What to do with old chinaware?

china saucer in paperPack Rat emails:

I'm currently in the process of un-stuffing my house, and some of that stuff is old china that found its way to me from various family members. I can't imagine ever using it, but I'm not sure what exactly to do with it. I looked online and it appears that at least some of the stuff has some value. But really I'd just be happy for it to go someplace where it's used and appreciated.
Any suggestion on places in the Capital Region where it could be sold or donated?

There is probably so much stuff like this in so many attics and basements.

Got a suggestion for PR? Please share!

Comments

Put it on craigslist for free
Give it to Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
Garage Sale

You can sell it to replacements.com, but their prices are very low, especially when you look at what they sell them for. They don't take everything; you figure out what the pattern is on their website (they'll help if you can't find it) and ask them for a quote.

You could possibly also sell it through a consignment store, say, Ben's Jammin' Treasures or Something Olde, Something New.

The Habitat Restore on Fuller Road now has a home goods/knickknacks section--perfect place to donate stuff like that.

I had an artist friend use some broken china plates we had, that had some meaning to us, re-purpose them into a mosaic frame for a mirror.

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants in Albany usually collects donations of gently-used housewares to help newcomers get established.

http://www.refugees.org/about-us/where-we-work/albany/

Historic Albany Foundation has a yearly fundraiser & silent auction at their event called Moveable Fest . The proceeds collected go on to further their preservation efforts in Albany. Call 518 465 0876 for further information.

The Treasure Chest on Hamilton and S. Swan in Albany. Proceeds directly benefit the Albany Damien Center which supports people affected by HIV/AIDS.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

The return of the blue snowflakes

The Albany Pine Bush is an unusual example of an inland pine barrens, and it's one of the few homes to an unusual inhabitant: The... (more)

New York State Bike Summit

The first New York State Bike Summit will be at the Hearst Media Center* September 15. Blurbage: This Summit will provide a forum for advocates,... (more)

Walking Myrtle Ave, end to end

One of the best ways to get to know a city is to walk it. That's true for cities in which you've just arrived --... (more)

Here's how New York State's new paid family leave program will work

New York State's new paid family leave program will allow people to start taking leave January 1. And this week the Cuomo admin released a... (more)

Cleanup/investigation continue in Madison Avenue fire, calls for GE to continue Hudson cleanup, dates set in for Kaloyeros/Percoco trials

Madison Avenue fire Cleanup continues at the site of a fire that destroyed four homes on Madison Avenue in Albany on Monday night. Authorities have... (more)

Recent Comments

Whenever I drive into the Warehouse District, things get eerily quiet. If I get out of my car, I can't see anyone else around, and I get the sense that Nipper is watching me... sometimes I feel like I can just barely see his tail wagging out of the corner of my eye. That's crazy, right? I always get an urge to pick up a tree branch and throw it... but there aren't any trees. When I feel the first playful bite on the back of my leg, that's when it's time to get back in the car and drive. #nipperisalive

Drawing: Murder Mystery Night at Takk House

...has 37 comments, most recently from mg

Walking Myrtle Ave, end to end

...has 13 comments, most recently from Beyj

"This may seem like an obsession, but it is not. This is the residue of an obsession."

...has 1 comment, most recently from acw

Troy Summer Square starts this week

...has 1 comment, most recently from S

Word(s) on the street

...has 11 comments, most recently from Randal Putnam