I really enjoyed sharing my typewriter collection with you last week, so I thought why not continue the collections this week with another one of my favourites, my Johnson Australia dinner plates. This collection is one of my most recent, rapidly growing and one I just love for so many reasons.
Firstly, it's wonderful when a collection can also be practical and we use a rotating set of these in our kitchen everyday. I love choosing different ones for dinner depending on the meal and our favourites for the week.
Another reason I love this collection is they are relatively easy to find around the place and it's a great thrill to spy the side of a plate amongst a big stack at the thrift store and rummage through hoping to find a new pattern.
Of course, I couldn't just buy one of each, so this is my no means my entire collection, just the patterns I've found so far. And this is my favourite reason for collecting Johnson.. the patterns seem endless, every time I think I've got them all figured out, I find an amazing new design to add to the collection.
So why dinner plates? Well I collect all kinds of Johnson crockery but I find dinner plates most easy to come by and I love the size and colour of the designs.
And my favourite pattern? It's a really tough choice, because they are all so sweet. I do love this floral pattern with bright orange and green accents and I'm really drawn to the detailed edges, which for me add something a little bit special to the traditional dinner plate.
So if you ever someone sitting on the floor amongst the bric-a-brac in your local thrift shop, it might just be me, searching for the next Johnson plate to add to my collection. For more Johnson love, check out Laura, Kate and Zara, a few of my wonderful fellow collectors.
Have you blogged about your collections? I'd love to check them out!