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Thread: BOO HOO over broken crystal

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    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
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    BOO HOO over broken crystal

    I went to thrift ships today and found a small Princess House individual butter dish. I was not sure what it was for, the top cover was etched and had a glass knob in top and it was 75 cents. It has the sticker on the bottom that says Princess House. When i got in the house, my hands were full and nothing breakable except that bag. i dropped that bag on wood floor and the top broke in several pieces. I looked on E-bay and they sell for $9 to $25. I was just sad!
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    Well the good news is you didn't pay full retail price. Princess House is very nice. So sorry for your mishap

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    So sorry this happened. Keep your eyes open for garage/yard sales. Princess House is fairly common in this area and I wouldn't be surprised to see similar pricing.

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    What a sad story. I had bought a dish to hold a spoon and when I got it home, there was a chip. I remember that the bag fell out of my hand at the LQS but with the carpet I thought it was OK. Didn't pay much and I try to keep the chip where it won't be seen.
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    When first husband and I bought home after we married, it came furnished partially. There was a dish with a German stamp/thumbprint on the bottom. It had gold trimmed scalloped edges. I was offered $75.00 back then for it. Nope, I wanted to keep it and I did for about 15 years when I was cleaning a curio cabinet and dropped it. Do I regret not selling it?, nope. I admired it too much and loved looking at it. That house also had an old Kent radio in a beautiful cabinet. It still had the coils and could get the local radio station on it. I absolutely loved it's curves and beautiful oak carvings. It sat in a corner. I came home one day and the first thing I noticed was when walking in the back door some would at the bottom of the steps. It was pieces of my radio. I picked up one of the legs because I was "really" going to get some more use out of it. My "husband" a.k.a. ex was taking it apart so a buddy of his could use it for his fireplace. They cut up this beautiful piece of furniture with a small chain saw in the house. If I couldn't have my radio, my a.k.a. ex was not going to have his new TV. I took what large piece was left of the radio and through it into the TV. Ex's friend ran out of the house got into his truck and took off. Everyone thought I was nuts, I just told them I was having a revenge moment. He was lucky I didn't kill him. He learned after that never to do anything without asking but it was too late. I had enough. My current DH appreciates anything vintage.

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    You know the saying you can't fix stupid but you did get rid of him, good girl. Had a daughter in law break up a 100 year old wood bed set for the fire place, taught me not to let some one use anything I want to keep. SAD SAD
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    I quit giving quilts to one set of my kid/grandkids because one time when I was visiting with them (before the great "divorce of the century"), there were those quilts I had given them off and on through the years, scattered all over the driveway as packing material for an upcoming move. What a heartbreaking moment--I can still feel it, even as I write this.
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    I have heard so many stories like this through the years, it just breaks my heart.

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    My DH's aunt gave us a set of rock crystal that had been a wedding gift in the early twenties. We were moving and I set a goblet to close to the edge of the sink and hit it and it fell and broke. I am sick about it as I want to pass the set down to my DD. Now she will only have a place setting for seven not eight.

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    Sorry for your loss. When I was in my early 20's I purchased a 32 pc. set of crystal with a teardrop base, thought it was Tiffany crystal - but it was actually "Tiffan" crystal. Close. I was heartsick many, many years down the road when my son broke one of the wine goblets, as I don't know how or if I could ever replace it. I bought that along with a beautiful set of platinum edged china for good, but didn't have many "good" uses to use it, unfortunately. I think I will give the sets to our DD who recently got married in July, but she'll have to come get it out of her brother's attic where it went when we lost our house and had to move to a 2-bedroom apt., but don't know when she will ever come to MA to visit; but she had better bring her new husband as we have never met him.

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    Sorry you dropped that..It always goes that way...Maybe you will find another soon...

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    I am sorry for your loss, so disappointing, I know.

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    Those of you who have broken things, check with Replacements LTD for replacement pieces. I've replaced several things through them. It's not cheap, but better than having a partial set.
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    I understand how you feel. I do use those things I love, instead of keeping them in a 'safe' place, so now and then something gets broken or chipped. I tell myself, at least I enjoyed it while I had it.
    When a dying man asked his pastor "How long does it take to die?" his pastor's heartfelt reply was "A lifetime." Live life to the fullest, but stop now and then to enjoy the sunset.
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    I have some of the Princess House cut crystal mugs. They are very nice. I bought them when I was 17 at a Princess House party.

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