I have been looking for a new set of dishes for, literally, years. I have looked everywhere within a 50 miles radius of my hometown. I haven’t found anything that has appealed to me. Its all been to dainty and delicate. If there is one thing I am not it is dainty and delicate. So I have kept looking and looking for something, anything, that appealed to me.
A few weeks ago, my friend, Steph, gave me a set of dishes for helping her move for the 4th time in four years. Her dad bought the set from an estate sale and gave them to her for her new apartment about 3 moves ago. The dishes weren’t really Steph’s style so she never unpacked them. She thought I might like them since I was having such a hard time finding something I like. I think she just didn’t want to move them again. LOL.
All I had seen of the dishes was the salt and pepper shakers. I had a vague memory of my mom having a set just like them except in a green color when I was a kid so I said yes, I would take them. I am so glad I did. I absolutely love them!! They are so me!
I have done some research on them and found they are from a company called Pfaltzgraf, based in York, Pennsylvania. The design is called Brown Drip and came out in the 1950’s. The set wasn’t as complete as I hoped but that just means I can have fun hunting down the pieces I still want when I go to flea markets and antique shops. My youngest brother, Russell and his family live in York so I’ll be able to see what I can find when I go visit them.
I am so excited about having a set of matching dishes and the nice silverware I got for Christmas from my parents. I actually feel like a grown up.