I admit I collect many different things!
This collection I inherited from my
She knew I admired them and wanted
to see me enjoy the set before she past.
She boxed up the dishes and brought
them to me!
I was thrilled and honored to receive them.
That was over 30 years ago!
We have used them as our 'Everyday dishes'
since that day.
Over the years we have enjoyed their beauty
and the love they represent.
When my children where young,
they learned to be careful...
surprisingly no breaks.
I learned to enjoy what you have,
don't hide it away for another time!
Here's an ad from Ben Franklin
Savings and Loan newsletter that I saved all these years.
Liberty Blue dinnerware
was made for two years and coincided
with the American Bicentennial celebrations. In the October,
1976, issue of the Benjamin Franklin S & L’s newsletter, an
article was written announcing the end of the promotion on
Sometime after 1976, the Liberty Blue dinnerware design was
released to be sold in national grocery stores on a limited time.
For so many dollar purchases of groceries, you could buy a
different piece. Each week there would be a different item to
As a kid, I remembered the display
on the end cap at our grocery store.
Can you believe these prices?
If you are interested in starting to collect or finishing out your collection-
Here's a list of items you may want to look for.
I have listed the identifying pictures on each piece.
- Tureen Base, Answering First Call to Arms
- Soup Tureen Lid, Boston Tea Party
- Teapot, Minutemen Answering First Call to Arms
- Covered Vegetable Bowl, Boston Tea Party
- Covered Vegetable Lid, Lafayette Landing at West Point
- Pitcher, Old North Church
- Platter 12″, Governor’s House at Williamsburg
- Platter 14″, Washington Crossing the Delaware
- Platter 18″ and 20″, Declaration of Independence
- Vegetable Bowl, Round, Fraunces Tavern, Washington’s Farewell to Continental Army
- Vegetable Bowl, oval, Minutemen Answering First Call to Arms
- Gravy Boat, Lafayette Landing at West Point
- Gravy Boat Plate, Governor’s House at Williamsburg
- Salt / Pepper Shakers, Paul Revere’s Ride- Marked England only
- Covered Sugar Bowl, Betsy Ross, the Nation’s First Flag.
- Creamer, Paul Revere’s Ride
- Butter Dish, Lafayette Landing at West Point
- Coasters 4''- Independence Hall, Valley Forge, Old North Church, Fraunces’ Tavern
- Soup Ladle, Solid white- not marked
- Place Cards, American Eagle
- Dinner Plate 10″, Independence Hall
- Luncheon Plate 9″, Washington at Valley Forge
- Dessert Plate 7″, Washington Leaving Christ Church
- Bread/Butter Plate 6″, Monticello Thomas Jefferson’s Home
- Cereal Bowl, Mt Vernon, George Washington’s Home
- Soup Bowl, flat rim, Old North Church
- Fruit/Berry Bowl, Betsy Ross, Nations First Flag
- Teacup, Paul Revere- marked England only
- Saucer, Old North Church
- Coffee Mug, Monticello- Marked England only
I love the way the blue transferware
can be mixed and matched with other dish sets.
The dinner plate over another white plate-
I like the smaller eating area of these plates-
These are the different bowls-
The soup tureen is huge!
I have to admit
this is the only piece I have not used!
Here's the salt and pepper shakers
A stack of teacups-
The Liberty Blue dishes work well
with my navy blue and red Fiesta Ware.
My husband made this nightlight for our kitchen!
He used a tile cutter and a rotary tool to cut a teacup
and some epoxy to attach to a store bought night light.
Let me know if you are a Liberty Blue or other transferware collector!
Have a great week!
xo Lisa S