Several months ago, Mike's mom picked up a china cabinet from a yardsale for us. It wasnt our style, so his neice took it. But we took the china that it was full of. This is what's left.
This is all in the cabinets in our "outside" bathroom. It's not really OUTSIDE, it's just out of the main living space, off of the porch. Our extra fridge, washer & dryer are also out here. The plan was, to move my scrapbooking stuff out of the bedroom, and into these cabinets. Right now, it's all crammed into a tall bookshelf next to our bed, and I am just tired of looking at it. The problem is, the cabinets outside are full of these dishes. So now I have to decide what to do with them.
I do like them, don't get me wrong. But do I need them? No. I know I don't. I have the other two patterns I am trying to collect, Taylor, Smith & Taylor Boutonniere and Temporama. Plus all the other Pyrex, Fire King and so on. So I'm torn. What should I do? Keep them? Keep the pieces I want and split up the sets? Sell as sets? Sell as seperate pieces? Craiglist, Ebay, Etsy? I worry about trying to ship these if I go the Ebay or Etsy route. What would you do?
Let me show you a couple close-ups. There are two patterns & brands. The creamer on the left says "Noritake China Bluebell 5558 Japan" on the bottom.
The sugar dish(?) and platter say "Harmony House Mary 3835 Japan" on the bottom. There is nothing on them except the strips of silver.
For the Bluebell I have:
6 plate type things (I don't know what to call them, there is a picture below).
For the Mary pattern I have:
8 saucers (5.5 in. across)
8 plates (7.5 in. across)
7 plates (10 in. across)
8 bowls (almost 6.5 in. across)
(Here is the photo of those "plates")
So, if you don't mind, let me know what you think I should do with these! :)