Saturday, January 24, 2009

Nippon Dish


Again we meet for PINK Saturday. This is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound ttp://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/06/so-just-what-is-pink-saturday.html thank you. My Pinkness today is this very pretty Nippon dish I found about a year ago at one of my many favorite antique/thrift shops. This pretty dish didn't look the way it does now. When I found it was PAINTED white with glitter embedded into the paint. I'm not joking. Someone painted this fine piece of china. The history of the dish goes something like this, per the owner of the antique shop. The "artist" that painted and glittered this thought they were making a greater piece of art. WELL, I took one look at this dish and just knew I needed to take it home and give it TLC. The owner of the shop knows me and said "if your can do something with it's yours for $10.00. So, I thought $10.00 for a painted Nippon dish...OH all right. If I could give it a second chance I guess $10.00 was worth it. Some spots of pretty showed through the paint. I just had to have this dish and TRY to make it the pretty PINK rose dish it was suppose to be. Home with me it came. Let me say this, it was worth $10.00. I washed it by hand and some of the paint came off. Washing it by hand was going to take a lot of rubbing. I didn't use anything abrasive. Just warm water and soap I just kept rubbing at the paint. Taking a chance I ran it through the dishwasher. IT worked. The white glitter paint peeled off in strips. A little paint remaines on the side of the dish. Other then that the dish is in fine shape. I don't think it has any chips or cracks. I love this dish that was truly worth $10.00.
Blessings
Marie

18 comments:

kymber said...

Hi Marie,
Glad you gave it the TLC it needed. What a beautiful piece!
Thanks for sharing it.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Kymber

IsabellasCloset said...

Marie, Such a beautiful vintage pink dish!
Have a lovely pink day...
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

White Iris Designs said...

A GREATER piece of art?? LOL That is amazing...so glad to see you restored it to it's original beauty!!

erin said...

What a yummy find! Happy Pink Saturday!
Erin :)

Susan said...

Pretty pinks!

Happy Pink Saturday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lovely pink dish! No wonder you love it so much, Marie!

Happy Pink Weekend...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mary said...

Marie, I love your dish and how wonderful that you brought it back to it's original beauty! Happy Pink Saturday!

Happy To Be said...

Happy PINK Saturday to you...and what a great plate you have there...glad it found a good home..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Marie.

I love Nippon, and your dish is a beautiful piece. You did great bringing it back to the natural beauty.

Lady Pamela said...

That was a very interesting story. I guess I will have to take a closer look at things when I am treasure hunting in the thrift shops.

The Muse said...

Ummmm. I'm flabbergasted....and in complete shock that any artist (using that term loosely) thinks that painting that white would be BETTER!

Oh, the sheer disgrace..thank goodness you rescued the poor thing!

Virginia said...

Beautiful dish, great find.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Blessings,
Virginia

Mimi said...

Isn't it fun to take something that really needs a loving touch and bring it back to life? LOVE your blog!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Marie,
That is a beautiful dish! I think you got a great deal on it.
Diane

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Why would anyone want to paint that beautiful dish...maybe so you would find it and give it a good home...it is beautiful...great job bring it back to life....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Joy said...

Marie, it looks like you gave it a beautiful restoration!

CC said...

Such a beautiful dish you recovered.A great find. Happy belated Pink Saturday and have a great week.

KatCollects said...

I am very late, but happy pink Saturday : )
Kathy