I have a thing for vintage china. I do not keep any for myself since I have a full service for 12 of Princess House I bought in the mid 90's and also a full set of Longaberger Pottery I bought a bit later when we were building our home. Since I invested so much into it, I prefer to keep it, for now. I try to find interested patterns that have a nice selection of serving pieces and extras to help get people started collecting, add to an already started collection or just to get in the hands of someone who can appreciate it. Just know I spend hours packing this stuff for safe shipping! I am sure I end up not making much money on it, but I really just want it to be loved and enjoyed! If you are closer to PA, I can do better on the shipping. West Coasters, for me, is not very economical! In many cases, a large set will be packed in 5 or more boxes. I have found flat rate is ineffective for china packing and prefer to use the larger boxes. I buy peanuts, wrap each piece in newspaper and bubbles and separate with cardboard and even wrap pieces with cardboard if there are handles and spouts I need to protect. I would gladly delivery in our area to avoid shipping these beauties! I do stress out while they are in transit! I must say, however, no china shipment has gone awry for me and this includes 24 pcs of stemware and 2 very large sets of 40-57 pcs. I want to show you some of the items I have available currently, as this site tends to focus on my furnishings, but I do enjoy sourcing much more!
The items above are "BLUE HEAVEN" by Canonsburg Pottery. There is another famous Blue Heaven pattern by Royal China, which is also atomic and darling, but this one steals my heart. Canonsburg is pretty interesting in that it was produced on a site that was formerly a Uranium Refinery in Western PA. That said, legend states that Canonsburg Pottery pieces will set off a Geiger Counter and is radioactive. Love the handles on the cream and sugar! Very dainty and who can resist the aqua swirls and atomic stars! This set was split to someone who needed the other items I had. What remains is perfect for tea time. Please consider adding these to your set or starting a set with these awesome pieces!
I suspect this pattern is not too common so I snapped these up for someone to collect. There are some wonky off center decals, but for someone looking for these pieces, they will be happy to find them. I suspect this will not be easy to add to, so if you are looking for something readily found, this may not be a good choice.
Please have a look in the shop at all the partial sets and pieces I have available. It may inspire you to fall in love with vintage china! I have them in the VINTAGE CHINA section! https://www.etsy.com/shop/MadModWorldVintage?section_id=15411857&ref=shopsection_leftnav_4
Hope you enjoyed learning about these awesome makers and sets!