My mom's mom passed away just over 7 years ago. My mom, being the only girl, acquired most of my grandma's stuff...especially of the kitchen/dining variety. This hutch is one of those items...filled of course with my Great-grandma's china that my Grandma had and used. My mom has since put her china in it as well.
(Whenever I picture my Grandma's house this is the piece of furniture I think of...there are too many memories to even begin sharing...it just makes me smile)
The other night (I'm visiting my mom for a few weeks) I decided to set my Grandma's dining table with my mom's china...
I fell in love!
Can you even believe how gorgeous this pattern is?
It's Noritake: Lorelei
We didn't get to see it much growing up...there being 7 kids in the home and all.
Pretty sure my older sister and I will be fighting over these someday
(hopefully not for 50 years or longer:)
I want it in my house!
The tablecloth was crocheted by my great-grandmother.
1/2 the glasses were my grandma's and the other half are my mom's.
All the silver flatware is also my grandmothers, as are the candlestick holders.
Tonight my older sister and I did some searching on the internet to find a few additional pieces for my mom's set (it was discontinued in 1980). She has 6 full place settings, with an additional 2 salad plates. We decided 8 place settings would be better then 6. We also wanted to find some serving dishes. I'm pretty sure we scored...
We found the bread and butter plates for $1.88 a piece on ebay (every where else they were around $10 a piece). We found the 2 dinner plates for $30 a piece (every where else they were around $50). But our biggest score was a 5 piece serving set consisting of 2 serving bowls, a serving platter, the sugar bowl and creamer dish all for $42.00. The average prices we found were around $45 or $50 for each piece and $25 to $30 for the sugar bowl and creamer. We also got a tidbit tray that is too cute for words for $15. We could have spent around $350 but got it all for $170...it was awesome. Everything is in excellent condition and I can't wait for it to arrive!
I'm seeing a dinner party in my mother's future!
(I also set the table with my great-grandma's...I'll post those pics tomorrow)
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I'm linking to tablescape thursday