Behind Door #1
Jul. 15, 2011 1:32 am
Updated: Jul. 16, 2011 6:31 am
Some years back I decided to add to my Mikasa China, and cheap crystal stemware. I turned service for 4 into service for 10, with a few extra pieces, in case of breakage. Good thing I did, but that's not why I'm here this morning!
It was after that, that I was given a set of aunt "whomever's" china, unwanted by our friend. Service for 8, with a few serving pieces. This evening, whilst contemplating re-vamping my storage, I pondered whether or not to keep the "gifted" set, so as is
my fashion, I set about doing a little internet searching... It turns out, that "behind door #1," is a set of rather expensive china! From what I've been able to find, a 5pc place setting "could" sell for $40, the oval platter $30, the sugar/creamer set
could be worth a bundle, as I've not yet found a sugar bowl with lid, only the creamer. I believe my "re-vamping" might require me to simply swap from china cabinet to pantry cupboard, and vice versa. Perhaps better to hang onto it for now... In view of
the current economy, I doubt that anyone would become intent on replacing missing pieces, or adding to an existing set.
I am slightly confused, as the back of the china identifies it as "International Porcelain, Kensington 1560" and is a white background with a soft pink/green floral pattern on it. I call it "floral," as I have seen it online spelled, most often - Gardena,
and also Gardenea... I would have spelled it "Gardenia..." I do believe that I must do more research! I feel that I also must consult our friend Roberto, who last I knew would sell on Ebay items picked up at estate sales, to yard sales. I don't suppose
an appraisal would hurt either...
Well, if you've been following, last post I spoke of pickles and jam... Both are done now - look back for most recent on those...
Be healthy, and crazy, (happy comes along for the ride :) if you think about it!