My step-mother has been trying to convince my father to let go some heirlooms that they don't use and finally was successful with some silver pieces (although he still won't give up the quilts). I knew they were coming but had kind of forgotten and they arrived today. I got around 10 smaller serving pieces including a full gravy set, small platters, a bowl, salt and pepper shakers, cream and sugar set and quite a bit of mixed flatware. I am so excited to be able to use these things, they are just gorgeous and I love that they are a mixed bag of patterns and will mix them with my more contemporary piece of serveware as well. First use, next week for chipotle mashed potatoes in the bowl!