A while back, at an estate sale, I saw a pair of great napkin rings, engraved with the names Emma and Thomas.
They were a bit expensive, and even though I hated to break up the set, I just bought Emma.
I found this great piece at the same sale. It was very tarnished and dirty, almost black - and it had an unreadable monogram.
When I cleaned it up, I realized that the monogram was E & T, Emma and Thomas!
And on the back was '98 - as in 1898. It must have been a wedding gift.
I went back to the sale, and luckily Thomas was still there.
Along with a couple of other pieces I missed.
They all had the E & T, and '98 engravings.
This is the full set - I'm so glad I was able to keep it together!
And by some strange coincidence, this past weekend I found another monogrammed napkin ring with the name Thomas.
And on the flip side is the year 1897!
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