I finally broke down and started buying bits of blue patterned china. I've always coveted of a collection of my own (see both here and here!) and this week antique lust finally beat out practicality.
I blame it on the new "great depression". The less I go out to fancy pants breakfasts, the more I want to buy myself little thrift store treats. I know, I know, I'm a shameless consumer.
I found this little 1920's teapot for $5 in Queens. Makes me happy I stocked up on Dundee marmalade last time I went to Trader Joe's, so now I can have a proper tea party.
This is the Wedgwood plate that started it all. Sweetly crackled and a mere $3? If this is wrong, I don't want to be right.
And the back of said plate..... Now I'm a dunce when it comes to china markings, however, I do know for a fact that unicorns are pretty. So based on that fact alone, I think this was a good investment in our economy's dreary down slide.
Next time, more fool proof investment ideas from me.... Thoroughbred race horses! Beanie Babies! Florida timeshares!