ANYWAY - I picked up the butter dish to put it away, and somehow it slipped and whacked into the cabinet, top and bottom separated, and they both crashed onto the granite countertop. The bottom piece fell butter first, so it was saved by the big, soft blob of butter. The top wasn't so lucky, and it got a large piece, and small chips broken out of it.
That butter dish is one of my favorite pieces. It has the little apple handle on top, and the apple branches all around the plate part. It's so cleverly designed and detailed. I've seen the newer versions of this pattern that are still being made, and they're not as nice as these older pieces, so I was sick when I realized what had happened. (It's even too chipped to glue back together)
AUGH!! I'm so clumsy sometimes... I googled the pattern, and found it on a couple of websites new, but, like I said, the pattern was a little funky on the new pieces. So I decided to try EBay. And I found it!! The watermark on the bottom is even the same. (Franciscan Ware with "Made in California" in the middle) The seller only wanted $9.50 for it (new they were $59.99!!) and so I bid $15.00. I've never tried this before. Do you think I bid enough? There are 6 more days until the bidding closes. Do any of you have any experience with EBay?
Now I'm a nervous wreck. I'll have to obsessively check the bids every few hours to see if I'm being outbid. I don't know how people do this on a regular basis. I'll be crushed if I don't get my little butter dish. It's exciting and nerve wracking all at the same time. (Clearly, I need to get out more...)
In other news, L and I went to see The Switch with Jennifer Anniston and Jason Bateman. The premise is a little weird, and Jennifer Anniston is kind of an annoying mother, but the whole movie is worthwhile just to see Jason Bateman. I kind of loved him a little bit - don't tell L. And the end, while predictable, was totally satisfying. I love happy endings, don't you? Especially when they involve Jason Bateman.
I'm thinking of having a giveaway for my birthday in September. (It's September 7th - in case you wanted to - you know - send me birthday kisses and greetings.) The daughter of a good friend of mine makes jewelry, and she's offered a nice little piece for my giveaway. More about it later, so stay tuned. And wish me luck with the mysterious EBay process.