hope in Every Season
Homemaking Link Up,

and Martha's Favorites!
also with



Wow us wednesdays!

Enjoy the day!


Unknown said...

Love your pastel LuRay!
Dorothy and Ms.Wilma

RobinfromCA said...

I love LuRay! My sister has always been a Fiestaware person and I've always been in love with the LuRay. It's like we grew up in different houses!
Have a lovely weekend,

Jeanie said...

I fear I'm a bit of a dish "ho" but I knew nothing about these! They're just wonderful -- and perfect for spring! Happy PS!

Sarah Coller said...

How pretty! You have a great collection and a lovely way with words.

I'd love for you to come join my Homemaking Linkup party.
HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Mrs. Sarah Coller

Farm Girl Pink... said...

Such a great collection!

I have always love the LuRay pastel collections over the Fiesta bold primary colors.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog
I put the Pink Dress on my new etsy shop for $100.

wish I could slim down to wear it, That won;t happen so guess I'll share it with someone else LOL

I would love to see a high school girl or college girl wear it for graduation or prom

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Love FiestaWare and now, this - I think this!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Thanks! Jenn, Link #47

Unknown said...

I put the few LuRay pieces I've managed to thrift in my china cupboard--the perfect touch for my Easter decorations! Love love love the stuff! Your collection is beautiful. :)

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love your luRay collection it is so pretty, I have a tiny tiny collection of them, I just love dishes so much, hard to commit to thanks for sharing your beautiful dishes...

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh my, love these dishes! I have never heard of this brand. I picked up some aqua cups and saucers at an antiques store because of the color. I'm thinking they must be LuRay. Going to check. I love dishes and your collections is amazing. Saw you at Charm of Home. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday, would love if you linked up. Happy to be a new follower.

Susan Freeman said...

I assumed correctly that was where they got their name. My hubby and I lived in Middleburg, VA when we were first married and I so heart Virginia. Your pastel pieces are so pretty. I have way too many dishes, but I can honestly make room for these! Great post!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

DearHelenHartman said...

Those plates are just plain YUMMY! They make my eyes smile.

Cindy Adkins said...

Very pretty! I thought it was Fiestaware when I first saw your photo on Pink Saturday. The colors are so perfect for spring!

Art and Sand said...

I LOVE your sweet colorful dishes. What a fun collection

GardenOfDaisies said...

Those are really perfect for Easter!! I especially love the Windsor Blue and Surf Green.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

That is quite an extensive collection. Perfect for this time of year.

HI! I'm Tabitha said...

the LuRay is amazing! I have two pieces and I didnt even know what they were until now! I purchased them becuase they were pink. what a fun collection . happy pink saturday

Claudia said...

I've always admired your LuRay collection - those colors are so yummy! And I love the variety of pieces you have - you are so right - perfect for Easter!

Thank you so much for joining in this week!


Anonymous said...

Thought I'd drop by to let you know that your comment did show up on my blog and your question about it. Thanks for persevering!
As I scrolled down your post to get to the comments, I loved seeing that stack of pastel plates. MMmmm. Pretty.

Thanks, Jenn

Balisha said...

I love the pastel colors. So springy.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh! I've never heard of LuRay before, thank you so much for introducing it to me. So charming! What a wonderful collection you have.

Happy weekend!

Faye said...

Beautiful! I love it, the colors are so soothing...your post is tempting me to collect it! You have an amazing collection!

Lucy@heart and hearth said...

Hi there,this is my first visit...what a beautiful set of dishes....I WANT! but I'll be happy for you :))

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such a beautiful collection. I have several pieces in different colors but no where near your wonderful display!

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Very pretty LuRay collection! I love their vintage look and colors :)

Lisa Lynn said...

Love your vintage collection! Saw your post on A Favorite Thing! I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!

oopsiemaizie said...

hi there... found you through a favorite thing... i love your collection of luray... such pretty colors... and it does make a great display!! thanks for sharing : )

Haworth said...

I had never heard of this before, Jillian, but it's lovely! Such wonderful colors and just right for spring! (Just looking into that dish cupboard is like a breath of fresh air!)

Terri said...

Oh they are like candy! Yum! They are just so darn pretty. They look amazing all together. They work perfectly for Easter, so you are all set ; )
Happy Easter!

Micupoftea said...

Had no idea! I thought they were made by the same company, just a pastel version of Fiesta- how dumb is that?, lol. You have a nice collection :)

sandy said...

These dishes are new to me but very pretty! Pastels are perfect for Spring! Have a wonderful week!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Just popping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup Thursday.

Tea in Texas said...

I love your LuRay collection and it is the color of Easter candy with the pastels. The Johnson Bros. China company of England also has a pastel collection from this era. I have some pieces of it but enjoy the Luray but can never find a teapot! Have a Happy Easter!


Debra@CommonGround said...

I've seen this but didn't know the name or history, LOVE all the wonderful pastels!!

Martha said...

I've never heard of Luray before, but I love the soft pastels! I was never a fan of Fiesta ware because I prefer the softer color palette. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pieces with us!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Wow! Definitely spring colours - perfect for Easter! Love vintage :) Easter greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Ruthie Miller said...

I loved seeing these dishes and learning about them. I was not aware of them. How happy they look together and how perfect they are for the season at hand.
Happy Spring!
Ruthie from:

Kim Campbell said...

Wow! Your collection is beautiful! I have several pieces but wow! Yours is amazing! Thanks for sharing. :) I don't come across to many others that collect LuRay.

Jeanne said...

This is a wonderful collection Bella. Congrat's on the most visits on your lovely post. xo

An Oasis in the Desert said...

These dishes are so pretty -- impressive collection! They are so very similar to the pastel colors of Homer Laughlin's FiestaWare, which I have a lot of!

Annesphamily said...

What a beautiful collection of pastels! I am late but congrats on being the number one viewed post last week! Have a happy Easter! Hugs Anne

Michele said...

i love these pretty colors and pretty things so much! happy pink saturday! xo

Lisa Lynn said...

I love your collection! So beautiful!
Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
Hope you can join us again this week!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a gorgeous collection of Luray!
The colors are just right for spring.
Thanks so much for sharing with us.