Thursday, February 24, 2011

Vintage Thingy Thursday: Salt & Pepper Shakers and Butter Dish For My Old China Set

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.
–H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

My grandpa sent me a Valentine :Heart:. In that Valentine was a check. It was payment for the bibs I made him :rolleyes:. I told him more than once that he didn't need to pay me. And I probably should have sent the check back :wall:. But I was too busy thinking about what I wanted to do with my Valentine. It wasn't anything responsible, like paying bills. I was thinking of selfish things I could buy for myself. I thought it was kind of fitting to buy a few more service pieces for my china with the money he sent me, because he gave me the set of dishes. I went straight to eBay and got the salt & pepper shakers. So cute! And the butter dish. To die for! Not to mention really hard to find :cool:.

Pasadena 6311 came out in 1962, but there is no telling exactly how old these pieces are, because they could have been manufactured any time up until 1978. This pattern, which is 49 years old, is so timeless. I think it is so pretty and I love getting 'new' pieces to add to my set.

And shhh . . . don't tell :paranoid:. While I was buying the butter dish and the salt & pepper shakers, I got a cereal bowl because one bowl was missing from the set my grandpa gave me and I wanted to take advantage of combined shipping. I mean, I could have ordered it separately some other time and paid a separate shipping. But why not have it tag along in the same box as the butter dish and salt & pepper shakers. I just makes sense to save a little money on shipping, right? Right.

I think I'm finished collecting service pieces for now. As cute as the coffee pot is {not to mention the tea pot, sugar bowl and creamer}, I'm thinking those pieces are just something that I won't use very often at all. I would like to get my hands on a round covered vegetable dish, though, the giant price tag notwithstanding. And I'm kind of dreaming of expanding my set from 8 place settings to 12. That's going to have to wait for a bit though. Still, it is fun to have something to look forward to.

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10 comments:

JazznJenna said...

I really do like the pattern on this china. So delicate and pretty. How nice of your grandpa!

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

i LOVE reading about your China dish finds!!!

Cynthia L. said...

I like the way you think. I would have added the bowl and reasoned that it was saving shipping and handling! I love the shape of the bowl. I think I would go for the set of 12. When your babies grow up, you will eventually have grandbabies and in-laws and you will need all those dishes!

LV said...

I understand how you felt about the money. But, you have to put yourself in his place. He feels more independent and still doing his thing paying you for your kindeness.

Coloradolady said...

Your china pattern is so sweet. I may have a couple of small plates with this pattern. Happy VTT!

Barb said...

I just love your collection....

Elizabeth said...

Those are beautiful. What a great keepsake.

P. said...

I'm sure your grandpa would approve of your picking up a couple pieces to go with the set he gave you. I sure do!

Postcardy said...

That was a good use for the money and a good idea to save on shipping.

Shay said...

You bought something you 'll treasure for years and that adds to something that has sentimental value for you. That's probably exactly what your grandfather had in mind.

We all need to lash out occasionally and buy something pretty. And your set is darling!