Every once in a while, I get a find that makes me grin from ear to ear. This was definitely one of them!
I was at the flea market, and my hubby and I were making one last pass through the front row on the way to the car.
There they were, in all of their glory.
Flow Blue plates!!
The lady looked like a dealer, so I was a little worried about what she wanted for the plates. I tried to act nonchalant, hoping she wouldn’t start with, “well, on eBay they go for $30.”
She asked me if knew what they were. I told her yes ma’am I did, and that I had inherited some Flow Blue when my grandmother passed away. She liked that, and asked me about other china that I collected, and whether or not I had received a string of pearls for my 16th birthday (I did). So I guess she was making sure that the plates were going to a good home, and in the end she asked for $1 a piece!!!
$1 each for Flow Blue plates!!! WHOOP!!
What is Flow Blue? In short, Flow Blue is a style of white earthenware or porcelain that originated in the 1820s, among the Staffordshire potters of England. It is called “Flow Blue” because the blue glaze blurred or “flowed” during the firing process. I did a Junk 101 post on it if you want more info, Junk 101: Flow Blue China.
Now I collect a few different patterns, and mix and match them. Here are a couple of the patterns in my collection, “Touraine” and “Dainty”:
And now I also collect “Wentworth!”