Ever go to multiple thrift stores, can't find anything you want and you get so desperate that you pickup and take home the closest thing to vintage that you can find? Even though you know you will regret it tomorrow? That's what almost happened to me Tuesday. I found two "ok" things that were super cheap and decided to take them home. My intent was not to keep these, but to give them to other vintage loving friends this weekend, or hell just sell them. First - a 50s tea set with turquoise pine cones. I liked the pine cones and the oh so wonderful 50s gold flecks around the rim. It was super cheap but I was thinking that I'm really not the type of person to have a tea set. Oh well I want something vintage and I want it now, so I bought it. Also spotted 38 pieces of matching Corning/Pyrex plates and mugs. At this thrift store you cant just buy a few plates, you buy the whole set, or leave it. End of story. Once again these were super cheap, but maybe too 1970s for me. I bought them as well.
So here I sit days later completely in love with these purchases that I took home only because I was desperate for vintage. No more mixed-matched 50s dinner plates, I at least now have a full set of "70's ish" dinnerware even down to the 8 coffee mugs. As for the tea set, I'm not ready to give this up to a better home either. Pictured are my little finds (only about half of the dishes). They are keepers.