features brown and white transferware china, I pout.
Because I don't have any.
Only now, I do.
Thanks to Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and New Jersey.
I don't have a lot of it. And I'm not saying it's old and valuable.
But 4 dinner plates in Meakin's Fair Winds pattern
for just a few bucks is fine by me. It's a start. Don't tell Howard.
He gets nervous when I say things like, "It's a start . . . ."
While at Goodwill, I also snatched up 4 pieces of china in the
Finlandia pattern, because who doesn't love blue and white?
Some are Myott, some Churchill. All are pretty.
And then a little bit of dull silver caught my eye.
A 1950s aluminum Lazy Susan, working condition, and in good shape
for an old gal who's taken more than a few spins 'round the block in her time.
(No, I don't mean me. I'm not in as good shape as Susan here.)
She doesn't have her glass insert for the middle of the Lazy Susan, but most
of these old relics don't. Glass breaks, especially when it's spinning around on a piece of metal.
But I experimented, and it's amazing how many other dishes fit nicely in that center dip.
I think this piece is headed for the booth after a good cleaning.
Anyway, that was Thursday's trip to Goodwill, while I was waiting for Dion to finish up at the groomer's.
On Friday I worked at the antiques center. I haven't spent much time at all at the computer this week.
My bad -- Cass