|From Left to Right: Steve (bro in law), My Mom, Audra (my daughter, age 15), Laurie (my sister and Steve's wife)|
|Me and Audra enjoying a mother/daughter photo opportunity! She indulges me when I take her on these wild goose chases. She laughed a lot today because her Uncle Steve wouldn't stop talking. I told him that he was ruining my thrifting experience.|
I was so excited for mom because she really does not buy much for herself or the home, but I could tell she was lusting after this delicately colorful set with the most beautiful bird at the center of the design. It looks gorgeous in her home that is a mixture of neutral tones with grey tones and white cupboards, built ins and trim. There is a perfect bank of cabinets in the kitchen that serve as china storage and I am planning to decorate them with these lovely dishes so they are on display and will make mom happy every day when she looks at them. Now that she is living in Connecticut full time, after spending a couple of winters in Dallas with us, she will happily set the holiday table and enjoy the china for years to come.
It appears there are some replacement pieces out there and they are going for a pretty penny on ebay. Here is just a couple of examples of what the pieces are selling for currently.
Here are the pieces after a good washing. They even came with the dust covers which can be expensive to buy them at the store.
|The bird is my favorite.|
|Already looks great in her house.|
The oval platter is my favorite!
Mom showed me her next find and I wasn't sure what to make of it until we looked it up on the internet. She scored a Mikimoto frame for $5. Here is the beauty in it's original box with tag and satin lining.