(I wrote this post once and lost it. If you see it twice don’t tell me.) Sunday was the Heart and Hands sew day at the Conway library. I told Margaret I would drive and Dee Ett went with us. I woke up Sunday morning thinking what was I going to do and I thought about going to Toad’s Crossing Flea Market and seeing Robin and Kathy. I dropped them off and went to the flea market across from Wal-mart and found a couple of things, then on to see Kathy and Robin. I gathered up several little things and a couple of Christmas presents. As I was checking out I had spotted a box of silver-plated flatware on the way in and it was staring at me. I went over to see how much it was and it was only $39.00. But, I didn’t want to send that on that. I sure didn’t need it. The box was solid mahogany and the pie server was really pierced and pretty. The pattern was a very pretty pattern with flowers on it. As I was fondling it, I mentioned it wasn’t a full set and that it needed 4 forks, 2 knives and 1 salad fork. Kathy said if I wanted it, it was $20.00. Sold!!!!!!!!! The box and the pie server was worth that. When I got it home I polished it and it really turned out nice. I looked it up and the pattern was Valley Rose by W.A. Rogers/Oneida, 1956
. I went to Replacements on the net and found it. I basically got $469.43 worth for $20. plus the chest. The pie server was pieced at $39.99. What a deal. Well, Daddy always said it’s not a deal unless you need it. LOL! So, for only $70 more I can have a complete set for 8 plus the serving pieces. Still a deal, Daddy. I went back to the sew day and enjoyed the rest of the day with the gang.