While you may not have read any posts about it lately, my atomic/mid-century modern obsession is still full blown. As a matter of fact, while my mother-in-law was out thrift store and garage sale shopping this weekend, she sent me pictures of two atomic bar stools. I was going to asked her to pick them up for us, until she told me that they were orange and not reddish/pinkish as they appeared in the picture. Oh well.
I may not have gotten the bar stools, but I did manage to win a little something off of Ebay this weekend. Check these out!
I first introduced you to this pattern in my post “Mid Century Modern and Atomic Design – My New Obsession”. Ever since I discovered this pattern, I have been ogling various pieces on Etsy and Ebay, dreaming of one day having a set of my very own to use as my everyday dishes. I have all sorts of excuses as to why I don’t need to get them. They don’t match the reds and yellows in my kitchen. I already have a very practical and plain cream-colored set of Correlle dishes that I picked up from Wal-Mart. Besides that, I’m so clumsy that if a set of these dishes were to wind up in my possession, there are sure to be dish casualties, and thus more irreplaceable pieces lost forever.
Then I saw this S&P set for the right price on Ebay.
I thought to myself, “It’s not too hard to find plates and cups, but salt and pepper shakers don’t come around as often. If you think you’d ever like to have a set of these dishes, you might want to pick these up now.”
And so I did.
As soon as I won the auction, I knew that I had started something that I wasn’t going to be able to stop. This little set of salt and pepper shakers was just the beginning of something much bigger. I’ve got my eyes on a few Etsy listings right now for which I’m going to squirrel away a few dollars here and there. But do me a favor, don’t tell Adam! He thinks we have too many dishes already!
And remember that Federal Patio Snack/Luncheon set?
I managed to acquire another set of them, but, well, I mourned the sale of the first set so much that I decided to keep the second set for myself! What am I thinking?