There’s the famous fable about the shoemakers children who go barefoot. As a retailer of china, crystal and flatware, customers used to give quite a chuckle when visiting our sprawling warehouse, loaded to the gills with china and tableware, only to hear that my personal set was Corelle. A betrayal! How can you do that to us :)!
The reason was twofold: 1) I hadn’t gotten around to it 2) The REASON I hadn’t gotten around to was what else, the children. Considering their continued success at breaking the supposedly unbreakable Corelle, I shudder at what they could with the delicate Royal Crown Derby Traditional Imari and Vera Wang Grosgrain Crystal.
There’s also another reason: I was holding out for the china I had my eye on. Being that I see hundreds of patterns every day and have seen thousands of patterns over the course of my career, I have had difficulty choosing from the overwhelming selection that exists. Not to mention that we specialize in replacement patterns so I have visions of the old classics in front of my eyes whenever I take a gander at the currently available selection.
I was finally able to narrow down my choices to two pattern each of china and crystal. China: Spode Stafford Flowers and Lenox Hannah. Crystal: Waterford Powerscourt and Edinburgh Thistle. Take a look at the prices on these masterpieces. Now do you understand why I don’t have china and crystal?
Or I didn’t. Until now…. Stay tuned for Part 2.