I was just about to show you a simple breakfast tablescape when I decided I first wanted to show you the flatware I'll be using in it. This flatware is a gold-plated and was made by WM Rogers & Son. I am unfortunately not sure of the pattern name.
I hadn't really been in the market for gold-plated flatware, but came across this lovely set and couldn't say no. A young woman in New York was selling a bunch of (what I consider) gorgeous things. She called them "stuffy old crap she inherited from grandma." She said she really just wanted to get rid of it and didn't care much what she got for it "since it was free." I asked what price she had in mind, and she said $36 for the set. That is, $36 for service for 12 plus serving pieces. A part of me did not want to take someone's special heirloom. She told me there was no one in the family who wanted it (in fact, she said they all "hated it.") I bought the whole set for $36. When I use it, I tell myself that somewhere I am sure her grandma is happy to see that someone is treasuring and using her special flatware.
Here it is in the case it came in:
Isn't it lovely?
For me, $36 well spent!