I love garage saling. I don’t enjoy purchasing things at the regular retail prices, there’s just no thrill in it. Yesterday morning, the girls and I found a gem of a garage sale. In a box in the garage was a set of beautiful china!
I have a china set that I absolutely adore. My mom began collecting it when I was just three years old. In the past few years I’ve added several pieces and it has grown into a 95 piece set! I don’t just like for it to sit in the hutch and look pretty, we use it on occasion. On Christmas Eve we set the table with it and had a big, delicious candlelit meal. It was lovely.
My Haviland china, blue garland pattern, made in Bavaria Germany.
With some leftover birthday money and some spending cash James had given me, I purchased the 8 place setting, 65 piece set for $40! When I brought it home, it was like Christmas, as I unwrapped each piece and washed and towel dried it. It is missing the sugar bowl and it has a gravy plate but no gravy boat. The cheapest sugar bowl I could find online was $30. I’ll eventually add these pieces along with some others I want. This is a most excellent start!
I’ve desired to collect four sets, one for each of my girls. Of course, to buy them retail is outside my budget. I feel like God himself reached down from heaven and gave me a special gift! Now I’m excited about the additional sets that I’ll eventually find for my girls.
Teacup sitting on a doily made by my great grandmother.
This is the Rosarito pattern of fine china by Mikasa. I am tickled pink just like the dainty pink flowers!
“It’s a wise husband who will buy his wife such fine china that she won’t trust him to wash the dishes.”