Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cup 'o Joe...I found my coffee pot!

I am so beyond excited about this that I have decided to dedicate an entire post to it.

I. Found. My. Coffee. Pot. 


What. A. Beaut.

Now that I've contained myself, let me explain...I blogged about the beloved heirloom china we inherited from David's Grandmama earlier this year. After patiently waiting and dutifully checking flea markets, Craigslist, and eBay for months and months, I finally found a mint condition Castleton-USA Gloria Coffee Pot & Lid at a reasonable price. (When I say reasonable, I mean they accepted my very first Best Offer bid with no countering involved.) 

This whole time, the exact same coffee pot has been listed on eBay for $549.99. As much as I wanted it, there was no way I could/would pay $549.99 for it. The Teapot & Lid is listed for $599.95 at Replacements, and the Coffee Pot & Lid is listed for $569.95. I was desperate enough to put the teapot on our registry split up into 8 increments. (As if that was ever going to happen! Ha.) 

Anyway, the patience and waiting has paid off. A "sweet lady" in Dothan, AL decided to downsize before moving to a retirement home. She sold her complete set of china to an antique store, where a buyer purchased all 12 place settings but opted not to purchase the coffee pot, demitasse cups and saucers, sugars, or creamers. While I'm not sure what that person was thinking passing up this gem, I am so glad that s/he did. Their loss is my sweet, sweet gain. :)

While I will continue to keep my eyes and ears open for the matching teapot I still want, I am ecstatic to announce that my set is basically complete. Yay, me! *Triple clap* lump or two?

the Bride

PS: Has anyone else ever wondered by teapot is one word and coffee pot is two?


  1. How thrilling! I know you were on Cloud 9 when you found this gorgeous piece! (Did you also get the demitasse cups and saucers? Those would be hard to resist, as they are so adorable!)

    1. Tricia, she has 8 listed for $100 right now but
      I'm just not sure if I can spend anymore money right now. Tempting, you're right! I have 2 right now but would love to collect more in the future!