It was like Christmas morning for me, when my mom and sister dropped of a box full of Noritake china. Finally, my six place setting set was reunited with my sister’s six place settings. The entire 12-place settings and serving dishes are worth near $1000 and of irreplaceable sentimental value. This is my Grandma’s china.
The pattern is Noritake Harwood, pattern #6312. It was discontinued in the early 70’s. My mom split the set amongst my sister and I when we went off our separate ways to college over 10 years ago. We each got six place settings and amicably split the serving dishes. I always adored this unique pattern for the lavender and faintest hint of teal in the leaves. The edges are smooth silver. To me this china pattern seems timeless. I never registered for china for my wedding, because I already had the china I loved.
I was over the moon when my sister recently offered to give me her half of the set. She saw my photos and mention of it in my post about dining room accessories. She is not particularly fond of the pattern, so when she saw that I was she decided we should put the set back together and it should be mine. Within a week my mom and sister dropped of the other half of the set.
Something about stacks of pretty china makes me happy. I feel so fortunate to have the complete set now. I will definitely cherish this china collection. When my sister marries, I am sure I will make a significant contribution to her future china collection in a pattern more suited to her liking.
Do you have heirloom china? Do stacks of pretty dishes put a smile on your face?
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