My latest obsession has to be 70's style Mikasa dishes. I am mostly drawn to the bold solid colors of their pink and blue lines. Yet their yellow and even their (gulp) avocado green is asking me to take notice and buy them. My collection is slowly growing.
The sugar bowl is my favorite to date. The sweet powder blue color inside is just heavenly. I actually bought this on eBay. I grew tired of not finding more pieces for my collection. It feels strange to pay $10.00 for a sugar bowl, but I will say it was worth it. I was actually thinking of filling it with those lumpy type of sugar cubes. Wouldn't that feel posh when I invite the girls around for tea? The Tea Pot was also $10.00 (these prices are including shipping) on eBay but when it arrived it was covered in the not-so-mentioned-in-the-auction-listing Crazing and so I was issued a refund.
In case you wanted a close up of the sugar bowl. I have a yellow coffee mug that matches this in style. The edges go outward. I must have my afternoon coffee in this mug. I don't know why it isn't a morning mug but it just isn't.
This weekend my new thrifting friend, Jacki, and I went to an estate sale with our little boys in tow. They did pretty well. Keiran found a big chain right off the bat and that kept him pretty well satisfied as he followed me around the sale. I gave out a whoop when I came across a Mikasa mug. But when I saw this my jaw dropped:
They were .50 cents each, the cheapest Mikasa I have come across. I also bought 8 matching smaller bowls for the same price. Jacki scored a creamer and sugar bowl in the same design (actually the same as the creamer in the top picture).
Ben Seibel designed quite a few patterns for Mikasa. His designs are more desirable though and harder to find. You can still find it though on eBay but his prices will be higher than just plain Mikasa. Mikasa Duplex is what I tend to search for. That is my goal this summer, especially to find Mikasa Duplex in pink.