Being that the woman who spawned me will most likely be handling what little estate Grammy leaves, the odds of those dishes ever ending up in my home are none to nil, I'm thinking. And that's fine. Especially because the local antique shop has an entire service for 8, with ALL of the accessory pieces, for a price WELL below current market on this china.
Sam says I can buy it.
Here's what this lovely stuff looks like:
I am just.. over the moon. This china was so much a part of my childhood, nothing but happy memories associated with it, and every time I use it, even though it isn't "Grammy's Original" set, I will think of her.
Doesn't have to be the ones she actually has used for 50+ years to give me that happiness. :)
And this way, her actual set can go to one of her other grandchildren. And that's a good thing, too.
UPDATE: ZOMG! I found it even CHEAPER on eBay! WAY cheaper! Missing one saucer, but I can piece that from a replacements service! AND it's service for 12, not 8!