I finally got around to testing my vintage china for lead. Just the thought of having wanted this china for so long, finally getting it all the way up here from Texas, unpacking it, washing it and putting it up and then possibly finding out if was full of lead had me rather paralyzed about testing for a while. But I finally did it.
I used this kit that my Mom sent to me when all the lead in toys crap first started happening.
It's a really easy test and only takes 2 minutes to do.
And the verdict?
Clean! A negative for lead! I get to keep them!
Mom, I know you'll be happy.
I would have been heartbroken if it had been positive. Thank you Ali for bringing to my attention the potential problems with lead in old china. I'm glad I tested them and now have peace of mind about this set.
My niece and I did risk it and break them in with grilled cheese sandwiches while she was here but I really can't wait for Stephen to get home so I can serve a big nice meal on them.
You can get the lead test I used for $9.99 at Linen's 'n' Things or similar ones for roughly the same price from Ace Hardware, WalMart, Amazon, etc, etc. I think they are still all over the place.