Back again with a Vintage Collection feature. Today brings you a gorgeous set of Lu-Ray dishes. Heather from Peoria, IL is the lovely owner and I asked her a few questions about vintage and her love for these dishes.
Why do you love vintage dishes?
The colors! The blue-green called surf green is my favorite, with the rare gray color a close 2nd. And I like to imagine my grandma(in one of the photographs behind the gray teapot) might have discussed a new set of Lu-ray with a traveling salesman. It just reminds me of a different kind of lifestyle. I would not have to drive a car everywhere and work would end at 5pm.
Tell us about what you collect and why?
My collection started with an impulse buy at an antique store. I had seen this beautiful green/blue colored plate at another store, but thought I would never see it again. Then I found another one, so I decided to purchase this one I had found. A little sugar bowl with blue flowers had also caught my eye. I bought them both. Then I looked up the name Lu-Ray, which was on the back of the plate, on ebay...my collection had begun! Then I looked up the name Taylor, Smith and Taylor who made Lu-ray and found they also designed the boutonnière sugar bowl I had found--another collection had begun. I have gone on to purchase other designs like Dwarf Pine, ballerina mist, Hall refrigerator dishes, Brookpark melmac--I want to give them all a home.
What's missing from your collection that you've just got to have?
I would like to get a surf green Lu-Ray cake platter.
Thanks again to Heather for sharing this wonderful set with us! While your out doing some shopping check out Heathers shop on Etsy called rowdyharv . She's got some really great mixed media art and more!