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Friday, December 10, 2010

Oooo! Check It Out! It's A Mystery Box...Spotted In The Garage...Wonder What's Inside. Status: It's A Mystery, Duh.

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Weeeee....let's take a look, shall we? Surely there's something cool here.

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Ha! Look at all this! This is the Jamaica Bay pattern by Taylor Smith Taylor. I have

a HUGE set of this pattern. I must have bought this just as we were moving into

this house, stuck the box in the garage and promptly forgot all about it. I really

need to consolidate all these dishes. What I REALLY need to do is go through the

D*mn Garage and do some sort of inventory! No?

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Don't these just have to coolest pattern? It's all Atomicy and Tiki..y at the same

time! The Cathay pattern is very similar except with more green and with a green

accent color, like the inside of the creamer and sugar bowl, etc. So apparently I

managed to forget I had found quite a nice little haul of these dishes! 11 dinner

plates, 2 salad plates, 2 "boats" (anybody got any idea what these are for?), 7 tea

cups, a sugar bowl w/lid, a creamer and a gravy boat...not too shabby! But

wait...What else is in the box?

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What the heck is in the bag? Looks like flatware. Oooo, it's vintage '50s baby blue

flatware! Wow, I remember buying this now. It was at a little antique mall near Six

Flags (over Mid America) and I almost didn't buy it. I hemmed and hawwed about it

and finally the Girlfriend said "just buy it", so I did as instructed. Only this morning

did I realize...

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...most of it is still New In Package! I got all of this flatware for a measly $15!

Bargain. Again, I have a bunch more of this exact flatware over at the Bungalow.

The color so matches the Jamaica Bay. Oh, and one more little thing was in the

box. A measuring glass by Southern Comfort! NOW I can mix a Proper Cocktail!

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7 comments:

  1. Jeeze Louise...how full IS that garage???? I'd come help you inventory it if I thought I could snag a few things you've forgotten. :)

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  2. Wow - don't you just love those mystery boxes?! I come across those all too frequently. I wonder if the boats are like relish plates - olives, pickles. They are fun!

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  3. Gorgeous! I love that pattern - anything atomic and with a starburst! Wow, can I come over and pick through your garage?! Ha!

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  4. Dana - I'm going to do a post on just how crazy the garage is.

    Hunting - I think you are EXACTLY right about the boats!

    Rhan - This was the first pattern I started collecting!

    Vintage - Isn't it amazing to have some still new in it package!

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  5. I have an orphan soup bowl from that TST collection; I did not know the maker or pattern name, just that it looked cool. This is one of the reasons I read your blog.

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  6. Moob - Hey, Cool...I'm glad I could help! I love to find out the names and manufacturers of the retro, atomicy dinnerware. When I walk into a place that has lots of it, I think it makes me sound smart to ask for a pattern by name! I'm a great big show off.

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