Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Today's treasure

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.

        Granny Marigold

1 comment:

  1. Ah yes. I think the 50's and 60's started the whole thing of entertaining at home. I remember magazines full of beautiful place settings and thinking you couldn't have guests over if your table didn't look like something out of one of those magazines! :) I kept that outlook for years until I met my mother-in-law who really knew the meaning of hospitality. You couldn't go to her house without eating and drinking something. Usually very homey foods like toast with pb&j and coffee, or maybe a piece of cake. She was more interested in nourishing her guests than impressing them. She sure impressed me! I know she did have some of the snack set type of dishes because she hosted study club and Bible studies and such. Your set is gorgeous! You'll have fun using it. :)