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Grannies chipped china - good housekeeping?

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instantfamily Thu 13-Jan-11 08:39:28

I inherited a lovely porcelain tea set from my grandmother. Unfortunately, many of the cups and saucers are ever so slightly chipped.

What does a good housekeeper do? Throw everything out that has a chip in it? Keep it for my DDs just to be able to say "that was from your great grandmother"?

Bonsoir Thu 13-Jan-11 08:42:23

You can have porcelain repaired.

instantfamily Thu 13-Jan-11 08:57:33

I can't find anyone to do this where I live. THanks anyway.

dreamingofsun Thu 13-Jan-11 10:36:33

i'm not a good housekeeper, but i bin anything chipped. it harbours germs doesn't it? or use as saucers for potplants

HollyBollyBooBoo Thu 13-Jan-11 14:45:11

Is it pretty vintage tea set? Would it look pretty just for decorative purposes? Saw a really nice display of vintage teacups and saucers with spring bulbs planted in them the other day and that looked nice.

Think it would be a shame just to throw it away just from a nostalgic point of view.

ppeatfruit Fri 14-Jan-11 17:34:46

We keep my MIls old Christmas plates they're only of sentimental value 'cos they're chipped we eat off them on christmas day and we're all alive and kicking!

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