While waiting for my cup of coffee at the ’60s-inspired Coffy Cafe in Columbia Heights, I noticed a little table of vintage dishware for sale, kind of like a display you’d see at a yard sale. It struck me as such a great idea! It turns out the dishware belonged to the lady at the counter who decided to sell some pieces she had picked up herself at thrift stores.

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Selling personally curated items underscores the feeling of a true mom & pop — as a former worker bee at Barnes&Noble way back when, I know all too well how employees are limited to, say, playing only a pre-determined list of new album releases on the speakers, at the command of the suits at “corporate.” A far cry from working in a real record shop in High-Fidelity hehe.

Chops and I took home a set of 4 of these lovely teal espresso cups. You can’t see it very well in the photo but they have delicate little handles. I was imagining serving them to guests in our home… solo espresso con panna! How cute would that be :) *s

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