I just wanted to pop in to show you what I got at our semi-annual VNA Rummage Sale this past week. Most of you already know how much I love covered dishes... :)
This particular rummage sale is great because, in addition to the regular sorts of things you find -- books, baskets, old furniture to paint -- they have the Bon Ton Tent, which is dedicated to all the nicer items. That's where I found this covered dish with tray, for the exorbitant price of $28. :)
There was a line to go through the tent, and someone ahead of me had picked this up. But she put it back down when she spotted the tiniest of chips. I was so nervous that someone else would nab it before I got there, but my luck held. :)
The backstamp says: "Royal-Crown China," with the initials "LBC" below. Then "Decorated USA, 22 karat gold." I need to research a little to find out more about it. But in the meantime, I had to share it with you all, because I know you all appreciate a good thrifting story, a good bargain, and a beautiful dish. :)
I hope to see you all for Mosaic Monday this week. The magic link machine will be up by 10:00 pm Eastern time, USA, Sunday night. That's a little later than usual, because of Mother's Day. Thanks for all the wonderful links you share -- you guys are the best!
PS -- my hand still hurts when I type. I guess I will have to get it looked at. :(