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6 Cup Gold and White Teapot by Hall & Corelle Livingware Coffee Cups

Apparently I’m only buying things that are white, gold and beige. Odd.

This teapot is sooo darling - it still needs a deep cleaning but the gold polka dots are bright. It was made in America by Hall and has a blue mark and ID numbers in gold on the bottom. It has a chip on the lid of the pot, unfortunately, but it isn’t noticeable unless you lift it all the way up and out. A piece of tape (meant to keep the lid on) was covering that flaw when I bought it. D'oh!

The Corelle Livingware cups were part of a set that I hesitated about buying and then poof - it was gone! Lesson learned. Livingware seems to be fairly popular on eBay and these cups are cute by themselves.

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In Retrospect opened yesterday and I’ve sold some things already!

To celebrate, I.. bought more stuff.

Thrift store haul of the day:

  •  A vintage (1980s) issue of Architectural Digest, which I will use in a display, and a framed print of a New Yorker cover with a slinky martini-sippin’ lady.
  •  A rotating necklace display that - have to brag - I got for $1. I didn’t have such a thing yet so, amusingly, this is the premium find of today’s thrift lot. :)
  • A framed copy of a poem called “The Fretter” by Richard M. “Pek” Gunn. This kind of Americana doesn’t usually interest me because we’re drowning in it here in Arkansas. However, I really like the crosshatch-y line drawing of an old man looking out into the wilderness that is behind the text of the poem. Rather morbid for a happy ol’ southerner poem
  • Two mid-century anniversary trays that I had been eyeing for a while. They’re long and skinny and would be good for laying necklaces out on, or little candies, or just to sit on a vanity.
  • Couldn’t resist - another compote dish by Jeanette. This one is in “Amberina” (amber-colored, obviously) and not in as pristine shape as the clear one I already have at the store. Regardless, pedestal dishes like this can be used for all sorts of things.