Thursday, June 12, 2014
Odds and Ends
And I'm still picking up Butterfly Gold place setting pieces, despite my mom's protest that she's had enough. I think she told me she's up to almost 40 dinner plates now. (And I'm the one that bought every single one of them).
And how sweet are these tiny little guys? The kitten is actually half a shaker set. The kitten/puppy pair are thimbles. These sweet trinkets set me back 49 cents apiece at GW.
I have these owls already, but Hoooo could resist them at 50 cents apiece?
As a little girl, I used to admire these dishes so much. I was allowed to play tea party with them from time to time. (No doubt this is the origin of my obsession with dishes).
This set was actually made by Enoch Wedgwood, which if my understanding is correct, was actually a relative of the famous Wedgwood China makers. And apparently that was something of a common problem for the original Wedgwood family - relatives going into the china trade to cash in on the family name and reputation.
Wedgwood at some point bought out Enoch Wedgwood and seemingly put them out of business. But in a roundabout way, legitimized presenting these dishes as actual Wedgwood china.
I still think they are just as lovely as I did when I was a little girl. These will always be "the good china".
Hope you are finding thrifty treats and treasures!