Thursday, May 3, 2012

Hope Chest Buys

I thought I would  introduce you to the newest member of my hope chest collection!

The English Tea Store has a lovely selection of... well everything, from pots, to sets, to Tea-for-ones, and not to mention all kinds of tea, and cakes and, British brand foods and candies. :D

I recently decided that my hope chest was in need of a complete tea set. So I set to browsing. This is the one I have ordered what do you think?

I wanted to brag on this store a little bit. They were extremely kind in calling to let me know that the sugar and creamer were on back order.

Upon the arrival of the majority of the set, I was extremely distressed to find that one of the cups was in pieces.

Mom called them immediately. The person she talked to was SO sweet! No unkind or curt words, and even took the time to make small talk while she waited for information.

Now, I don't care what kind of system they had, but one broken cup, and they sent me a whole new set of six cup and saucers! So now I have 11! What a blessing to someone who hopes for a houseful of children someday!

All in all, it wasn't to expensive, especially since I got a second set of cups! I'm thinking of buying a second pot, to go with it. :D

As a question to my Titus 2s, what should I start looking for household wise now? I have two sets of  (Serves 6?) dishes, so I should be good there . But what was something you wished you had bought before hand?

Thanks for reading!



Lady M said...

That set is absolutely beautiful! It's rare to find such wonderful customer service. That is a store to frequent often.

As far as hope chest additions...I won't part with my cast iron skillets. I own a 12" chicken fryer with a lid that was given to me by my husband's grandmother. She received it as a wedding present 82 years ago. I also have 2 10" skillets, an 8" skillet, a 6" skillet, and a 12 quart flat bottom dutch oven with a lid.

I also recommend stainless steel soup pots and sauce pans. They'll last you a lifetime too. I received mine for a wedding present 21 years ago and they still look nearly new. Make sure they are all stainless steel, including the handles, lids, and lid knobs. They'll go straight from the stove top to the oven, and into the dishwasher. I have a 10 quart stainless steel soup pot, 2 large sauce pans, and 2 small sauce pans...all with lids.

It may sound like a lot, but I cook every day and they're just right for a family of 4.

Avonlea_dreamer said...

Thanks! I love it! And will deffinately go back to that store.

And great Suggestion! We use Iron skillets around here a lot, but I don't know if there's enough to share round when I marry. So I'll keep my eye out for some!

Mrs. G said...

Lady M said exactly what I was going to say! Cast iron and stainless steel are what we use, the cast iron should be vintage Wagner preferably as old cast iron is so superior to any new "Lodge Logic" type piece. Flatwear is good to stock up on too, when you come up I want to take you to a *real* Amish store that's owned by and for Amish. The prices are great on useful items that Amish buy a lot of.

Avonlea_dreamer said...

Ooookay... now I'm excited... :D

Mrs. G said...

Weren't you before?

Avonlea_dreamer said...

*sigh* you found me out, and I can't lie... I Tottaly was! :D

Lady B said...

Those are beautiful!!