Again we meet for PINK Saturday. This is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound ttp://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/06/so-just-what-is-pink-saturday.html thank you. My Pinkness today is this very pretty Nippon dish I found about a year ago at one of my many favorite antique/thrift shops. This pretty dish didn't look the way it does now. When I found it was PAINTED white with glitter embedded into the paint. I'm not joking. Someone painted this fine piece of china. The history of the dish goes something like this, per the owner of the antique shop. The "artist" that painted and glittered this thought they were making a greater piece of art. WELL, I took one look at this dish and just knew I needed to take it home and give it TLC. The owner of the shop knows me and said "if your can do something with it's yours for $10.00. So, I thought $10.00 for a painted Nippon dish...OH all right. If I could give it a second chance I guess $10.00 was worth it. Some spots of pretty showed through the paint. I just had to have this dish and TRY to make it the pretty PINK rose dish it was suppose to be. Home with me it came. Let me say this, it was worth $10.00. I washed it by hand and some of the paint came off. Washing it by hand was going to take a lot of rubbing. I didn't use anything abrasive. Just warm water and soap I just kept rubbing at the paint. Taking a chance I ran it through the dishwasher. IT worked. The white glitter paint peeled off in strips. A little paint remaines on the side of the dish. Other then that the dish is in fine shape. I don't think it has any chips or cracks. I love this dish that was truly worth $10.00.