Well...I guess I failed.
The parade of smalls started with this lovely set of dinnerware by Marcrest. I've always admired a number of the mid century dish sets, most notably the ever popular Franciscan pieces, but never come across more than a single plate here or there. When came across this set of 20+ pieces, I was very tempted to buy it on the spot, but decided to stick firm with my pledge to avoid smaller items like this. I left the sale thinking I had done pretty well, until a couple days later I went to check out another item at the same sale and discovered that the plate set was still available, only now at a fraction of it's initial cost. It was too good to pass up and I didn't want to see these pieces tossed in the bin, so I loaded them up and brought them home with me. The print is called Nordic Mint and it features a radiating pattern of hand drawn, pink, turquoise and black mint leaves. Each piece of this set is rimmed with a turquoise band for an extra splash of color and style. Such a fun print, right? The set is composed of two tea cups 5 tea cup saucers, 4 small plates, 6 dinner plates, 4 small bowls, 2 medium bowls and one large platter. Quite a haul if I say so myself. There were also 3 more tea cups with broken handles and one more small bowl that had a crack running through it that came home with me. Shame.
Here are a few other smalls that I've nabbed lately. This is only a few of the pieces that we've picked up, so as I feared, the call of the smalls is growing louder and louder. Have mercy on me.