Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Swooning over Johnson Brothers Rose Chintz

Remember my happy little tale about acquiring Old Country Roses last Fall? Well I am SO excited to report that today I had a similar experience with Rose Chintz by Johnson Brothers!

Here's what happened: This morning, while procrastinating during "get ready for work time," I noticed an Ebay auction for dinner plates in Rose Chintz, another pattern I have been really in love with but slow to collect. The auction showed three dinner plates available for a reasonable price per piece. The downfall, as always, was the additional shipping cost, which made the total more than I wanted to spend. 

But I did wonder what the combined shipping would for all three pieces together, so I set out to "ask seller a question." In doing that - SURPRISE! I learned that the seller was actually local - so, I quickly messaged her to see if she would allow me to pick the plates up in person and avoid the shipping charges, and she said yes! Suddenly, the price for all three plates was well within my budget AND I could make arrangements to meet up with her and get them this very day! 

I completed the purchase through Ebay, but didn't pay right away. Instead, I met this delightful gal in a grocery store parking lot and traded cash-for-plates. (I wonder if any law enforcement officials took photographs? LOL) So now I have three dinner plates and four dessert plates in this classic Johnson Brothers pattern. 

It's probably kind of silly to get this excited over dishes... but here was the message I posted on Twitter just before I set out to pick up my treasure: 

Squeeee indeed! 

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  1. I LOVE those plates Janet! They are very pretty...:) I love the story of how you acquired them too! How cool is it that she lived locally....of all the thousands of listings and you found the plates you wanted, for the price you were willing to pay and the seller was a local! Congrats!

    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  2. Vicky - yes it's certainly one of my favorite auctions! If only I had looked at the listing a little sooner, perhaps there were originally more of them available that I missed. LOL What's funny is... as I sit here looking at them, I have a funny feeling that I remember seeing these tucked inside the buffet in my grandmother's dining room. I've got a funny feeling that she had a set of them. Oh how I wish I could remember... or that I knew what happened to them! :)


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