When you are traveling what do you like to shop for? Is it shoes and clothing? Or jewelry and souvenirs?
Me, I head to the local thrift stores.
I set out for the local Goodwill yesterday in search of a couple of things and look what I found! Two lovely bone china covered vegetable bowls. I spied the smaller one first and thought it was quite charming so into my basket it went. Around the corner on another shelf was a very large covered dish equally charming. Wait, could these two go together? I flipped them over and very clearly on the bottom they were stamped LENOX.
You're familiar with the Lenox china company aren't you? It is considered America's premier bone china manufacturer. The company was founded in 1889 by Walter Scott Lenox and is still thriving today. No less than 6 Presidents have chosen Lenox china to grace the tables at the White House.
This pattern is called White Linen and features flowers and vines trailing up a basket weave design.
The smaller bowl has fluted sides interspersed with flowers.
Oh, and here is the original price tag on the smaller of the two. Let me just say, I paid WAY less than that! I've seen the larger dish on Replacements Ltd. for $279.00!
My daughter chose a Lenox pattern when she got married four years ago. The classic Federal Platinum is a favorite and I know she uses it often for holidays and other special occasions.
I've said it before and I repeat - white dishes are my favorite!! They are so versatile, can be dressed up or down, used every day or for special occasions. But I do believe in quality. Look for well known manufacturers whose products have stood the test of time and you won't be sorry.
I haven't decided yet whether to keep these. They might be a bit challenging to take home to Arizona, so if you have any interest email me at email@example.com.
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