Saturday, July 9, 2011

Thrift Score: Vintage Noritake Plates

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


  1. Smart woman, your Mom! I love those...striking, but really neutral. I'm jealous!

    Also...your photos are really very well done- so professional. The colors seem very accurate. Speaking as someone who has tried to this, I know it's not easy, but you do it very well.

    I swear I've been to that Salvation Army, and came away with nothing. You have a knack for finding great things...

  2. Love 'em! They're graphic and modern.. and super cheap! It's good that you have a game plan going into this. It's so hard to stick to a color palette when you start seeing such great vintage finds..