I love seeing all of the beautiful tables that all you talented tablescapers have put together and one of the things that always catches my eye is the sterling flatware.
Sooooooooooooooooo...I've decided to pick a pattern and start collecting. This is my "sterling plan". I have looked at sterling sets of many place settings on ebay, knowing I could not afford them.
My taste runs to very traditional symmetrical patterns, such as Towle's "King Richard" or "Old Master" or Gorham "Chantilly". Then I saw a small set of Oneida "Damask Rose". It is so pretty and delicate so I bid on it and won at a GREAT price!!! It consists of 4 four piece place settings. I have lots of dishes with roses and thought it would go well with them. I also found a sugar shell at a great price on ebay-I won that one as well!!
So here's my "sterling plan"...I will check ebay and poke around locally to see the best chances to add to my sterling pattern. I'm hoping I will find some pieces here because the original Oneida factory is about twenty miles from where I live and am hoping that there will be pieces from years ago for sale around here!! Oneida has closed and everything is being made in China, I think...and I don't think that they even do any sterling anymore. They used to have a factory store that sold all sorts of things from the factory and I remember seeing seconds of this pattern there. But those days are gone :-(
Isn't it beautiful????
So that's my "sterling" plan and I'm sticking to it!!! (My Brit isn't so excited...he says we have plenty of silver. But it's not STERLING, I whine)
Stay tuned...it will show up soon.
Thank you for listening to my ramble!!!