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I see a lot of things that pass through the doors of the small thrift store where I work.  A few of these captivate me more than I can really explain.

It was Saturday morning when this little gem crossed my path.  Tired and in dire need of a hot cup of coffee; I journeyed to the back room where all of our merchandise is held.  In the doorway, a gray Hidden Treasures cart sat waiting for me.  As I looked down, the sepia colored roses glanced up at me with mystery.  I reached in and picked up the packet of papers holding pricing information.

Vintage 1946

Was written in my boss' choppy handwriting.  I ran a hand through my hair as I read over the information.  "Johann Haviland Bavarian Rose Sepia" read the ebay information.  The prices danced before me on the page - fourteen dollars for one piece, twenty for another.

I took the cart out onto the floor and headed toward an open shelf on the end of an aisle.   I put a golden silk scarf on the shelf's surface and started to delicately put the China on display.  As I did, I let my mind wander.

Being an avid enthusiast for life in the 1940s (thanks to all the Radio Shows I listen to) I could only imagine what the set had seen.  The end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War.  Who's table had these amazing dishes sat on?  A Bavarian noble? How did it come to be in America after leaving Europe's tumultuous shores - so racked by war and fear.  Did it belong to an immigrant who came here for a new life away from the terrors of the War?  Or even a former Nazi?

I smiled as I felt the cool china beneath my fingers, tracing the roses.  I wondered where it had come from.  What kind of china cabinet had it sat in, displayed proudly as a family heirloom.  What were the people like?  Hardened and war-weary.  I imagined then a family gathering, maybe a holiday.  An occasion for china as fine as this.  A family sitting down for dinner with The Adventures of Sam Spade or Suspense! playing from the radio in a living room.  The imaginations captured by the stories.  As my imagination was captured by a simple set of fine China.

It sold not long after I had put it out and I felt my heart sink slightly.  I was hoping to enjoy it a little bit longer.  Carefully, I wrapped the pieces in newspaper and put them gently in a large box.  Wishing I had been the one to own it.  


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United States
Just one girl trying to make her way in life.

I's my thing. It's been my thing since I was eleven years old and I don't plan on losing this thing.
... create their own worlds have my respect.  I have been playing in the same world since 2008 and I still can't seem to get anything on paper, word documents or otherwise.  So here's to you :iconorpheelin:, :iconsaimain:, and all those other DA-haunters that have created fantastic art and beautiful worlds for all of us to enjoy.

So I'll be over here... rebuilding and re-casting my world of Alezar...for the fifth time...

One day.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: My pitbull's snoring.
  • Reading: Dragonlance: Legends - Time of the Twins.
  • Playing: Warcraft.

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