At 11:31 AM 12/29/2005, you wrote:
>Glass, and for those in later period, majolica ware. I once bought a
>set of painted glass plates as a gift for my Laurel; dark red glass
>with gold paint. They were _gorgeous_.
>I pack my breakable dishes in a basket with excelsior from Cost
>Plus. That's the cheap wooden/paper shreddy curls; it's sold as
>decorative gift-wrapping stuff, but it makes fabulous period packing
>for breakable items. I suppose they also would have used straw, but
>the excelsior seems a little... cleaner.
I still have, and love, these. One, unfortunately, broke while
transporting it in a basket, so I am keeping them close to home until
I can make or have made a fitted box for my feastgear.
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