Many of my friends know about my love of vintage and in particular my love for fine china. So when a friend of mine was asked to declutter a home filled with vintage teacups, according to her, she immediately thought of me. The offer was to help her client declutter he vast collection, via a private sale. I would have free reign of the house, making it a low risk transaction. Of course I would be wearing mask and gloves as I explored those pretty little things.
As predicted from the initial photos, there was more than I could ever imagine. Five hutches in total. Each filled to the brim with beautiful china and glassware. A large assortment of flatware in gold, silverplate and sterling did not disappoint. It was hard to choose, but in the end I left with two large shopping bags and a vintage chinoiserie style table. I know, I know… I didn’t go there for furniture, but it is a gorgeous piece.
I left the items in quarantine, for two weeks in the garage. I washed all but the very delicate pieces in my dishwasher on a sanitize setting, taking them out before they were heat dried. It was very difficult to decide which pieces to keep and which would eventually feature in the store. I already have quite the collection in my hutch. One day, I’ll take you for a little tour, I promise.
So when opportunity knocks, I definitely answer with a YES ! I’ll be sharing some of my favorites next week.