Friday, June 10, 2011

Super Bummed

I was making my thrift shop rounds yesterday and came across this super cute little plate. I looked for more but couldn't find any. I wasn't familiar with this pattern, I was just instantly drawn to it. I decided what the heck and bought the single plate, figuring I could use it when I start putting together delectable vintage recipes, right?

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There is a maker's mark under the plate "Salem Free-form Primitive" so I looked it up a few minutes ago and discovered that the plate was designed by Viktor Schreckengost c. 1954 and was designed and marketed to target the 1950s bachelor. Apparently this design is "one of the most highly regarded mid-century modern patterns."

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So here is the bummer... as I was checking out the lady behind the register tells me that a guy was in the store just moments before me and bought a huge stack of dinnerware in this pattern and that he must have missed this plate. She added in hushed tones "he sells on eBay". She had a very disapproving look on her face and muttered eBay like it was a dirty word. eep!

Argh!! Why?! I would have bought every piece I found I loved it so much. Little deer in a cave painting style? Yes, please! I'm happy to have made it home with one plate, but ahhh.. I'm dreaming of what could have been!

Check out this Modish.net article and you'll see why I'm so incredibly bummed.

14 comments:

  1. ahhh no how annoying about missing the rest, at least you got one of the beauties. Scarlett x

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  2. I hate that.....HATE IT. It would be almost better if they didn't tell you crap like that. I can see why you like it, super cool design!

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  3. OMG. I feel so crushed for you! That is basically the only downside to thrifting, isn't it, when someone pounces something JUST before you do. That's funny that the clerk hates ebay, haha.

    I'm still trying to get over the loss of my $5 Lotte Bostlund lamp.

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  4. Bums. Oh well. You got the lucky one though, right? x

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  5. that is the most wonderful plate Flo and while one is def better than none, I'm feeling your pain x

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  6. What a sweet little plate!!! Too bad you missed out on owning more.....

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  7. That really really sucks! - so awful.

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  8. It sucks but like everything - always look on the bright side - you got one piece :) Better than none! So cute - I love it.

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  9. I love that plate too, never seen it before, I'll be keeping my eyes peeled!

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  10. That is one bummer that you will always remember. You should frame that plate :) I checked out the link to see the other free form patterns - they're all lovely!

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  11. I know that feeling! UGH! :(
    At least this little plate was left behind to go home with you. :)

    -pamela
    mybooth96.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the whole set too, aw! I think every thrifter's been there, if only we were 2 minutes earlier! That's why you have to quickly put the item in your cart if you love it!

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  13. I feel like I'm adding flames to the fire, but I love them. I would have been so mad at that woman for telling me. SO MAD. None of the woman in the thrifts I go to are that talkative to say something like that though, lol. You still turn up some awesome stuff all the time though!

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