So according to my husband, having a house with a butler’s pantry does not mean that I can collect unlimited china and crystal. Seriously?? So the first thing I am going to mention is that I was at the flea market, and there was a guy selling boxes and boxes of stuff out of his truck and trailer. I opened the top of one box, and saw some Old Curiosity Shoppe china, just like my grandmother used to have. I started to open some more of the boxes, all labeled, “mama’s dishes” and the guy stopped me. He offered me all of the boxes, insides unseen, for one price. I gambled. And ended up with only teacups, saucers and two serving plates of the Old Curiosity Shoppe.
The rest of the boxes had some parts from a brass bed, some junky glasses, and a HUGE collection of Fleur de Lis Wheat china…14 teacups, 18 saucers, 13 dinner plates, 13 bread plates, 12 salad plates, 12 berry bowls, 9 soup bowls, a serving platter, a serving bowl, a creamer and a sugar bowl.
Yes, I know my place setting isn’t totally Emily Post proper. So, because I love my husband, this 95 piece set of vintage china can belong to any of my Greenville metro readers for 40 bucks, what I estimate it cost me. Let me know if you are interested! There is no way I am going to list this in my eBay shop and have to ship it. No way.
Here are some more of my recent treasures.
Has anyone ever heard of Termocrisa china? It is an imitation of Fire King that was made in Mexico. It is pretty hard to find. I found a set for four the other day. What do you think?
If you see anything you like, look in my eBay store, or send me a message! Of course, if I tell you how much I paid for it, that means I am keeping it!