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29 April 2012
Spode's Aster Dishes
Every year our little town at the Port of Anacortes has a Island Chicks sale. The Island Chicks are a group of local venders of antiques and shabby chic items. I'd never been, it's only 1 day from 9:30 to 3:00. I'd heard that it was just fun to go to see how they set up the booths. My middle daughter M'lis was working, and if you brought a can of food it was only 3.00 to get in. It was a beautiful day, so I went.
It was a feast for the eyes, I looked around, it was very crowded. I was scoping out a section when my eyes saw some dishes, my heart told my mind that I knew those dishes from childhood, but my mind quesioned about them. Yes I sorta reconized them, but I hadn't seen them in 20+ years. Could they be? I couldn't walk away from them, it was 30 pieces of just the plates. My phone rang...it was my mom...so I asked her the name of the dishes she had picked out for her wedding china, she said Spode's Aster.
I didn't plan on spending that kind of money, but I'd been saving for our local yarn tour and a knitting retreat in October...so I bought those beauties with that saved money.
Now I'll be looking for extra hours to work.
Those dishes bring back Sunday Dinners and holidays as a young girl,memories watching my mom or dad (only) hand wash those dishes and only using them for special meals.
My mom came over for dinner last night,guess what we ate off of ;)~