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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Am I Early, or Late? A Tuesday-Wednesday Post!

Here it is, nearly 8:00 . . . and that is P.M.
And I am just getting around to a post. Sometimes, life interferes.

On Monday I promised to reveal the dishes that Anne and I traveled down to Philadelphia to get; one of my Craigslist finds. I love these dishes. Anne loathes them.

You are free to voice your opinion: love 'em or leave 'em?

12 dinner plates, 12 saucers and 11 cups filled a big plastic bin:

One set.

And the whole clan, together, on my dining room table.

Now even Anne would have to admit that the colors (that red!) are great in our dining room.

No time today for a tablescape or a posed picture; maybe Thursday!

They are stylized Imari style china, from Mikasa.
The Shogun pattern, made between 1978 and 1987.

I paid $25.00 for all 35 pieces, plus the cost of gas to Philly!

Some more teases. See this?

There's a great Ebay story behind that knife, and 5 of its fellows.

And just when I thought there weren't any more good bargains
in old linens on Ebay, what did I find?

You'll have to come back on Thursday to find out!

I'm tagging along on two blog parties, grabbing the coattails just in time
for one from Tuesday, and hopping on early for a Wednesday one!

And Sue at It's A Very Cherry World hosts ... what else? ... Wednesday is REDnesday! Visit!

S0 what do you think? The china? Keepers? Or do I list them on Ebay?
Or ... give them to Anne for her birthday! -- Cass


  1. Okay, you KNOW I'm going to love them! LOL And the knives and linens! Gorgeous! Now I do think that dishes ALWAYS make a wonderful birthday gift...
    xoxo Pattie

  2. Sorry Anne, but I love the dishes. BIG LOVE. Neither option. Gift them to ME for Easter!!
    **blows kisses** Deb

  3. LOVE THEM!! I have always adored the Imari-look, also. I have 12 salad plates that came from Horchow years ago, your post reminded me that I should dig those out of storage! Looking forward to seeing your table.

  4. I think they are gorgeous, so if lil Anne hates them you can always send them to Buffalo.

  5. Keepers, I am fond of Imari style, but I really like the linnens.

  6. I'm smiling ear to ear about this post. You see, I have the same pattern dishes. My hubby inherited them and at first I really disliked them. I thought the pattern was way too busy looking. I didn't ever want to put them on the table. They were tucked in the kitchen cabinet, but each time I opened the cabinet door, I would get a peak at them. They started to grow on me...and now I love them. I did a post on them ages ago, if your interested. The best thing about them is that they are very unusual looking ;)

  7. I'm in the love category - - - and they MATCH your dining room.

    Young folk don't really "get" fine china - - - let's see what Anne thinks when she's old enough to inherit them.


    I bet the ghosts would LOVE them with a little snack down in the cellar!

  8. Ooooooooooo---
    I love them. I think they are keepers.


  9. Oh Cass,

    I love those dishes to pieces..they remind of of the vintage expensive imari china..I have a few pieces my mother gave me from her time in the orient! What a great deal you made!

    Sonia/Miss Bloomers

  10. Your china will look beautiful in your dining room. I think it is a keeper for you. What a bargain!! It should set such a pretty table. Love & blessings from NC!

  11. That is a gorgeous set of dishes! The black accents really make it all pop. I say they are a keeper!
    Happy REDnesday!

  12. These are a great set! Definitely worth the price of gas! What are you going to do with them? How will you accessorize? I'd love to see a table all set up!

  13. I like it -- of course, I also like your original Mikasa pattern. I definitely think you should keep it and find the missing piece to make a complete set for 12 -- what a find for $25!

    Can't wait to see your Thursday post!

  14. I agree with Martha - find the missing bit, use the set for a while and then wrap it up with a bow for your daughter.

  15. Oh Cass, I'm on your side with this one. I love those dishes!

  16. I love the dishes & what a bargain !

  17. Those dishes are stunning in your room! Perfect with your table! And the silverware is so pretty!

  18. If you like them, keep them!! They are quite a striking design and they are RED in parts!!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

  19. Um....Love them! Now, if you don't think they will work out for you, just let me know. I will take them off your hands for you. That is just the kinda gal I am! :)

  20. I like the the cups and saucers, Mom -- but I'm with Anne on the plates. The weird flowers in the middle are a bit strange-looking!

  21. Love the dishes and what a great price! Why would you want to sell them on E-bay after traveling to buy them? If you don't want them, I will pay you the $25 and shipping to send to SC.

  22. OMG! Me too will pay for the amount and the gas for that beauty. Japan made dishes are so expensive and with that logo SHOGUN that must be extra special. Thanks for sharing!

    Rednesday~Nut cracker or toy soldier

  23. O MY!! I love them, they would be a keeper for me!! The cost of shipping would also be through the roof if you list on Ebay which may deter buyers! They are lovely!!

  24. Of course you're keeping them! Don't be ridiculous! They look so elegant!

    Can't wait for Thursday!

  25. I think they are just don't see this gorgeous red on many dishes...normally it's a burgundy or a rosy red.

  26. THAT'S A STEAL!! I love them. Have been looking/scouring the second hand shops too for a great deal on some china.

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  27. Love the dishes and a good buy too. Hope you had a Philly cheese steak sub/hero sandwich for lunch when you were in Philly.

  28. Well, I for one love the dishes. I think they are beautiful! I can only imagine what wonderful tablescapes you will make using them.

  29. I love them girl and they go so great with your beautiful DR...Much love my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  30. Love them, keepers. The Lambertville flea market is, open wed, sat & sun. Maybe we'll see you there:)

  31. Uh huh...I love them! The colors arewonderful, so warm and perfect for your room! What a deal you made!


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