Last week, I went to a great sale that I've been to many times. They always have pretty things. I'm still kicking myself for not buying a gorgeous chrome tea caddy, but I did pick up three very pretty, hand-painted plates. The first one has an Austria mark. It looks like it's seen some hard use (as evidenced by the worn gold rim), but I like the delicate little pink roses so much, that I decided to buy it anyway. (Okay, I admit it--I like to rescue things. This little plate was like a horse ridden hard and put away wet. It needs some love and TLC for the rest of it its life.)
The last was of these old roses. This was marked England. I love that they all come from different countries. And who knows how old they are.
The beauty of these plates is they don't cost much. The big one was $1.50 and the other two were only $1 each.