Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Copeland Spode Buttercup

From the 1930s and '40s


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  1. There’s a reason why this blog resonates with me. It’s a weekly, often daily, occurrence that I sign on to SWNE and find an item I already possess or a subject that directly relates to an area of interest. Today it happens to be Spode’s Copeland “Buttercup” post. This charming pattern rings in the autumn at my house along with pieces from Spode’s “Woodland” pattern. My cupboards are overflowing with dishes I can’t seem to part with. Where do you store your vast collection, Muffy? (I tried to add pieces to this pattern and can’t seem to find many replacements.) Thank you for sharing!

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    1. JVK: Try www.replacements.com my go to for replacement pieces. This is a favorite pattern. The teapot is lovely. PA

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    2. Thank you, PA. That site is where I have already looked. I would love to add a teapot as well as a pitcher. Otherwise, I have a complete service for twelve minus a couple of missing plates.

      For ER: Keep your eyes open. Old and complete sets of china are available at estate sales and antique shops for a decent price. I was fortunate to buy my Buttercup dishes for a song from a woman who was eliminating her mother’s household items.

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  2. So funny, JVK! I was wondering the same thing about storage! I have 2 sets, my everyday and my fancy and I barely have room for those. If I had more of my everyday, I'd make my sisters take our great-grand's fancy off my hands!

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    1. We have an "entrance to Narnia" style wardrobe in our dining room with drawers along the left side and a place that was to hang clothes along the right. My husband outfitted the right side with shelves and we now store our sets of dishes on the right and our rarely used serving pieces and linens on the left hand side. I don't have a fancy set, though - I'd love one someday but I can't bring myself to buy one because they are prohibitively expensive (for me...) and there's no set in my family to be passed down. Right now our sets are the every day set of basic Corelle and our tin camping set that I occasionally use as overflow when we have more guests than dishes. All in time, I guess!

      - ER

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  3. Happened to be in a china shop with the wife last weekend to buy a gift. As I hung around while she perused, I picked up a Spode plate with either a duck or a pheasant on it, and when I turned it over noticed that it was not made in England, but made in China. Hmmmm. China made in China. Problem is, I don't trust the current Chinese glazes. Then I picked up a Waterford tumbler (in our pattern) and it had the look and feel of cheap, gas station giveaway pressed glass (remember those?). Boy, do I feel old!

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  4. Something of a weekend 'antiquing' buff, I often see items of this pattern. Never seen such a comprehensive set as the above though. I tend to like pitchers and platters and am glad to say I have one of each in Buttercup. Lovely, charming pattern. My favorite finds are the intriguing circa 18th century china made for the export market from China; patterns were designed to appeal to the western market. Hand painted, no two alike and exquisite.

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  5. eBay has bunches....PA

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    1. Thanks again. I will check it out.

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