Yard Sale China Find
I'm so glad the weather's warming and yard sales are beginning in earnest. Found some neat treasures on Saturday, but one that took my breath away. Amidst tables of truly worthless junk, I found a stack of dishes. Before I even turned them over I knew they were Haviland Limoges. I asked the lady what she wanted for them, and she replied $3!! I packed them up lickety split before anyone else could eyeball them, although the sale had been going on several hours before I found them. On the way home, my mind was spinning with what to do with them. My first thought was to break them for a mosaic project. Then I thought "These were somebody's grandma's china!" I have my grandma's Haviland, and it's one of my greatest treasures. So now, I am sending a Xerox to Replacements, Ltd. to identify the pattern. Then, I may sell them on eBay or some such. I'd like to find someone who wants to add to their pattern. Here's what I got: 22 saucers (probably this was a service for 24 at one time!) one cup, marked with paint, which I have largely removed by soaking and scraping gently with my fingernail, 4 dinner plates, 6 salad plates, 4 bread and butters, and 7 fruit dishes. I am pleased I found them, but it makes me sad that someone's treasure was so badly treated. Other ideas? My husband is afraid that I'll just keep them!