Saturday, March 8, 2014

Woo Hoo!

This is the story of a collection four years in the making. If you've followed my harrowing journey, you'll know that the "Taste Setter Collection" is my white whale. These are pieces that are sometimes marked, have no information on them and any search on the internet will lead back to my own posts on it.

Since I started obsessing over these pieces I've only ever seen the Ice Bucket, Plate, Mug, Pitcher, Glass and Tray. These are the only pieces I know to exist. There could be more out there but in my relentless searching I've only seen these pieces and now I own them all!

A few days ago I got an email from my new favorite person Dawn of Cherry Picked Finds.  She had found a tray and a plate at an Estate Sale. She was looking for info on it and remembered seeing the image on this blog. We agreed on a trade and yesterday the tray was in my hands. To say I was happy is a gross understatement. To my knowledge this is the complete collection and I got my missing piece. To quote Keanu Reeves "Whoa".

For those curious the only pieces marked are the plate, pitcher and mug and this is what it looks like:

Pretty nondescript right? I don't even know what the name of this collection is. I know it's as old as 1977. I know that "Taste Setter" is also a name produced under the brand "Sigma" which is a defunct Japanese company but I don't know if it's the same "Taste Setter". I know that everyone sees something different, a sun, a lion, a, I mean...try an eBay search for that and see how it goes. Frustrating doesn't begin to describe it.

So many people have been on the lookout and some have actually found pieces and sent them to me. I can't tell you how amazing that is and how grateful I am. I still OF COURSE want more. I will always hoard these pieces.

As of today I have:
1 Tray
2 Ice Buckets
2 Pitchers
6 Glasses
6 Plates
8 Mugs

So again, a million thanks to Dawn and everyone who's sent me pieces and to those of you who keep their eyes peeled for it. You guys are amazing!


  1. Awesome collection! Isn't it such a great feeling to accomplish the unthinkable thrift collection? Love it.

    <3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting

  2. Fantastic! Patience, perseverance and a bit of OCD pays off! :)

  3. Congrats Ana! Wishing you many more!

  4. Wow you're quite the treasure hunter! I hope you find many more! Congrats!
    Also just to answer your question, the snow IS melting how long we will be snow free? I'm not sure.

    Much love,
    Sincerely Miss J

  5. I've never seen this pattern before--it's absolutely striking.
    And how nice that folks help you collect by sending you found pieces!


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