When I need a quick pick-me-up, a five-minute dash through a thrift store usually does the trick. I hardly ever buy, since the objects on display never fail to lift my spirits. On this occasion, however, I did buy when I ran across this marvelous Eva Zeisel serving dish in a Kansas City Goodwill. In perfect condition, I paid a whopping $5 for this ensemble. It's safely tucked away at my parents house in Independence, Missouri, and will fly back to New York with me some day in the near future.