On Friday Clara and I were taking a walk, and I passed a sign for an estate sale. I didn't have much on my schedule for the day so I decided to take a look. When I walked into the garage, I could tell that there really wasn't much, just old blankets and sheets and things like that. Then I walked past this china set. Jeff's mom has a set almost exactly like it that I have always loved. It's so simple but elegant. It's all white with a stripe of silver around the edges. Anyway, I decided to do some research on the real price, and although they were selling it for a great price I couldn't justify buying it. The next day was the last day of the sale and I had kind of forgotten about it until I took Clara for another walk and saw the sign again. I decided to just take another look at it. I called Jeff and we thought maybe if they went down a little bit, we might consider buying them. I went on a limb and decided since it was just hours away from the end of their sale, that I would ask if they would drop the price by 1/3. They agreed and now I'm the proud owner of this beautiful China set. It has 12 dinner plates, 11 saucers, 12 cups, a serving bowl, and a serving platter. I love it!