Thursday, February 9, 2012
It was also way out of my price range. $10 for a plate?! That's $60 for 6 plates! Which means when the plate chips or breaks tears will be shed. A lot of tears.
A few weeks after searching and pricing the Swiss Alpine pattern on etsy, I found the bowl at a thrift store. It was kind of shocking to find something I had in the back of my mind sitting on a shelf. I thought it may be a midwestern pattern and that it would be difficult to find in California.
I showed John the pattern and told him I wanted it for our "everyday" dishes but it was kind of expensive. He liked it and I decided not to sell the bowl, but keep it for myself. (Which happens more than it should).
A couple of weeks after that, I was at the same thrift store and I found 5 dinner plates!
I brought them home and washed them and put them on the shelf ready for chicken dinners and quesadillas.
The very next day, I drove to a completely different thrift store, still in Pasadena, and found 1 more dinner plate, 2 salad plates and 9 cup and saucer sets!
That score totally made my week. But I couldn't help but think, "Boots, you gotta start aiming higher!"
musebootsi on etsy