My Vintage China Collection

Ashley Brooke's Vintage China Collection on www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

Mix and Match Vintage China

My love for pretty plates, tea cups, and glassware has been around for as long as I can remember. I used to go with my mom and dad to antique shows and just stand in awe of all the delicate floral china while they shopped for furniture, hoping that one day I would be able to own a set! As soon as I had my own home I started collecting pretty pieces of china and glassware that caught my eye. I only have one full set, but if I can convince Ryan to build me a massive china cabinet I would be scooping up full collections on Etsy left and right, because nothing makes me happier than pretty plates.

We use our vintage china daily and I love that most of it came from either our travels or stops at nearby thrift stores. What I love most about that is nothing is “too precious” to actually use. And truthfully an afternoon espresso is just so much better in a fancy tea cup!

Since I use these daily I get a lot of questions about china patterns, where I found certian things, etc… so I thought it would be fun to break everything down for you! Hopefully this post is helpful and you’ll be able to find everything you are looking for.

Where I Buy Vintage China Online

If you are shopping for fun vintage china pieces I would recommend you start with Etsy (so many great finds!), but if you are looking for a specific pattern, Replacements is hands down the best.

My Collection

Ashley Brooke's Vintage China Tea Cups from Maman NYC

Back Story: Ryan brought these pretty little tea cup sets back from NYC one weekend! He was there for a guys weekend, and bought them at our favorite little coffee shop in Soho, Maman.

China Patterns:

  • Johnson Brothers Devon Cottage
  • Villeroy & Boch Burgenland

Shop:

twenty piece set, four piece set, and one tea cup

Queens Ingrid China - Vintage China plate on www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

Back Story: I found these pretty little dessert plates at a local thrift store. There were only two, but I couldn’t pass them up!

China Pattern:

  • Queens Ingrid China

Shop:

salad plate, dinner plates, and four dinner plates

Torbrex Stanley Pottery Vintage China Plate on www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

Back Story: My sister gave me four of these dessert plates one year for Valentine’s day. I adore them and am dying for the complete set

China Pattern:

  • Torbrex Stanley Pottery

Shop:

serving platter, salad plate, and small plate

Vintage China Collection - Lenox Blue Tree on www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

Back Story: Our neighbor knows I LOVE vintage china and texted me one afternoon asking if I was interested in her entire set. She’d never used them in over 35 years! I couldn’t say YES fast enough.

China Pattern:

  • Lenox Blue Tree

Shop:

5 piece set, 24 piece set, and 60 piece set

Kent Springfield China Plate

Back Story: I have four of these floral dessert plates and I love them. Found these at a local antique shop!

China Pattern:

  • Kent (Japan) Springfield

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replacements

Vintage China - Libbey Daisy Drinking Glasses

Back Story: Another fun local antique shop find! Perfect for homemade lemonade on a sunny day.

China Pattern:

  • Unkown

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Back Story: My great grandmother (on my dad’s side) left these to me. She knew daisies were my absolute favorite flower! I think of her every time I use them.

China Pattern:

  • Libbey Glassware Daisy
  • Libbey Glassware Daisy with Butterflies

Similar Here:

here, here, and here

Gold cocktail glasses - Vintage China - owned by Ashley Brooke

Back Story: My grandmother (on my mom’s side) gave these to me a few years ago and I just think they are so pretty! Such a fun Summer cocktail glass.

China Pattern:

  • unkown

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here, here, and here

Juliska goblets - Vintage China on www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

Back Story: These are new-ish, but I always get a million questions about them. From Juliska and I adore them.

China Pattern:

  • Juliska Arabella Pink Footed Goblet

Similar Here:

here, here, and here

Vintage China - champagne coupes

Back Story: My best friend Betsy gave these champagne coupes to me one year for my birthday! Such a fun gift and we use them ALL the time.

China Pattern:

  • unkown

Similar Here:

here, here, and here

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9 Comments

  1. Wanda Blevins
    April 8, 2020 / 11:24 am

    I love collecting vintage pieces as well and only have a few pieces, but like you wanting a complete set. I need to start working on that!!!I said all of that to ask, where do you store your pieces or do you have them displayed?

    • April 8, 2020 / 2:43 pm

      Also, in regards to storage, truthfully… I have it everywhere! ha! Nothing on display but in cabinets all over the house and kitchen!

  2. Alisha
    April 8, 2020 / 1:16 pm

    Love all of these! What a great collection!

  3. April 9, 2020 / 9:35 pm

    I love your collection! I have two incomplete sets that were my great grandmother’s and I’m working to find pieces to complete the sets. I love browsing the aisles of thrift and antique stores, especially for teacups. I started a collection of mismatched teacups and seeing your collection makes me want to broaden my collection!

  4. April 12, 2020 / 11:35 am

    Thanks for sharing. I too love china. I am currently trying to find something that is blue and white floral and am leaning toward getting Johnson Brothers Devon Cottage, I just think it is so cute! Also that is amazing your neighbor gave you the Lenox Blue Tree, looks perfect for Easter and spring@

    • April 13, 2020 / 9:47 am

      Lauren! vintage china really is the best! I love Johnson Brothers Devon Cottage, such a great pattern! xx

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