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For sale…oh yeah, I still have them.

     I know what I’ll be doing some days this Spring or Summer.  I’ll be hunting down antique shops and flea markets where I might find someone interested in these dishes and several other items I still have here taking up valuable space.  The Curmudgeon and I have no use for them, we’d rather have more room.

     I have a small house and very little storage space.  I am tired of tripping over these things or having to move them around all the time.

     If you are interested, please leave your contact information in the comments.

     You all have a good one.

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There was a surprise in the cans of china


     As promised, here are the pictures of the other set of china and a surprise.  When I sorted through china in the lard cans, I found several pieces to a third set!  See the top two pictures.  It’s made by Ostrow China and is called Princess Anne Golden Dusk.  It’s lovely.  The last picture is of the Homer Laughlin Colonial Kitchen.  (All of the china pictured above is for sale.  Contact me here in a comment or by e-mail)

     Today was G’s anniversary so she didn’t go over to the MIL’s house with me.  AJ arrived around three, she was a big help and good company—I do hate to be there by myself.  She helped me load the lard cans full of china into my van.

I managed to clear off and clean the kitchen counters before AJ arrived.  It was quite a chore since the MIL had them completely covered with junk and I don’t think she’d cleaned it in years.  By four o’clock AJ and I were ready to leave.  We carried out three bags of garbage, a completely filled paper recycling bin, and an over filled can and bottle bin.

***Notice to all this was posted in 2011. Dishes are long gone.****


A mixed bag of vintage and antiques


     Today I called many antique shops and auctions in our area and not one of them is taking china.  Just my luck.

     The vintage scarves, dress gloves, and that adorable hat are now sitting in a consignment shop.  The owner thinks they will sell quickly and she’s very interested in the beaded purses.  I need to make up my mind as to which one I want to keep.

     Sunday I’ll bring home a piece or two from the Mojen china and post a picture on Monday’s post.

     Since we’re having a very windy and rainy day today, I am cleaning and putting together the antique desk for my room.  Of course, this means having to move some furniture and rearrange a few things.  That’s fine with me I’d rather keep busy than mope over not being able to get out of the house.

     Y’all have a good one.

Homer Laughlin Colonial Kitchen china


     Yesterday was another Wednesday of digging through the clutter of the MIL’s house.  At least this time, by the end of the day, it looked as though we’d made a little headway.  We removed the legs from the desk, taped the folding top down, removed the drawers, and loaded it into the van.

     Once we got the desk out of the room, we turned the huge and very heavy radio/record player and placed it where the desk was.  The bedroom looked roomy. 

     We hauled out several bags of garbage.  Again.  Then we loaded some smaller boxes and crates into the back seats.  We were out of there by five for a change.  However, we were still exhausted on the drive home.

     I did remember to bring one of the plates from the other set of antique dishes home.  I looked up the set online.  It is Homer Laughlin/ Virginia Rose/ Colonial Kitchen.  This set takes up two large lard cans.   All the antique dishes are for sale.