I found an add on there yesterday and was thrilled when I got an email back saying it was still available.
It's a set of Homer Laughlin dishes! I love dishes and vintage dishes always makes me happy.
The girl said they had belonged to her grandmother but when she died no one wanted them and they had been sitting in garage. She thought her grandmother got them back in the 1940's but she couldn't be 100% sure.
There were 6 dinner plates and saucers. Sadly there are only 5 bowls and bread plates as they broke while in her garage. There is on larger bowl for serving veggies, 2 oval plates, 1 tea cup and 1 coffee cup. The other ones broke a long time ago, she said. Also there is a gravy server that has a hole in it but I thought could still be used.
I did a quick search on EBay and found that the missing pieces can easily be replaced.
Since I took the pictures at night, the colors don't show up that well in the photos. The flowers are pink with a hint of yellow in them and tiny flowers that are blue. The outside ring is a cream color and the center is yellow.
They are very pretty.
I'm not a coffee drinker and since I collect mismatched tea cups and saucers I'm fine with only having one of these.
Here is the gravy server. It's very pretty still but there is a hole in one side and a crack. So it clearly can't be used for gravy.
Here you can see the hole better. I thought I could still put some floral oasis in here and make a sweet floral arrangement as the centerpiece. So, I'm hanging on to this.
The bottom oval plate matches the other two oval plates so I can use that to serve maybe some sliced tomatoes drizzled with some balsamic vinegar and fresh basil.
It was worth a few minutes of my time to make a run out to pick these up. I love them and the girl who gave them to me loved that someone will treasure her grandmothers dishes.
Have you found anything free on Craigslist before? If so, tell me what you got.
FYI I weighed in today and lost another 1.6 lbs. That's a total of 43.6 lbs. Slowly but surely it's coming off.