Earlier in the week I went to check out the Mid-Century Minx store on Adams, but it's only open on Friday and Saturdays, so I have to go back (have to!) but since I was in the neighborhood, I thought I'd duck in an old stand-by: Resurrected Furniture (2814 Adams Ave., University Heights, 619-283-3318). With antique stores, the stock can be hit or miss, depending on when you drop in, but this visit yielded some interesting finds: A stack of Heller plates & mugs (like they use at Influx Cafe), a couple of very dainty white china cake plates, a cabinet full of blue and white china (I love the mix of patterns, while the shade of blue barely varies). There was a mid-century plant print in the back stacked among the framed fake colonial paintings.
But it was the shelves of steins that truly caught my attention. I know, it's not October, but that's when it's hard to find those things—you've got to stock up now, in January, for your future Oktoberfest festivities. There are classic and genuine German steins, there are American-beer branded steins, there are conical hinged-lid steins, there are minis and giants and everything in between. There are dozens of steins!