After my grandmother died, I inherited her antique china pieces. She had given me only a few tea cups and plates she inherited from her mother. I found the rose and gold tones in the pattern very beautiful, and I loved having antique items in my house. (I had previously bought many 1940s dresses and patterns). However, I wanted to find a way to finish the set of china.
First, I asked some of the family members if they had any of the additional items from the china set. Unfortunately, nobody else had any of the pieces nor knew what happened to the other pieces of the set. I started to look at antique stores and on eBay for pieces to make the set complete. It was time consuming to look for eBay pages and check at antique stores to search for new pieces.
While continuing my online quest, I came upon a company that specialized in replacement china services. They had thousands of discontinued and hard-to-find china, as well as crystal, silver, and collectibles.
I looked up the china by the manufacturer name, which gave me a brief history of the company and popular patterns. I could also search by first letter or pictures of patterns to make it easy to find the pattern I was digging for. I quickly found what I needed and ordered the missing pieces of the set. They arrived safely at my house carefully packaged to prevent breaking.
Now that I have the complete set, I have acquired other antique china and completed the missing pieces by ordering replacement china online. I would highly recommend this option for those searching for replacement china because of broken or missing pieces.