As some of you know, we had my in-laws' estate auction on October 5. After the auction, we had the opportunity to go through things that did not sell. We went through things deciding what someone could use and what to throw in the dumpster. My daughter, Michele, knowing that I love dishes, asked me if I wanted two little bowls - one had a ladle. I had no idea what kind of bowls they were but they were but they were pretty so I took them. I was especially curious about the bowl with the ladle. I have a good friend who frequents auctions and is familiar with antique and vintage glassware and dishes. I showed her the bowl with the ladle and asked if she knew what it was. She looked at the marking with a magnifying glass and saw that it said "Nippon. She said that she thought it was a mayonnaise bowl. I did a web search for "mayonnaise bowl." Can you imagine my surprise when I found the exact "Nippon hand painted mayonnaise bowl with matching ladle" and it sold for $85??!! I was so excited that I called Michele to tell her. She said that maybe the other bowl had a ladle and she didn't see it. I reassured her that it didn't matter.
Nippon Hand Painted Footed Mayonnaise Bowl with Ladle
I bought several other things at the auction including a box of vintage linens. Not all of it was salvageable and many were stained. I really worked at the stains and am happy that I was able to remove most. I'll post some of the linens next week. My sister and I are leaving bright and early today to go Christmas shopping. Then Cis and I and our Hubbies are going to a birthday party for our grandson-in-law. Have a great day. I'll catch up tomorrow.