"One fortuitous buying trip landed us in an old barn that had been in a fire. The charred building was filled with endless stacks of bowls, plates, cups and saucers that had survived the blaze... As we scrubbed we discovered something extraordinary. These were not just run of the mill dishes; these were dishes from roadside diners, railroads, hotels and country clubs. They were dishes with a past; and a history. We poured coffee into two of the mugs as we shared the same thought. We were on to something special... and customers agreed." via Fishs Eddy.