It was the last day and everything was half price and so a line quickly formed before the doors opened. I truly was going just to see the inside of the house!
But the things offered for sale, the prices which were now half, and I soon had my arm full of treasures.
The first thing I saw as I entered the dining room (which I normally do because that is where the dishes are)
Was this platter!
I love blue and white platters and it is big-- big enough for a turkey actually! But alas, it won't be used for such at Linderhof (for I'm still coveting the Spode Festival Blue turkey platter and we'll be away Thanksgiving)
The price -- only $22.50 which is amazing!
This is the mark on the back and after I did some research it seems that my newest platter was from 1880 to 1890. Don't you just love marks!!! They're like reading history or doing genealogy!
This platter will get lots of use for it's big enough to serve both the entree and vegetables on it if we're doing a more casual pass around dinner or a nice poached salmon on top of greens at an appetizer party.
It is big and I must admit that I had to do a little "tweaking" in the cabinet to make it fit -- but fit it does!
It has a happy home at Linderhof.
It's Monday which means that it's Blue Monday so please join Smiling Sally for other blues this perfect November Monday!