I visited Dickinson's local thrift store for the first time. You know, just to check it out; get a taste of what thrifting is available here. I didn't pick up a basket or grab a cart--I was just looking after all. Besides, I have big hands. Big hands are great for holding lots of stuff.
Here's the treasure that jumped into my long, open arms. (I use the term "treasure" loosely. I don't pick out things because of their supposed value. I simple choose what I love.)
And, when I later showed hubby my treasures of the day, he exclaimed "Oh, that's cool!" as I grabbed the pot. I've NEVER had that happen before--have my manly hubby love a new dish I've brought home for the cupboard. Success!
The mark on the bottom reads "Norcrest Japan." The simple, angular design is right up my--and apparently hubby's--alley.
The set consists of a coffee pot with a wood handle, a serving tray, a triple candelabra, a cream pitcher and sugar bowl. I actually first found the candelabra in the candle section and without a price. So, I asked the clerk. She explained that it must have been placed their by mistake and led me to the set it belonged to. I started to walk away, slightly disappointed that I couldn't just purchase the candle holder. But I soon returned to the aisle and snatched up the whole set.
So, my friends, let me know when you can stop by for some coffee or hot chocolate. I'll light the candles, serve the treats with my new pieces, and make Julia Child's Souffle au fomage--cheese souffle. Or at least I can say that I will.