Happy early birthday to me

I am irrationally happy about my latest thrift store find – a 52-piece set of dinnerware by Midwinter. It’s the Blue Dahlia pattern designed by Jessie Tait. I looked the artist up, and she designed numerous tabletop and ceramic pieces, including these vases (which I will look for on another thrift adventure; I’m not holding my breath, though):

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I’ve written before about how much I love blue and white china; this is exactly the type of design I’ve been looking for but didn’t know existed. When I saw the set at my favorite thrift store, I called my mom to ask her if she and my dad would “give” me the set for my birthday (I’m a thoughtful daughter – I’m sparing my parents the effort of finding me a present, and the expense of mailing it to me). It wasn’t expensive at all – it’s less than the price of one table setting that you’ll find on most wedding registries – and when I looked up the pattern on replacements.com, discovered that I’d paid about a tenth of what the set is actually worth. Gasp.

I did also discover that I’m missing a few, key pieces – egg cups, a vegetable dish, and a set of casseroles. I’m sure that with my luck, they will turn up on the street or at Goodwill. Or next to my birthday cake.

18 thoughts on “Happy early birthday to me”

  1. Dee – I’m horrible. My birthday isn’t until December! But it’s such a lovely set and I knew my parents would be very happy to “give” it to me.

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