I can hardly get my arms down!! Look what I found at our local thrift shop: a complete dinner set for 12 persons + a coffeepot, a sugar bowl, a cream jug and a bowl for potatoes. Every thing for only 75 Danish kroner (about 13 $ ).
I adore the graphic simplicity which the red dots make on the white. I know I will not get tired of looking at those dots for a long while.
I you asked me years back, whether I would buy a dinner set in a thrift shop, I would have said no right away. At that time I didn't like the thought of using something, which other people had owned.
Today I don't mind that at all. On the contrary I like that the thing I buy, has had a past. And when it comes to the cleaning part, I always wash the item very thoroughly. Like the dinner set - it is now all lined up in our dishwasher for a good wash.
The people who are in charge of our local thrift shop are all volunteers. It's mostly retired men and women who mind the shop, and I love to hear them chat away, while I look for treasures. They clearly enjoy being there, and they are always so helpfull.
Today when Emil and I had to bring the entire (64 pieces) dinner set home, they suggested that we borrowed a trolley from our local grocery, because they didn't want us to carry all of that. So Emil asked whether we could borrow one, and then every single piece of crockery was neatly wrapped in newspaper by the old ladies, before we were "allowed" to put it all in the trolley.
And off we went with our dotty dinner set.....I felt a bit stupid while walking through our town, but luckily we don't live that far from the thrift shop.
So now the trolley has been returned to the grocery, the dinner set has been unwrapped and put into the dishwasher, and everyone in the family has approved it. Now we only need to try it out...