Friday, January 06, 2006
Would YOU Have Gone to This Much Trouble???
We found this repaired china sugar bowl lid at an estate sale this week, in a box lot of nice Homer Laughlin pieces.
It reminded us so much of something our parents would have done that we both had to laugh. In this day of throw away cell phones, and VCR's that are cheaper to replace than repair, it's hard to imagine someone taking the time to so carefully glue the pieces back together and then, of all things, glue something like a toothpaste tube top on as a substitute knob!
What makes this even more amazing to me is that this sugar bowl is a vintage 1955 piece of the Homer Laughlin Moss Rose china pattern in the Virginia Rose shape, which was originally sold by the J.J. Newberry's 10 cent store!!
When we cleaned out my father-in-law's home after he passed away, we found every nook and cranny crammed full of all kinds of "junk", saved in case it would some day be found useful. Out of economic necessity, they lived by the Environmentalist's motto: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle.
Will there ever be another generation like theirs, whose whole attitude toward material things was influenced by the Great Depression?
nostalgia, The Great Depression, vintage collectibles, Homer Laughlin china
Posted by Dirty Butter at 8:23 PM