My Deal of the Week! May 25, 2012
This week, I made a great find, at Veranda Antiques, of course!
Having 6 sets of china, purchased or passed on to us by family, we certainly didn’t need another, but these were too great a deal to pass up and I love them! Just the dinner plates, TWELVE of them, for $90.00!!
they’re great on the glass chargers…and the white chargers.
I love the crest and in black and white, they’ll go with just about everything!
I’ve been using my blue and white Spode porcelain every day, for years now. Before that, I used a bone china for everyday. Never broke or chipped a plate! The Spode is not as tough as bone china. Just ask the two chipped plates I have at the bottom of the stack!
Plus, bone china is lighter than porcelain or ceramic options. I put it in the dishwasher even with the gold rim. There’s a “china” setting on the dishwasher and I figure they’ll outlive me by a few generations.
I don’t understand why newlyweds buy new china, when there’s so much beautiful used product on the market that looks brand new. (Do newlyweds still buy china?)
The reason I love china is because it sets such a beautiful table. You could serve fish sticks and tater tots and still feel elegant. Go ahead. If you have china, take it out of the back pantry and start using it. If you don’t have any, take a look at it, the next time you’re at an antique or estate sale. See how pretty it makes your table and you look!
Enjoy the weekend!,