Friday, August 31, 2018

Napkin Holder

Photo by Salt Water New England

6 comments:

  1. I use a crystal bowl for mine. I couldn't find another use for it. And sadly, you can't sell fine tableware and knick-knacks. No one wants Wedgewood, Hummels, china, crystal, or my Iladro. They're expensive to purchase but are really worthless.

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  2. If fine china can't go through the microwave or the dishwaser, people today just don't want it, whatever its heritage.

    The solution, if you have inherited Grandmother's wedding china, is to use it on the table every day and wash it by hand.

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  3. Yay! Love 21st century innovations for beautiful things - may not serve their original purpose but beauty never goes out of style.

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  4. I will happily send you all my address - will gladly take beautiful china and knick-knacks off your hands.

    Though there are few of us, some “young ones” do appreciate fine china and antiques. In fact I’m quite pleased there aren’t many of us as it keeps the competition low and the choices are better!

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  5. This is a problem for many of us -- the kids (at least mine who are in their late teens and early twenties) don't want anything that requires maintenance (polishing silver no way) so all those sets of flatware, etc. will be sold off. And the big brown mahogany furniture, etc. will go the same way. Sigh. But I guess I shouldn't complain. My parents had lots of mid-century modern stuff I thought was hideous. Wish they still had it -- my kids would take it!

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  6. I love this idea! I agree that it appears no one wants to use fine things anymore, and it's a shame. While the hand washing is a pain, I still use my great-grandmother's china from 1909 and crystal as much as possible. My other finery is on display or used as much as possible. It's so worth the experience, no matter how minute. --Holly in PA

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