Delightful Dishes by Taylor Smith and Taylor Friday's Find #248


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! This week's fabulous find is a set of vintage Taylor, Smith & Taylor dishes in the charming Boutonniere pattern. Don't you love the robin's egg blue inside the cup? I was able to mix the odd numbered set I found with a handful of random pieces I already had to complete a set to sell and a set to keep--a dishaholic's dream! Come learn a little more about these timeless beauties and see how I arranged them, too...


vintage Taylor Smith & Taylor Boutonniere dishes


First, I have a few more finds from last week's neighborhood garage sale to share. I purchased all of these vintage linens from the same lady, Phyllis. This lovely rose trimmed tablecloth is gorgeous! AVAILABLE HERE!



vintage tablecloth



I also bought some vintage embroidered pillowcases--a pretty pair featuring morning glories is AVAILABLE HERE!


vintage embroidered pillowcases


Also,  a lovely little orphan featuring a colorful bouquet. AVAILABLE HERE!


vintage embroidered pillowcases


This sweet little apron belonged to Phyllis' mother and and when she found out that I have several hanging in my kitchen, she insisted that I take it. I'm going to display it proudly. ;)



vintage apron


Now let's talk dishes! I've always loved the delicate floral design on this charming pattern.


vintage Taylor Smith and Taylor Boutonniere dishes


In the early 1900s, in addition to manufacturing dishware and restaurant ware, Taylor, Smith & Taylor manufactured specialty pieces and believe it or not--toilet seats!


vintage Taylor Smith & Taylor Boutonniere dishes


The company was founded by the Smith brothers and was originally known as Taylor, Lee & Smith but changed names when Lee left the pottery business. They were eventually bought out by Anchor Hocking, in 1972. The popular Lu-Ray Pastels were also manufactured by T,S & T. 


Taylor Smith & Taylor Boutonniere dishes


This pretty pattern was manufactured from the 1950s-1962 during the mid-century modern era. Here's a closer peek at the pretty cup. The set I'm selling includes 4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, 4 cups and 4 saucers. AVAILABLE HERE!


Vintage Taylor Smith & Taylor Boutonniere dishes


They fit right at home in my china cabinet! 


vintage Taylor Smith & Taylor Boutonniere dishes


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vintage Taylor Smith & Taylor Boutonniere dishes


vintage embroidered pillowcases


Until next time, happy hunting!

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10 comments:

  1. Pretty finds! The dishes are out and out gorgeous. TST had many patterns to just die for. I love your china cabinet. And Oh-- the apron. So Sweet!
    All the Best,
    Gwen

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  2. I have some of these dishes too...just waiting to find more pieces to make a set. Great finds!

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  3. The dishes are so pretty. How lovely to find a set of them.

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  4. Look how pretty they are in your cabinet! You have enough other teal dishes to really make them stand out. Such a pretty pattern!

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  5. I love the arrangement in your china cupboard. And the apron! And the tablecloth with red roses (shades of my grandmother!). I used to embroider with all 6 strands (esp pillowcases) caz I figured with all the wash/wear over the years would thin the threads out; I was right! Loved your research, too; I appreciate learning tidbits caz I can absorb them instead of huge bites! Happy Mother's Day!

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  6. Sweet - enough to keep and enough to sell! Love the linens too. Happy Mother's Day weekend, Cecilia!

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  7. The dishes are so petty Cecilia, and I love how you displayed them! I have 6 teacups and saucers that are Lu-ray, and I love them! Always love vintage linens.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. These were my grandmother's dishes and now they are mine. I love them and have added to my collection for the past 25 years or so. I could probably serve 20 people!

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  9. I find these all the time at thrift stores and just pass up. LOL. Maybe I won't any longer.

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