I scored these vintage Japanese Noritake Progression plates at the Salvation Army in San Rafael yesterday. The pattern is Tressa, produced from 1969-1978. I picked up 3 salad plates and 5 dinner plates, all in like new condition and all on sale for $1.00 to $1.50 a piece. I almost passed on the dinner plates because I didn't feel like I needed so many, fortunately my Mom was there to save me from myself.
I have recently decided to embrace my love of mix and match dishes. I junked all of my old stuff for a matching set a few years back but have found myself slowly piecing together a whole new collection. To justify buying randoms and to keep my cabinet under control I am sticking with a base of solid white and black & white pieces. These groovy new plates fit right in and I couldn't be any happier with them!
xo - jocelyn