It started with a teapot. I had ordered a teapot for christmas - the white one on the right, with holly and berries on it. I love holly dishes and the shape of this one is so charming - it reminds me of a little bag, with the ruffle at the top.
The teapot came quickly. Soon after, another bigger package arrived from the same seller. I was curious as to why another package was coming - but I opened it, and inside was a gorgeous set of dishes in lovely Autumn colors. Not something I would necessarily buy and definitely not something that I DID buy. I contacted the seller immediately, knowing that they had mailed to the wrong buyer.
After a few emails back and forth we got it straightened out, but the seller had a problem, those dishes in the second package were intended for someone's thanksgiving table and there was not time to send them back to the seller and have him resend them, so I offered to mail them to the correct buyer so they would arrive in time for their celebration. The seller was so relieved - and in a day or two I got another email from him, offering me any item on his ebay site for free. I pondered all the wonderful things he had for sale - and he had some wonderful things, and finally settled on one hand painted plate with pink roses on it. It was hard to choose - he had a lot of hand painted plates and I loved them all.
Then another wait - and when the package came it was much heavier than just one plate - and to my surprise he had sent all FIVE of the plates in that set - what a glorious thank-you gift it was. And yes, the other dishes did arrive at the correct house in time for thanksgiving and everyone was happy - especially me.
These plates are hand painted and have a lovely gold edge, and continue to be some of my favorite dishes - and you know I have a lot of dishes to pick from.
This is the plate I picked - what a hard choice . . .
And all the other plates are the ones he sent - what a gracious gift.
And a Happy Thanksgiving was had by all.