Monday, December 20, 2010
Sigh...Remember Summer? Oh How I Miss Those Warm Days Under The Hot Sun. How 'Bout Some Sweet Tea Served In Salem Biscayne Tea Glasses And Pitcher? Status: Very Very Untimely.
Mmmmm, don't it look so cool and refreshing? I guess since it's just a picture, you could imagine it as warm and soothing with all the orange and spice stuff in it!
Truth is, it's just some cranberry juice and a lot of water mixed up so you can more
easily see the pattern on the glass. But come summer and warmer weather, I
promise to brew up some tasty southern sweet tea! With 16 tall iced tea glasses,
I'm pretty sure I'll be able to keep everybody refreshed. I can't wait. I really can't.
I drove for an hour and a half at nearly midnight to buy a BIG box of this pattern
knowing little more than it was just a BIG box of this pattern. It was listed on
Craigslist. A lot of it is stained brown (how and with what, I do not know...but it
does NOT want to come off) but I got pretty lucky in that this pitcher and ten of the
tall iced tea glasses where in that box. There were lots of good unstained serving
pieces and dishes too, though.
I love the Biscayne pattern and have plenty of it. Again, one of these days I'll have
to tally it all up. I used to try to keep track of all my patterns and the number of
each piece. I fell off that wagon long ago. What happens is I find a large set of this
or that pattern and then a bunch more of another in short order and I get
overwhelmed with the "to do" of it all. I put it off then forget all about it. Then one
day I drag it all out and make a day of accounting for it all.
I picked up some serving pieces from an estate sale a few years ago and the
seller told me that their parents had collected the Biscayne pattern for years.
Apparently it was given away at some gas stations as a bonus for buying your gas
from them. Seems the post war newly-weds were able to stock their cupboards
with the Salem dishes more easily this way. How sweet is that?