Saturday, September 8, 2012

Cal-Vada Lodge


I found the plate above at a local thrift store. The New Cal-Vada Lodge - well, old or new - I'd never heard of it. Cal-Neva I had heard of, but not this one.
So I looked on the internet, and at least I found an old matchbook cover:

And I also the postcard, below, posted on Flickr by Know Nevada. So we know it is/was in Crystal Bay, Nevada. And the picture and the matchbook, I'm guessing - are from the 1950's. So I wonder when the plate is from? The "New" Cal-Vada Lodge. We're assuming it's newer than the "old" Cal-Vada Lodge.

Postcard found on Flickr


Don't know. Whatever. I like restaurant china, and I think it's neat.

8 comments:

Tina Dawn said...

That is the side of Lake Tahoe we rarely get to, but I will be going by there at the end of Sept on the way to Truckee so I will look for it! Great plate. Love T

lorlore said...

It does look a bit like the Cal Neva, much improved. We used to stay over that way with the kids at a neat place called Rustic Cabins, back in the 90's, we ate at the Cal Neva.

Andy's Attic said...

I think your plate is super..old or new. I love restuarant china too!!

Ellie Rae said...

That's a nice plate!

The Viewliner Limited said...

Very, very, cool!

farmlady said...

It's fun to research things like this because you find out a lot of other things that you didn't know as well.
It would be fun to collect plates from the Tahoe area and display them on a wall.

Paul Duca said...

That's the place Frank Sinatra bought into...then had to sell out of, due to his connections to characters of questionable moral turpitude.

Heidi Ann said...

CalNeva is the one with the Sinatra connections.