calling cards/receiving bowls
Posted by Lydia on January 14, 1998 at 15:22:28:
In response to Those calling cards...., written by JennieC on January 13, 1998 at 16:26:11
Actually, calling cards were still in use when my grandmother got married (sometime in the 30s, I think). One of her wedding gifts (and it's still on our sideboard in the dining room) was a glass-and-silver round platter for calling cards, which she used until calling cards went out of style.
P.S. The only reason a snippet like me (not yet twenty) remembers this is because the person who gave my grandmother the little platter rode the train to get to the wedding; because he was carrying the platter in his hip pocket (it's only 7" across), the silver rim is a trifle warped from where he sat on it!
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