Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Only Myself to Blame
I have only myself to blame for breaking these Bing and Grondahl Mother's Day Plates. It makes me sick to think about how it happened because it could have easily been prevented.
Last Thursday, I propped the banner flag pole in front of my front door so I would remember to put it out on Veteran's Day and went about my usual routine. I ran some errands, went to exercise, and came home. Because I had some other things planned for the afternoon, I parked the car in the driveway and came through the front door instead of the garage. (I rarely enter the house by the front door unless I also used it to exit.)
As soon as I opened the door, I remembered the flag pole, but it was too late. The swing of the door and the force behind it sent the pole toward the wall and into the plates. When I heard the crash, I knew immediately what the pole had hit.
In 1970, I started the plate collection for my mother, and later found and purchased the first plate in the Mother's Day series for her. The two plates that broke were the last ones I gave Mom, so a part of my heart broke along with the plates.
Fortunately, I found replacements at Replacements, Ltd., located in North Carolina. The "new" plates won't carry the same sentimental value for me, but at least the first 20 years of the Mother's Day series will be intact.
Remember Replacements, Ltd. if you break a valuable piece of china or crystal and want to add to your set. The company has a large collection of china, crystal, silver, and collectibles for sale, but they also purchase items.