|Posted by neumann32044 on August 18, 2014 at 11:45 AM|
It always seems like I don't find anything, but when I reflect back on the past few months, I realize that I have found a decent amount of stuff. While there are a few "new to me" pieces in my collection, the majority of the new acquisitions are different shapes in patterns that I already know that were too good of a deal to pass up. Some of these were found on eBay, some are from a show that I attended, and one I actually found at a local thrift store! I've set some links for you to follow for more information.
(from top to bottom) Vancouver Club platter, Steitz restaurant side plate, Qualicum Beach Inn candlestick, Vancouver Club Compote, Rainier Hotel bowl.
Vancouver Club: Exclusive club located in downtown Vancouver that has been in operation since 1889.
Steitz Restaurant: A restaurant that used to operate in Victoria, BC.
Qualicum Beach Inn: Pretty self explanatory, the inn used to be in Qualicum Beach. In actuality, it was known as the Qualicum Beach Hotel, and was a major golf course resort at the turn of the century!
Rainier Hotel: Some people feel that the hotelware is from the Rainier that was in Nanaimo, but my feeling is that its from the Rainier in downtown Vancouver.
(from top to bottom) TH small platter, Hotel Grosvenor Cup and Saucer, Tzouhalem Hotel dinner plate, Love's Cafe creamer, CP demitasse cup, Poodle Dog Cafe butterpat.
TH platter: I found this platter at the MCC thrift store in Abbotsford, coincidentally a few hours after I was emailed and asked to identify the same item! I have no idea where its from, and the back stamp doesn't indicate it either.
Hotel Grosvenor Cup and Saucer: These two I bought the same day but at different locations. The cup was from an antique show in New Westminster, and the saucer was from the Fort Langley Antique Mall. Both are by John Maddock & sons. The hotel was located in downtown Vancouver.
Tzouhalem Hotel dinner plate: I bought this plate from a dealer at one of the antique shows at the Croatian Cultural Centre. I've been looking for this piece for a very long time, and was always told by Vancouver Island dealers that there was a waiting list for people who wanted to buy them! Unfortunately, it has a crack in it.
Love's Cafe: I got this creamer on eBay. I keep a US post office box for cheaper shipping, and this was driven across the border from the Okanagan, shipped through the states, and then I brought it back!
CP demitasse cup: I found this demitasse in a military antique store in Victoria, BC and I purchased it because it seems to pop up regularly in the area, and the Royal BC Museum has a platter in their collection.
Poodle Dog butter pat: The Poodle Dog Cafe started out in Victoria as a hotel and restaurant, and later was rebuilt as the large Metropole hotel. Dishware from the Metropole is of the exact same pattern, and the Poodle Dog operated as a separate business within the hotel building.