China Finders in St. Pete a great find for china addicts and searchers

If you’re a china-holic like me, you know Replacements, the warehouse in North Carolina known for its 425,000 china patterns.

In Tampa Bay, we’re lucky to have China Finders. It’s not as big as Replacements, but for the china afficianado, or just someone looking to restock a retired china pattern, China Finders is a great find.

Located in Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, it’s just across the bridge from Tampa. If you’re a dish fanatic, it’s a must see.

I love the new mural painted on the side of the building, a tribute to Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter tea party.

Inside, aisles and aisles are chock filled with china, separated by company and pattern.

Johnson Brothers “Friendly Village.” A holiday classic.
Minton “Haddon Hall” bone china – I recently found a set of eight dinner and salad plates.

I was surprised at how many of my own patterns I found there.

 

Chocolate pots!
The first plates I ever owned – my mom bought 6 Bavarian dessert plates for me.
A good selection of Stengl. My mom collected this and I have a few of her dishes.
“Chelsea” by Spode. My mother collected this for my daughter, Chelsea, when she was a child.
I don’t have this pattern but i love it!
My Rosenthal “Moss Rose” – I inherited a coffee pot and cups and saucers from my grandmother, and my mother bought the dinner and salad plates from Replacements for my wedding china.
I have several of these Christmas dishes from Charthouse (Macy’s).
I didn’t see that they had my Spode turkey plates but they had these Johnson Brothers’.