I found this stainless pitcher last month. It has a simple style that fits right in at my table and it never needs polishing, unlike the silver one I have. Cold beverages make it bead up frostily on the outside which I think is really an appetizing look. Easy to clean, easy to use make this a great piece for everyday use. I like to serve our homemade cider from it. The diamond-point goblets were a gift fro my sister Theresa a few years ago and they add a real sparkle to our table.
I showed this photo of the new-to-me punch bowl yesterday. Don't you love the way the cups hang on the bowl? eBay can be a great place for good deals--if the shipping charges don't break the bank. I could not believe I actually won this set! It is complete with even its original ladle. I may have to make a grape punch in it just to highlight its purple and white loveliness.The square red glass plate with the cheese ball that is barely visible to the left of the photo was a gift from another sister (Julie). It finds a lot of use when we have company. The plate came with its own bead-decorated spreader.
Another eBay find is this ruby ball pitcher. Again, I got lucky because all the others I saw were far too expensive once shipping was factored in. Should I decide to sell this one I will still be able to make a good profit because for some reason I was the only bidder and the shipping was reasonable. As a seller, I have learned that shipping charges can be a major drawback to selling. I have begun selling at flat rates and while I lose some money on shipping some items, I gain it back on others--and the shipping for all is still very reasonable.
Those are a few finds for this week. I cannot wait to show you our most recent acquisitions, but I will have to put that off until they are moved, and that will not happen until we see some better weather.
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