Thursday, January 14, 2010

VTT: Dudson Wilcox & Till Serving Platter

This is just one other objects in my house that I have seen FOREVER without really thinking about it... So this morning I was trying to decide what to write about for VTT ( I can't ALWAYS write about Pyrex!) So this platter came to mind! It was made by Dudson Wilcox & Till in Hanley England. The pattern is Valcartier. The company was established in 1902 and folded in 1926. That means my platter is at least 84 years old!

I put this baby in the dishwasher! Yes I'm guilty on the convenience sin! But not with the Pyrex!!! Except the clear one! Ok back to the platter: I can't believe it is that old, man I use it all the time....In the winter at least onece a week when I make Chow Mein and a couple of times a week in the summer when I use the Q. I don't know where it came from, I didn't ask the man with the HUGE memory (my dad), but it's been in our family as long as I remember!
For more VTT fun head to www.coloradolady.blogspot.com and from there you can hop all over and learn about cool vintage stuff!

18 comments:

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

You know what amazes me? I can't imagine half the stuff make in the year 2010 being around in 80 years...but this platter is!

And probably alot of what was made at the time could have been if it wasn't broken of whatever.

the stuff made now will probably turn to dust all on its own in a year

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a very cool platter! You need to ask your Dad if he knows where it came from. What a great treasure.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Maureen said...

I love that you use it. So often people put their things away for a 'special' day. Use what you have I say!

Love the crazing.

Maria said...

Really nice old platter, it once was were made for use you know so keep on using it :)

Thanks for the visit.

My Grama's Soul said...

It is so great that you use that platter.

By the way, I can't remember the last time I had Chow Mein. My mom used to make it all the time and I remember it came in a big can - noodles and all.

Happy Vtt,

Jo

Postcardy said...

Now I am hungry for Chow Mein. I haven't had it for a long time either. the stuff in a can is too salty for my taste, but maybe I'll buy some anyway.

CC said...

I love the platter..it's beautiful, and I would be so scared to put it in the dishwasher. And oh, please show some more Pyrex.One can never have too much Pyrex or too many aprons.

Roslyn said...

Wonderfully aged platter. They are the best so good that you use it!

~~Carol~~ said...

What a lovely platter, and a great family heirloom! I like that you actually use it, instead of packing it away. I'm sure you enjoy it much more that way!
Happy VTT!
Carol

LV said...

What a lovely platter and family treasure. I have decided the older things are the better they are made. Really enjoyed your VTT.

Linda said...

What do you mean you can't always talk about PYREX??? of course you can! That said, I love this platter. I also think it is awesome that you use that platter! Wonderful.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

This is so gorgeous ... I can't imagine anything I have in my cupboard being around in 84 years either.

Deborah said...

That is a lot of years to be around. I love your collection of Pyrex. Very very nice. So pretty especially when all stacked together. There is no end to the vintage things I would collect if I had the space. Thanks for stopping by my blog

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I love your platter, and have not seen one like this, and with all of the ones I have, if I had found one like it, well, I'd have purchased it....really nice! Happy VTT!

Jeanne said...

I LOVE your platter. A vintage treasure worth cherishing.

Hugs, Jeanne

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Gorgeous! Do you have other pieces? It always seems like the platters are what survive through the family.

Becky said...

that platter is gorgeous! Do you still wash it in the dishwasher? You are a brave one!

Thanks for stopping by my VTT blog too!

Vonlipi said...

I haven't used it since the post, so no dishwasher yet. I'm still undecided....

I have no other piece, I still don't know where it came from. Believe it or not my dad didn't remember this platter. He's supposed to read the post and tell me about it. I'll keep you posted