Creamy White Gold-Rimmed China
Lordy, it pains me to post this in black and white, but I’m doing it so I don’t break the RULES. (Maybe I’ll post it in color later) It has a band of heavy gold applied in a style that I’ve forgotten the name of. I bought this set of china years ago because Clydell told me to. She and her husband restored antique furniture in the bottom floor of their house for many years before her husband died. They also quietly disposed of the possessions of the well-off dead with as much dignity as anybody could have mustered…under the circumstances, as they say. They were the go-to people when an elderly parent died. They cleaned up the mess, restored order, and sold the things none of the children’s children wanted. Thus, sparing the family the inconvenience of further trouble. They were as kind as the most profession funeral director…except their kindness was genuine. Clydell always invited a select number of her clientele to come for a private showing before she opened the sale to the “public”. She told me what to buy and I bought it..along with the stuff I really wanted. I could count on her to show up next to me at a sale to whisper her recommendations. She knew what she was talking about and she was always right. I suspect she wanted me to have the things because I had no plan to re-sell them for profit. She’s alone now. But she still handles an estate sale once in awhile if the bereaved are lucky enough to know her.