Vintage Floral Platter with Blue, Pink and Yellow Flowers
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain
Around here, we just love a vintage platter like this. Interesting without being overpowering, colorful yet also very complimentary to other shades, simple but also slightly fancy, there are many, many possibilities when it comes to decorating with this vintage darling. Hoist it up onto a shelf or wall that's painted in a deep slate grey or a peacock blue and you add instant style to your space. Gather it together with your plain whites and soft ivory dishes and you add instant femininity to your collection. Or introduce it into the fold of your existing mix and max match floral servingware and you add instant personality and a little extra pizzaz to each and every mealtime.
Unmarked as to maker or manufacturer, we are left to imagine all the possibilities of when are where this platter began. If we had to guess a decade, we'd most likely say that this beauty was born sometime around the 1930s or 1940s as it's very similar to other patterns and color arrangements of that era. If that's the case then this almost antique serving dish would have been, could have been witness to lots of monumental history - everything from the Great Depression to WWII and beyond. And that is where your Mark Twain-inspired imagination comes in. Where do you think this platter might have lived? And with whom?
From a few evident blemishes, it s easy to see that a few adventures were definitely had. Hopefully, those were wild and wonderful meals where merriment gathered and good times were had by one and all.
- Bright blue (almost teal), bright yellow (almost marigold) and deep pink (almost cherry) flowers tucked inside sprays of spring green leaves
- Faded gold rim
- Shabby chic cottage style
- Unmarked on back as to maker or manufacturer
The gold rim is faded and worn off in most places. There is a small chip (measuring 1/4" inch) on the back of the platter (most likely caused by a plate hanger) and there are two lighting staining marks - one near the bottom left corner of the rim and the other, a small speck, in the center part of the platter closest to the right side. None of these flaws affect the overall use or integrity of the dish. Please see photos.
Measures 13.25" inches (length) x 10.5" inches (width) and weighs 2.1lbs