So, yesterday I shared with you some of the beautiful things my Memaw gave me as she downsizes and moves in with my parents. Last night I hopped on Etsy, wondering in particular if they had more of a certain set of dishes that my mom received and I covet in particular, because there aren’t very many of them in her set, and it might be nice to fluff it up a bit. Sure enough, I found a set of the “Dixie Dogwood” dishes for sale on Etsy:
So then I started poking around some more, to see if I could find any of the things I received for sale. Remember the commemorative plate for FDR’s Warm Springs, GA “Little White House”? I found one of those:
And what about the beautiful set of plates my grandfather sent home to his mother from Europe while he was serving in WWII? It turns out you can find those on Etsy as well:
Even the little lime green citrus juicer has a twin on Etsy:
And if you liked my super retro footed teacups, you can find a close match on Etsy too!
While it’s sort of crazy to realize that a bunch of things that are, to me, priceless treasures actually sell for $10 or less on the internet, what I am reminded of is that the value of a thing is not its objective value. The things my Memaw gave me are treasures to me because they belonged to her, and because they have stories behind them. I’d never sell them on Etsy! However, I think I might need to set up a shop for all the things we decided to “yard sale,” like some of the mismatched Depression glass that didn’t have mates, or the random pieces of Fire King peach lusterware, because I’m pretty sure Etsy prices are better than we’ll get at a yard sale!