We live in an 85 year old house with very little storage space....as in no big closets, no pantry, and very little cabinet space. So the last thing I need is another set of dishes. But that is exactly what I bought a few weeks ago. I just couldn't resist.
I stopped by an estate sale with two friends after we finished our morning walk. These dishes just screamed at me. Of course I had neither money nor checkbook with me and I seriously told myself that I just couldn't find a place to put them. I went home. And I kept thinking about them.
Around noon I went back...checkbook in hand. I had decided that they couldn't possibly still be there...the price was too good. And I was going to be okay with that. But they were still there...and I bought them...along with a book of short stories, a travel guide to Costa Rica, and Bill Clinton & family paper dolls.
They rode around in the back of my car for a few weeks. I finally unpacked them and I have found a place to put most of them...well, maybe half of them. I originally thought they were carnival glass...but after researching, I find that they are actually yelllow irridescent depression glass. They were made by Federal Glass Co. between 1933 and 1939. The pattern is called Normandie.
So now I have 78 pieces....and couldn't be happier about it.