Trying to Make it Right

Dear Liza,

Casualty of carelessness

The other day I accidentally broke something that belonged to Auntie Bridgett. It was the lid of a very nifty baking dish, a gift from a dear friend years ago. I felt awful. There is no repairing it. Could I replace it?

First, I went online. EBAY has it, but I would need to buy both the dish and the lid, and it would cost nearly fifty dollars to buy it and have it shipped. Ouch.

But our neighborhood is full of ‘Vintage’ shops. These carry old things, like garage sales do. Some are fancier, and more expensive, than others.

The paint job says it all, sadly…

I went walking. At House of Vintage, on Hawthorne by 35th, I found only three little shelves of kitchen stuff, rather carelessly piled up, and not what I wanted. It was sort of depressing.

This is more like it!

I walked west a bit to Vintage Pink, near 24th. This shop is more fussy about what they carry and how they display it. I swear, I saw bar and table arrangements that my Aunt Barbara (who is great at decoration) would have done.

Cool 1960s tablescape

I enjoyed this shop so much! But still no Corningware Buffet Server B-1.75. The lady running the shop recommended a site called “Replacements.com”, which I did… I also (while I was online) tried the Corningware website. No lids in stock at this time.

This takes me back!

You know I am stubborn, and I will find a way to try and make this right, to replace what I broke.

Love,

Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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