Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.
Heirloom China is a classy and well loved addition to your home from generations prior! About a decade ago I inherited my paternal grandmother’s China from her engagement almost 80 years ago, and it is still stunning. The problem is replacing the broken and missing pieces for a complete set. At obtaining the set it only had 8 plates and random amounts of bowls and smaller plates.
Since our family is growing exponentially a China set of 12 seems to be needed: yet where to find additions to this old set? As you know I frequent yard sales, estate sales and antique stores every weekend and this was the first item to find in my treasure hunt. After 2 months of scouring second hand resources I decided to also look into new retail choices. The new China sets are $100.00 average per place setting which would be $400.00 plus tax to make a set of mismatched but same quality set of 12, with existing 8.
Then my search led me to an antique store in South Carolina that answered all my treasure hunting inquiries! They had a set of 12 in the same color & tone scheme with quality as the one I currently have: including all the vegetable bowls and large platters, Whoo Hoo!!
My set of 20 now is my China Treasure and I actually prefer the mismatched design, as its so subtle that it looks like the items belong together. It’s been fun mixing and matching these items for elegant family functions. The set on the left was the original and the set on the right is the new one from an antique store.The price was an amazing $190.00 for the complete set of 12 and will be passed on to the next generation when the time comes.
These dishes will hold many memories of family dinners for years to come.