I’m talking about these pretty ladies I acquired a few months back.
My Aunt Peggy was cleaning out her basement and came across her grandmother’s dishes. The Aunt was moving to a smaller home, and since she knew I liked to do crafty things with old dishes she gave the dinner plates to me.
But I don’t have the heart to get crafty with them. For one, they’re a set of six matching Limoges dinner plates and I'd hate to break up a set. Their age is showing a bit, but yours would be, too, if you were closing in on 100 years old. Plus I am intrigued by the Gimbel Brothers mark on the back. How fabulous that Wm. Guerin & Co. created a collection (or collections) of fancy tableware for good old Gimbels.
The set of six silver knives that I found last weekend inspired me to dig the plates out of the closet last night and have another look at them. Now all I need is six forks and a cold bottle of white wine to pop in my $2 ice bucket I’ve got myself a party for pennies.
Speaking of thrifty…it’s Thrifty Thursday so head on over to Bloggeritaville, pour yourself a cold one (or a hot one. It's freezing in NY again. Brrr!), and see what the ladies of the blogosphere have up their frugal little sleeves.