Some of my most recent, happy finds are the vintage salt and pepper shakers above. Both are decorated with the Spring Blossom pattern, of which I have the most in my collection.
I also found a gravy boat in that fun gray/silver-aqua pattern to match my creamer and plates. (Yes, I bought three more plates. And the other two basket cups.) And I needed a gravy boat. Really. I did.
And this is my splurge. I had seen this bowl, most coveted by me, at the local antique mall for $18. I thought that was way too much to spend on one measly, highly-coveted-by-Lera Pyrex piece so I didn't buy it. I have been still searching high and low for one in thrift stores and flea markets. I checked eBay and found one that was less expensive and included shipping and insurance. Although it was still more than I would have normally paid. I love this piece.
I thought the pattern was from my childhood, although when I mentioned it to my mother she doesn't recall ever having it, but has always loved that pattern. My sister said it looks familiar to her. Either way, it's mine now. It reminds me of my childhood. And whether that is fact or fiction, I'm going to go with my failing memory and think of it in my mother's kitchen. Full of cookie dough. And cake batter. And all those yummy things she made for us.
* Jumper Update *
Spenser liked the jumper. She tried it on and stood in front of the mirror and giggled. When I asked if she wanted to wear it to school, she replied, "I don't think so." It's a miss...