That plate goes for what? $100 or so? I’ve only ever seen the cup and saucer. I bought it for my mother years ago. I think it ran me $80. Beautiful stuff.
Donna | 10.03.2011 | 8:29 PM
Maybe close to that now. It’s only the salad plate. We didn’t carry it at our store, but we ordered a place setting for display because Brown-Forman employees kept asking about it. If I remember correctly, one place setting retailed for $500 back in the mid 90’s. I got the salad plate for 20 bucks when out DM told us to get rid of it.
It’s pretty, but I think that too much gold is kinda tacky and the pattern is gorgeous, but way too ornate and fussy for me.
Hey… do you like apple butters and jellys?
Mike | 10.03.2011 | 8:49 PM
The cup and saucer were really beautiful. The problem with gold leaf is that it eventually scratches and looks cheap. I don’t know that I would really like the dinner plates. Not a fan of the wide gold stripe.
I am, however, a big fan of apple butter!
Donna | 10.03.2011 | 9:13 PM
Well, it is nearly pure gold leaf (with some solvents that burn off during firing) so that’s part of the bargain, but if it scratches too fast I have to wonder what the hell it’s being scrubbed with? That’s definitely not normal wear and tear. My mom’s sterling silver hasn’t scratched that much in close to 60 years and I use my Langdon Gate every day without seeing scratches.
Did you buy the old school wide and short coffee cup or the taller, narrower teacup? There may be a difference in how they were made.
I also have a jar of pumpkin butter for you.
Mike | 10.03.2011 | 10:13 PM
Oh, no. I wasn’t talking about mom’s cup. I was speaking generally. I got her the shorter one. Holds like 7 oz or something. She liked tea in a fine china cup. She said it tasted better and she felt richer. She died Thursday. It’s ok. It’s nowhere near like it was with Dad. I hadn’t spoken to her in 10-ish years.
Donna | 10.03.2011 | 10:45 PM
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