For many years, I wanted a set of Bavarian dishes that featured beautiful pink roses.
When we lived in Arizona, a classified ad ran in the newspaper, advertising Bavarian dishes with pink roses.
My husband graciously drove a long, long distance into the desert with me, to take a look at the dish set.
My heart just about sunk when I saw then because they were not the dishes I had in mind. My husband, however, wanting so much to make me happy, kept insisting we buy the set.
The owner said the dishes belonged to his grandmother who received them as a wedding gift in her home state of Massachusetts. The really strange thing is that I was a Massachusetts native living in Arizona!
Well, to make a long story short, we bought the huge set of dishes for $200 and carted them home in many boxes. It was a set for 12 people with many extra dishes, platters, and so forth.
When we moved back to the east, the dishes came with us and have been back in Massachusetts for several years now.
Recently, a sister of mine lamented how she had several non-matching dishes.
As difficult as it is to part with something that has sentimental value, I made a decision to give her the set of rose cascade dishes as a gift.
She likes them very much and already used them for a dinner party.
The well-traveled dishes are now back home in the east.
I have extra room in my pantry.
My sister has a set of dishes more than 100 years old.
Can't beat all those pluses!
DO YOU LIKE ANTIQUE DISHES?