Went this morning to a branch of a thrift store I usually go to. It is very big and spacious, almost too much so. I think I prefer a smaller store. I did browse around and found a Christmas CD that might be nice. Buying Cds, whether Christmas or not, is such a hit and miss thing so I prefer to buy for 1.50 instead of 20.00.
I also saw a large display of Royal Albert snack sets in a beautiful blue/gray pattern of roses and leaves. There must have been a dozen sets marked at $9.50 each. I went back no less than three times to gaze at them. Finally I just chose one and went to stand in the (long!!) line-up to pay. This pattern is "Inspiration". I had never heard of it before. I especially like the shape of the cup which I learned is called MONTROSE. All my favourite cups are this shape.
This next pic is off the internet and shows other pieces in the same pattern. This pattern was discontinued in the 70's.
In the 50's and early 60's "snack sets" were quite popular and I had two sets. One I gave away years ago but I kept one. I must get it out and take a look at it. I cannot remember what pattern it was, only that I liked it better than the one I gave away.
It's still raining here in B.C. and I guess we might as well be resigned to this as the most likely weather for the next 5 months. Hope your day is a good one.