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Just 4 Blue Dishes on the 4th of July

Oh, boy, and was it an early Fourth of July morning, too? I was up at 5:00 AM to refresh my window booth at The Vintage Soul before they opened for the holiday.

See more about this booth in the post, How to Start a Vintage Booth Business.

Blue Dishes

That is where I spied these amazing 1995 Lotus blue china dishes in another vendor’s booth.

They also had this same dishware collection in green, pink, and yellow. I understood later that it had been used for a wedding.

Just 4 Blue Dishes on the 4th of July

You may also enjoy the Refreshing Weekend Junket Home to Vermont post.

Oh, but that color blue…

Just 4 Blue Dishes on the 4th of July

And all I could picture were these bluer-than-blue dishes matching beautifully with our fire pit conversation set.

And I love them today in our new Breakfast Nook for Morning Brunch.

Backyard Conversation Set and Fire Pit Patio Reveal

I have looked everywhere on the internet to find more of these plates so you can shop without any such luck.

So, if you know anything about these 1995 Lotus china dishes, please leave me a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

Lotus 1995 China

4th of July

Did you have a nice 4th of July weekend?

We spent the holiday in peaceful Vermont in an effort to escape the large Coastal Maine crowds.

But before we did, we indulged in a simple, impromptu, yet traditional backyard lobster dinner. I didn’t get a chance to blog about it, so here’s a little video for you to enjoy.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get much decorating done for the 4th this year, as we were only in Vermont for a few short days.

But my neighbor did drop by with these sweet flowers in mason jars, which we enjoyed on the porch.

Flowers in Mason Jars

And again later, with some fresh lavender from their garden and homemade cookies to help us sleep. Did you know that the smell of Lavender helps you sleep, lowers anxiety, and lowers your heart rate, too?

How about that?

And the lavender even matched the thrifted blue dishes.

Just 4 Blue Dishes on the 4th of July

Cool evenings by the fire pit with my new blue dishes, priceless!

A very simple and peaceful 4th of July weekend. I couldn’t have asked for more!

Oh, and Ella, our Bernese Mountain Dog, wasn’t afraid of the fireworks this weekend either!

Double bonus.

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And these 22 blue and white home decorating ideas.

Unseasonably Warm in November, A Simple Neighborhood Gathering around the fire pit.

Blue Fire Pit & Furniture in the Mountains.

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

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  1. I love your blue dishes and the area you can sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

  2. Hi! I have seen your blue plates before. They are by Lotus International Inc. of course I can’t rememer if I saw them in a store or recently when I have been out at Estate Sales, Red, White and Blue Thrift or Goodwill. If you are interested in having more – I would be happy to keep my eye out and pick them up for you. My friend Nick and I go to Estate Sales at least once a week and I try to hit the thrift stores weekly too. We have a booth in The Find Marketplace in Pilesgrove, NJ. We have been antiuqing for over 30 years (Nick has been going longer than me). Check – they might have them on their just to get information about them. Shipping has become too expensive to get things for a “frugal” price (that our word for cheap!) Anyway, happy to help just let me know. Have a great weekend! Denise

    1. Denise thank you for your beautiful note and generosity. I’m happy with my 4, I’m just curious to learn more about them as I couldn’t find anything online. Which never happens😂😂

  3. Your booth looks so pretty Ann! I would definitely be shopping it if I lived close to you! That was an early day. I hope you had a great 4th! I love blue dishes on the 4th of July and any other time for that matter. My favorite!