The Acorn China Cabinet 's Pink Collection

Presenting the China Cabinet's Prize Pink Pirkenhammer Plate. 
Perfect timing for Pink Saturday and start of the Holiday Festivities. 
Although the Prize Pink Pirkenhammer Plate has NEVER had ANY Holiday Food exposure!

 Pirkenhammer is a trade mark of porcelain, produced in Březová, Karlovy Vary, since 1803.   My plate has a Hallmark that suggests it was made between 1918 - 1938 in Czechoslovakia according to the Hallmarks by the makers of Pirkenhammer.  In my search on the www, the closest pattern to this piece was valued at $95.
The most interesting bit of History on this Trademarked Bohemian Porcelan is the story of the Plate that survived the Titanic.  You can read about that HERE.

Now, my Favorite and OftenUsed Platter is the Betsy Rose made by Harmony House in the good ole USA.
It's Hallmark is Stamped and Numbered 4689 and is Ovenproof, Crazeproof and Detergentproof.
You can get one right now on Ebay for as little as $6 or as much as $16...HERE.  Really!
Pictured with the Betsy Rose are several pieces of Fenton serving pieces in the Silver Crest Pattern.

 I tell Ya'll, it's hard to find anything prettier than a Pink Rose.  Isn't this one a Beauty? 

Everyone knows that Pink Saturday Hostess Beverly at How Sweet The Sound is the Rose Queen of Blogland.

Be sure to stop in at How Sweet The Sound, say Howdy to Beverly and visit the Pinkie List.

And a Special Howdy to the Cowgirl Apronista Lynn at The Vintage Nest!
Doesn't she look like a True Texan in that Cowgirl Apron?
Yep, Lynn, I hereby DubYa Honoree Texan!


  1. Anonymous11/05/2010

    Hi Sue! Oh, those are some very beautiful plates!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. I love your pinks today. The rose plate was my favorite but they all are great. They must be especially pretty in person. Take care.

  3. Sue, here to wish you a Happy Pink Saturday. ~ Sarah

  4. Hi Sue, I can't begin to tell you how gorgeous your plates are. I will look up the story of the Titanic plate. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  5. Gorgeous ... Beautiful dishes!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  6. What perfect pink plates! I love that rose. It is so exquisite. Happy weekend and HPS to you! Lynn looks like a real cowgirl! HeeHaw! I love that apron! Anne

  7. Beautiful platters! Thanks for sharing these with us.

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog. An interesting comment on my grandma's crochet/cloth doll exchange. The lady she did the exchange with was from Texas. I just remembered that little fact when I read your blog. Could it have been a relative????

  9. I enjoyed the info about the Pirkenhammer Plate! That was all new to me!

    Lynn looks fabulous in that darling apron...you did a great job on it!

    Happy Pink Saturday!


  10. Anonymous11/06/2010

    Sue, you are so cute! Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for sharing bits and bobs of your acorn "hutch" with us. :) LOL.... I look more like a witch than a cowgirl with that black hat on. That was a present to Bobby G. a couple of weeks ago. xoxo

  11. G'morn Sue ~ What an interesting history & I love both plates. Lynn is sooo cute! & a lovely gal.

    Have a lovely PS ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  12. Such pretties! I love dishes so much. I have had to whoa back a bit on my dish desires - no room!

  13. hahaha Honey of a Texas friend thank you for posting on my blog this morning. I smiled then giggled that you have been to Lone Star Antiques. I said wow someone else knows this place other than my friend Ann Denise.. LOL! Happy Pink Saturday sweetie. Love the acorn "hutch". Great post. Grac xoxoxo

  14. Hi Sue, I always love it when you stop by, your blog is beautiful..and oooh I love that fall china, the rose especially gorgeous, thanks for sharing..to answer your question, no it really is southern California..isn't it beautiful at those times of day?
    Have a wonderful week full of blessings:)

  15. Love your plates Sue! And, thanks for the links - I may have to have a look!

    Happy PS,

  16. Hi Sue! Wow, that plate is gorgeous, well, both of them are but the first is so unusual! I have a cake stand that matches your Fenton glss, I just love ALL Fenton Glass.

  17. Anonymous11/06/2010

    Wow Stunning collection...HPS

  18. Hi Sue!
    You sure have some pretty stuff inside that cabinet. And, if that plate survived the Titanic then I suggest you leave it right there where it belongs!

    Happy Pink Saturday.


  19. Glorious plates! Thank you for sharing.
    Licks & Wags, Niki

  20. Very pretty patterns... and I think I spy a Johnson Brothers Turkey platter on the table as well! Happy Pink Saturday!

  21. Hi Sue, I adore your Pirkenhammer plate. It is gorgeous. I really did not know anything about it. Thanks for the history. Of course the rose is always a winner for me too. Who can resist the beauty of a rose. The turkey platter is a beauty too. It will get some use very soon huh? Your Acorn china cabinet has beautiful things to share. I love your cabinet too. Smile.
    Happy Pink Sat.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  22. Very pretty. Love the Pirkenhammer plate and the background story. Happy Pink Saturday to you!!

  23. Love the pinks and the commentary! :)

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  24. Perfect for a fall tablescape with the leaves!

  25. Both of your beautiful platters are treasures! I love the exquisite pink rose and the dark pink hue and leaf rim design of the other plate.

    Happy Pink Weekend!

    Hugs, Pat


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