29 October 2012

Johnson Brothers Haul

A few weeks ago I once again convinced the long suffering Mr Grumpy to join me in a quick thrift run one town over.  Don’t feel too bad for him though folks, he likes to visit a used DVD shop there and pick up Blue Rays of dubious quality.  Well, the Blue Ray itself is always fine; it’s the content it holds that can be bad enough to make me beg for that hour and a half of my life back!

Ok, tangent over, back to the real news. 
We weaved in and out of the shops, and I tried to speed thrift so that Mr Grumpy wouldn’t become extremely grumpy.  When we walked in one shop I immediately laid eyes on a piece of my desire.  I was behind Mr Grumpy and I started to push him a bit, saying “It’s go time, go, go, go!”  Yes people, I am that insane.  He thankfully held his ground because there was an elderly woman right in front of him that I couldn’t see.  This slight delay didn’t prevent me from grabbing this rather heavy pile off of the shelf.

Wow, was all I could think.  Mr Grumpy tried to bargain down the price of £12.99, but I blocked him a bit.  I’m not really comfortable trying to bargain with a charity. 

So what exactly was in the Johnson Brothers stack?

First up were these beautiful Greydawn large dinner plates.  Oddly, they had two different backstamps and I can't figure out which one is older.  Do you know?

The next two pieces were pretty simular, I  got two serving plates, including one ginormous one.  Its so big that a very large turkey could fit on it! Both plates have the same backstamp.  I thought I took a picture of these together, but I guess not.
I've saved the best for last.  I can't tell you how many times I've bid on, and lost  this Greydawn jug/pitcher.  I can't believe that I managed to find it in the wild.  It was such a rush!
 You can't really see the backstamp, but I thought that I'd share anyway. 

Johnson Brothers is my favourite pattern and I have so little of it that this haul was a definite rush.  I’m so pleased to have it in my collection.  But I am worried that I’m losing it a bit.  After I find something amazing, like the JB haul or the Pyrex piece I found a few weeks ago I just want more, and I want it now.  It’s like I’m a drug addict looking for my next fix.  Anyone else feel this way, or am I alone?

Also, a big thank you to Mr Grumpy, he carried the haul for the next hour so that I could have both hands to search through the remaining charity shops. 

I’m going to link up with Magpie Monday at Me and my Shadow, and Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl, and Thrifty Love at Cap Creations.


  1. Each piece is lovely! I love the jug I bet you're happy to finally get one. Thank you for joining us at cap creations.

  2. Oooooh lovely finds! The jug in particular is gorgeous. I'm still hoping that I'll come across one in a charity shop (one day...) I think the backstamp on the left is older, just guessing though, as I have two greydawn pieces and the one with the left backstamp feels like an older piece of china.