What is wrong with people? Granted, what she found was not a complete set, and a few of the dishes were marred by small chips, but on the whole, they were perfectly good. Why wouldn't the original owner at least have dropped them off at a local Goodwill? Lazy, I suppose.
I am, of course, fundamentally opposed to this kind of wastefulness, even if it does mean that budget hunters like me and Moms reap the rewards of what's found. But enough about that. People are crazy. That's nothing new.
Anyway, my question now is what to do with all these charming dishes? Since the set is not complete, I'm all for working them into the decor. The pattern is a classic: Blue Italian. According to the Spode website, it was originally launched in 1816, is a major collectible, and is still bring produced today.
I'm thinking it would work well in a room like this, designed by Anne Hepfer and featured in House and Home in July of 2009. (Photo by Michael Graydon.)
Anyhoo. If I find a nice place for them, I'll let you know.