A trip to my jeweler to get watch batteries turned into a grand discovery!
Fostoria and Onedia made Melmac dishes?
I have used the same Jewelry store for over 20 years. They have been in business since 1936 and are a 3rd generation business. They use to also be in the bridal business and I got my wedding dress there also.
Recently the owners wife passed away. I miss seeing her smiling face, and she always wore a flower in her hair. Since they have been in business that long, do you remember when we got married we purchased our china, crystal and wedding rings all at the jewelry store?
Her son has taken over the business and is in the process of going through things.
In a back room they had drug out boxes from the basement.
Do you want to see what we have Ann?
I spotted the white melmac immediately! My friend has been looking for some. Here was a entire set, plates, bowls, cups, saucers serving pieces in pristine condition..........NEVER USED.
When I flipped them over and saw
I was astonished.
I quickly was calling and texting my friend
then I spotted the turquoise!
My friends favorite, flipped them over and saw
I thought they would look good with the white
the pattern is Retro Chalet and is from the 50's.
Yes these have been sitting in storage since the 50's!
I picked up all 60 + pieces for my friend for $1 a piece.
found information on line about them
I felt like Mike and Frank unearthing things that have been boxed away for 60 years!
Are you wondering if I got anything?
Fall Onedia melmac
only 3 dinner plates, platter, one cup and sauce, 2 sizes of bowls
great design creamer and sugar
$20 for all mine
Love the fact they are new, never used and vintage.
I need to go back, why?
American Fostoria with the stickers still on
Picked up 3 plates and this saucer
The use to have my blue Fostoria Navarre Blue
but could not find any
But if you like Navarre they have plenty of creamer and sugars
or some assorted glasses
they even had more fostoria like my Mom's holly
clear plates with etching.
another table had 1980's stoneware sets, Candlewicking, coin glass, fostoria juice glasses, candlesticks! It was overwhelming.
and these I thought were Blue Ridge dishes at first
they had a creamer and sugar
the company went out of business in 1957 before I was even born!
I need to go back and really spend sometime there.
They also were bringing out vintage jewelry and I bought a beautiful brooch for $20.
It was wonderful and sad at the same time.
I wonder what Mrs. Butterfield would think?
I guess as things went out of fashion they went to the basement.
My friend is delighted and plans on using them.
How about a kitten update?
Pounce shows a interest in helping with my blog posts!
Jasper is enjoying the cooler weather and the windows open
But they are great buddies
found the asleep in a storage bin
Last week we were in Chicago for my cousins wedding
she was beautiful, yes that is the groom looking at her with adoring eyes.
5 of the 7 of us were together again
Mr went with me.
the next morning we had a great breakfast at
Southern Belle's in Plainfield
check out that omelet!
Vacation started today.
Love fall, my birthday is a week from Saturday
so that means.....Cousin Weekend!