If you've been following my blog for awhile you may remember a discussion my aunt Rachel and I had back in the winter about a certain style of vintage china that we both like. (Be sure to read the comments on that post if you click back to see what I'm talking about.)
A couple weeks ago I was out garage-saling and happened upon this pretty serving bowl.There were no prices marked (one of my pet peeves at garage sales, as I hate dickering!), but it had a couple of small chips out of the side of it, so I was hopeful that it wouldn't be too expensive. When I asked the lady about it, she looked it over and then asked me, "What would make you happy to take it home with you?" Considering the chips, I tentatively said, "A dollar?" She was happy with that. "A buck? It's yours!"
Since I have red accents in my kitchen (and I love the dainty pattern) I was very pleased to get it. I had seen similar patterns in blue and green, but I hadn't seen the red before.
Imagine my delight to discover a "matching" sugar bowl marked 50 cents at another garage sale that same morning! It is missing it's lid, but look at the pretty flowers painted on the inside!The outside of the sugar bowl is half red like the "ribbon" on the bowl. But I couldn't figure out why the sugar bowl had the gold filigree on it and the bowl didn't.
Then I turned the dishes over. Turns out, they are not the same pattern at all! They aren't even from the same manufacturer. Imagine that! I would have never known.
Maybe that will double my chances of finding more pieces in either of those patterns, you think?
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