4 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures In Allee’s “Willis Wonderland” – July 2011 – Part 178”

  1. Allee Willis

    Don’t even ask how many different sets of atomically themed dinnerware I have from the 1950s and 60s. It usually starts with a plate or 2 and, as I’ve been going to thrift shops since the 1600’s, I added on piece by piece so some of them have hundreds of pieces and some of them only 4 and 5. But I love them all.

    I keep pieces of the most common ones, in the last photo, in the kitchen as I’m not as afraid if one breaks because I have so many backups that I keep outside in storage drawers. You didn’t even get all of the patterns I have, which leads me to believe that maybe there are more surprises in more drawers awaiting you next time.

  2. denny

    All stunning. I can’t wait to go through your drawers again.

    The pattern in the last photo is the ink I have on each leg. I took the serving plate in to Taylor of Spilt Milk Tattoo and the rest is history. I die over that pattern and got so worked up when I saw your collections that I almost needed to stop for 10 minutes and compose myself.

  3. BeeJay

    Oh – my – god. This is totally my thing, cannot express how jealous I am. You lucky guys, you obviously find such treasures in thrift stores? Finding atomically themed dishes in germany in like winning in the lottery, about once in two years I spot ONE plate or so at ebay and bidding on it is almost senseless.
    The socond ones that look a bit like “Mondrian” are SO beautiful too! You have some utterly awesome pieces here, Allee.
    Never let me in your house, I might steal that all together, lol (jk)

  4. denny

    It’ called medicate.

    When I opened these drawers, I almost fell over and was instantly overwhelmed.

    Allee’s dishes are absolutely stunning.