Monday, October 24, 2005

know your prey



this summer i've had tremendous luck at garage sales, and i have to say that one simple thing seemed to help the most : making a wish list.
it seems incredibly simple, yes. but you'd be surprised how quickly i'd find what i wrote down! suddenly the treasure hunt becomes more focused - i wrote down '50s teacups' and lo and behold, within a week i spied the perfect cups, the set for $1!
as the summer progressed, i checked off my treasures - a dollhouse, a teak credenza, danish modern chairs...
next time you foray into your favorite cluttered thrift store, take a minute to think about what you'd really like to find. you might be surprised how easy it is to find once you've set your mind to it!

8 comments:

Cassi said...

Great cups, love the colors :)

jenny vorwaller said...

oh my goodness. this is the most adorable set i've ever seen! do you actually use them too? :) (hopefully yes!)

i saw some ffrom this set on ebay too-gravy boat and pitcher :)

Laural said...

Those are sweet teacups, and with matching saucers too! I have to agree about the list too, I do much better thrift shopping when I have a target in mind!

simply kasia said...

these are just so beautiful! what a find!
and did you really bought some danish modern chairs?! WOW! next time i'm making a list, too! :)

Hanna said...

well... you are a lucky oliv, right? ;-)

those cups are amazingly beautiful, great find!

sue said...

i love that the saucers are solid blue!

lizette said...

I love these cups. I found some like those that are pink, some light blue, and others green.

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me what the name of this pattern is and who manufactured it?