Wednesday, August 20, 2014
No No, I Didn't Start A Redwing Bobwhite Collection. I Picked Up This Set Along The 127 Corridor 690 Mile Long Flea Market. Am I Tempted To Keep It? Yup. Am I Going To Keep It? Nope. Status: In The Booth (307 CCAM).
This cute little family of Redwing Bobwhite serving pieces was about the second or third item we found on our fun little yard sale road trip through Ohio and Kentucky. These came from a collector rather than a seller of random wares and were a welcome find.
I'm glad that this limited set was all the seller had. I didn't want to get roped into another collection
of dinnerware. I've got plenty, thanks! Of course I LOVE Redwing Bobwhite and many other
Redwing patterns but a brother's only got so much room in the china cabinet...and time to rotate it.
These will fare so much better in another home with a proper collection.
The Girlfriend really wanted to keep the salt and pepper chicks for her personal collection but I really
didn't want to break up the set. I dropped them all off at the antique mall before she could get her
grubby hands on 'em. I'm hoping they find a new home quickly. She might run over there and grab
'em up otherwise.
I could hardly believe that none of the pieces were chipped or cracked when I found them. I fully
expected the worst when I approached them. What a pleasant surprise! The hen figure was tagged as
a "Sugar Shaker" and I can see where they maybe got that idea, but mostly it's labeled as a hors
d'oeuvres server or display. The idea is to stick bite size bits onto long picks which can be poked into
the holes on the back of the piece. Seems kinda weird, but whatever...the sugar shaker idea seems just
as weird to me!