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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

While In Chicago Saturday I Managed To Tour / Shop One Of My Favorite Destinations: The Broadway Antique Market. I Picked Up A Few Choice Items That I Thought Were Bargain Priced And Took A Ton Of Photos, But Today We'll Concentrate On Purchases. Status: Minor Disaster.

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The staff at BAM packaged everything up for me VERY carefully knowing that I had a long drive home to St. Louis...but that didn't stop mayhem from laying it's delicate touch upon my newly acquired dishware! No no, nothing was broke in transport. Only when I began unpacking these items for photography did disaster strike.


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I've tried REAL hard to Not start a collection of Salem Hopscotch but this small setting for

Two was just too hard to resist. The excuse I gave myself was that I wouldn't really need to

buy any more as I could just sort these in with a matching and contrasting (you know what

I mean) set of Salem Northstar. Wouldn't that look just cheeky?! But fate had different plans.

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Oh Snap...literally. While I was unpacking the small coffee / tea cups I was trying to pull one

by the handle from it's tightly wrapped bubble wrap when "SNAP" off came the handle! Crap

I thought, oh well...I'll just glue it back on. It was a clean break and it won't be noticeable. As

I attempted to place the handle on the table next to me I fumbled my grip somehow and

dropped it onto the hard floor where it promptly separated into THREE pieces! Dammit. Now

I feel like a Complete fool!

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At least THIS - a beautiful if incomplete (no lid) - Ben Seibel Harvest Time tall pitcher made

it unscathed. I was in a hurry when I shot this set and forgot to include the Four matching bowls

that I picked up while on vacation. I did toss in One of my Two pairs of salt and pepper shakers

though! This growing collection is all Dana's (from Mid2Mod) fault! She has a really nice

collection of this pattern. I too will have a nice complete collection someday. Just gotta be

patient. And more CAREFUL!

7 comments:

  1. It's more accurate to say that I HAD a nice collection. I was moving the china cabinet a couple of months ago and was too lazy to take everything off of it. After all, I was only going to move it about two inches away from the wall so I could reach a plug. Well, you can guess the rest. Now I'm missing several pieces of Harvest Time and several more of the gray Russel Wright I had with it. Sometimes we all do really stupid things! Fortunately the pitchers and the samovar were unscathed!

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    1. Hey Dana, What pieces do you need to replace? I have a few pieces that a consignor abandoned that I'm getting ready to put in the store. I'll send you a message off-line tomorrow and let you know what we have if your interested. The only reason I haven't put out until now is that I don't have any full sets.
      You looking for anything in particular Mr. Mod??

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  2. Mr Mod what the heck man, that's two strikes just weeks apart...I know the excitement of unwrapping newly acquired finds can have you feeling like a kid at X-mas but if I can make a suggestion,first take a breath compose yourself and be at one with all things mid century then slowly and patiently unpack...Or just tear into like a bat outta hell and hope one day you find a replacement.

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  3. Hi Mod,

    I used to collect pre-1930 Noritake China. Whenever I was unwrapping any of my goodies I would always sit on a carpeted floor and use scissors to cut away any tape. Just a suggestion!

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  4. I love the hopscotch pattern! I would love to own a set of this one day..

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  5. Is hawking in a comment frowned upon? I picked up several pieces of Harvest Time for resale recently. Interested? Those pictchers (which I do not have) are a very cool shape, aren't they!

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  6. Yes, I know how to spell pitcher-- just a typo. Sorry!

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