At work the other day, I found myself thinking about my Merry Mushrooms collection. Yes, it was quiet and no, I don't work as an orthopedic surgeon or firefighter, something that requires intense concentration.
I realized the last thing I found in the wild was the knife from the carving set in late summer 2020. And before that, a set of four 9oz. drinking glasses at Antiques on Pierce in Milwaukee, over two years ago. At the time, I almost passed the glasses up because I felt they were priced too high, at what I remember around $30. Luckily, my husband asked his loving refrain, "Is this something you're going to wish you bought? Are you going to mention it every time we come here if you don't?"
So, it was super exciting to find THIS listed on Facebook Marketplace for $20!
It was located in Madison, Wisconsin- so close yet so far. It was still available and as the seller and I worked out pick up, I got the feeling she wanted it gone ASAP, hesitant to wait until the next weekend. So, on a Monday, I told my husband we're going to Madison the next night. After four hours round-trip, supper in the car plus a special stop a Hy-Vee for a snack, we were home and the proud owners of the 1979-1982 Merry Mushrooms Cheeseboard with Knife.
Now that I had it in my hands, I discovered that what I thought was a round ceramic tile, is really "porcelain enamel metal tile," similar to the metal skillets, Dutch ovens, and saucepans. A small round magnet in the board secures the knife. Turning the board over, there are four rubber feet tacked on and the familiar rectangular gold label which, interestingly, is dated 1977. It was likely designed in 1977 but not available for purchase until two years later. Lastly, the cheese knife is marked "STAINLESS STEEL JAPAN" on one side.
10/8/2022 05:18:31 pm
Hi Peggy, I can't believe I forgot to include that!
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