I found someone who was a collector of fine china cup and saucers and is now downsizing. I bought 8 of her cups and then kicked myself for not buying the whole lot! They are the some of the finest in cup and saucer sets, including Aynsley, Rosina, Tuscan, and Elizabethan to name a few! And priced right! One of the ladies selling them said that our culture is now lacking in refinement and asthetics in the simple things in life, explaining that in earlier days people would take a simple cup of tea in the finest of teacups creating a beautiful asthetic whilst merely drinking a cup of tea. Then I remembered a friend who drinks only gourmet coffee and will only drink it in fine china teacups. OK So now I'm envisioning myself in a lovely esthetically pleasing setting, drinking a cup of tea!
Well, I've just convinced myself to go and see if they still have more to sell...I'll be right back!
( time spent running over to check )
I'm back! Yup, I went all the way back and bought 7 more! Just now! Really! Now I have 15 of them so I can share this experience with more of you! Here are just a couple of them!
|Blue and white, my favorite! An Anysley!|
|This is a beautiful pale teal color with pretty flowers. An Anysley!|
It is Crownford English Calico and also is a measuring pitcher. I thought that was rather unique!
And for those who love vintage kitchen ware...an old chopper with a cute red wooden top.
I thought this was interesting... a vintage advertising ash tray in a rubber tire, advertising Firestone Tires.
I also bought a ladder, an old Windsor chair, a vintage trunk, and more! I'll share "the more" in another post.