I haven't participated in Vintage Thingie Thursday for a while, but today I feel so lucky to have found this beautiful plate.
It's a Homer Laughlin official souvenir plate from the International Golden Gate Exposition. This one is from 1939. I looked around online and there is another that is identical except the seal in the middle has 1940. The artwork around the edge is just beautiful.
There is a purple elephant with flags behind him and various flames around him.
Also a stylized view of sunset through the Golden Gate bridge. California poppies are all around the inner rim.
I'm glad that when I dropped some old things off at the thrift store today I took a few minutes to go inside! This is a nice addition to my collection.