Friday's Find #132

TGITF Friends! Here we go again...My name is Cecilia and I'm a dishaholic. Yep, this week's fabulous feature is more vintage dishes.  How could I pass on a gorgeous Johnson Brother's Friendly Village set just waiting for me at a recent yard sale? Not an antique shop-a yard sale! I was so excited to find this covered casserole...

Friday's Find #132 Fab find of the week, Johnson Brother's Transferware scored at a yard sale!

...four dinner plates, 

Friday's Find #132 Johnson Brothers Friendly Village Transferware scored at a yard sale!

four mugs,

Friday's Find #132 Johnson Brothers Friendly Village vintage mugs scored at a yard sale!

 and four salad plates for $15! The square plates are my favorites of the set. 

Friday's Find #132 Vintage Johnson Brothers Friendly Village plates scored at a yard sale!

Here's a view of the backstamp. They were manufactured in England beginning in 1953.

Friday's Find #132 Vintage Johnson Brothers dishes scored at a yard sale!

I've always wanted a set of this transferware pattern to use during the holidays and am thrilled to have found it especially at that price. Now I just have to rearrange my china cabinet--more on that Sunday! 

Friday's Find #132 Thank you for pinning!

Friday's Find #132 Johnson Brothers Vintage Transferware scored at a yard sale!

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  1. Oh Cecilia, you lucky girl, you! You know I love that pattern too. (We have great taste!).
    ;-) what a wonderful find. I know you'll enjoy them.

  2. Wow, what a great find! I adore that covered casserole.

  3. Great find. Friendly Village is one of my favorite patterns. Enjoy your wonderful find!

  4. Wow! These are beautiful! I found a covered casserole dish at a yard sale years ago for 50 cents but have not seen another since!

  5. What an amazing deal! Love the colours. They'll be perfect for holiday dining. Great find!

  6. I have never heard of or seen this Friendly Village stuff before. Cute!

  7. That is an amazing find! $15 was such a deal and they are so pretty! Happy Dance for you!

  8. These are gorgeous! I would love them for the holidays as well. I need to get me to more yard sales! xo kathleen

  9. Cecilia ... my daughter collects and uses that same set and I was hoping to see you would have them "available" in your Etsy shop. But ... so glad you are keeping them to for yourself. Great find. Johnson Bros make beautiful china. I found her vintage set at Salvation Army years ago and her friends have added new pieces. Enjoy.
    Audrey Z.

  10. What a gorgeous set! Sometimes I wonder what the person who parted with them was thinking! Good for you to find them.

  11. BEAUTIFUL!! Can't believe someone sold those for $15. Good for you :)

  12. Hey there Cecelia! Wanted to let you know your post wast featured on the Vintage Wednesday Linkup Party. So happy to have you join us! Thanks for sharing:

  13. I purchased for my daughter a sugar bowel and small oval platter at an antiques shop in Aurora. Or. The owner wanted $45.00 for the sugar bowel but she sold it for20.00 and the platter was 45.00 and sold it for 30.00, so both for 50.00 and I thought that was a deal, but you really scored a deal. That pattern of dishes is used on the Hallmark series "When Calls The Heart" and she loves the show and that is how she started collecting the dishes. You scored big at the yard sale. Cudos to you.


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