Monday, February 25, 2008
Everything's coming up roses
Every once in a while I get to enjoy a full day of Saturday shopping with my mother, and this past weekend it was a most fruitful day. My husband thinks *I* am a good shopper, but I am a rank amateur compared to my mom, whose latest great yard sale find was a full set of vintage white wicker furniture in excellent condition for $5! We usually head to her old hometown of Marietta, and we try to hit as many T.J. Maxx, Marshall's, HomeGoods and Ross stores as we can fit in.
This weekend, the great find for me was new teawares. First, I've long been in love with chintz china, and I could hardly leave a super cheap clearance mug, could I? What better way to celebrate the soon-coming Spring than with new designs of colorful roses. I also like the unusual swirly handle on this piece. It was worth $2 to find out if this would be awkward to hold. (Reader, it is not.)
And this inexpensive seafoam green chintz cup and saucer was a pattern and colorway I haven't seen before. I used it for my Sunday afternoon sipping as I spent a few quiet hours doing the final proofreading on the March/April issue of the magazine. Now, to clean out a little more space in my tea cabinet ...