Monday, August 9, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday

Although I didn’t buy any cups and saucers on my recent trips, I did find three just a few days before I left.  These were local yard sale finds.

P8091870The middle set was the only teacup out on the table when I arrived and it was priced at only $2. 

P8091855It is Crown fine bone china from Staffordshire, England.

P8091857I asked the homeowner if she had any other tea china for sale.  She went into the house and came back out with two more cups and a bunch of saucers.  We put together two sets.  I loved this one with the little roses.

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The cup is Theodore Haviland,  New York by Wilton.

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We paired it with a Limoges saucer from France.  I think they work well together.

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The next set has pretty pale cream (almost yellow) bands with  delicate mixed floral designs.

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 The teacup is made in Germany by KPM in the Athena pattern.

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The saucer we chose for this cup was by Holly china marked Narumi, Occupied Japan, Merivale.  I have seen the Merivale teapot on Replacements Ltd and it is exquisite.

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P8091867 This was the most fun I’ve had at a yard sale for a while.  The best part was when the homeowner decided that even though two of the sets were mismatched, they complimented each other enough that she would also charge $2 for them. 

I was delighted to hand over $6 in return for three lovely teacups to add to my collection.

You can visit Terri, Martha and Wanda Lee  for lots of wonderful tea time things and links to other Tuesday tea posts.

22 comments:

Bernideen said...

You did VERY WELL HERE! Congrats!

Beth said...

Patricia, Those are really pretty teacups and quite a bargain as well. I really like your blog, Patricia. This is my first visit but it won't be my last.
Blessings, Beth

Snap said...

How lucky you are to find teacups at yard sales. I never find anything interesting!!!! Well done! Beautiful.

Terri said...

Wow, what a beautiful bargain you made! All three cups are pretty and work well with their saucers. How fun to go to a yard sale and find such treasures!
Hugs,
Terri

Angela McRae said...

Love your teacups! And I'm impressed you asked if there were more. What a savvy shopper you are!

Marilyn said...

That sounds like so much fun and what a deal. I love the one with the orange flowers.

KathyB. said...

I like the way the teacups and saucers seem to belong together and the fun you had at a yard sale. Really, I don't think it would have occurred to me the cups and saucers were not meant to be together!

Susan said...

great tea cup treasure!

Werna Gail said...

Yard sales in my area are no fun, mostly old clothes and kids stuff. I can see why you had so much fun, great job matching up the cups with some great saucers, and the price sure was right.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello :) You did very well at that sale; I really love the middle set you put together with the sweet roses. Before reading the post, I thought they did go together!

Happy Tea Tuesday!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

xinex said...

Those teacups are exquisite, love the colors and patterns and you got such a great deal on them. Lucky finds!...Christine

Princesa Nadie said...

I would like being so lucky and get such lovely cups!!!!!
All them are charming ,enjoy them having a delicious tea
Hugs

Marie said...

I like the three sets you found, especially the one for $2.00. What a bargain huh? Stopping by from Tea Cup Tuesday.
-marie

jane maday said...

Hi, Thanks for visiting my blog last week-I am glad you did as it led me here to yours! What beautiful cups you found! I never have such luck at yard sales.
cheers,
jane

Msartist said...

Oh, such lovely cups and at a pretty price too! I hope you get to pop over for a visit I am having a giveaway on my MsartistSewCrafty blog~ Theresa

A Hopeful Heart said...

Great going!! Very pretty...and a great bargain. Who could ask for more?

Last week, I went to a yard sale, and I got a gorgeous Royal Albert teacup for $1 (I did not post about it today). The reason it was only a dollar is because the saucer was broken into two pieces. Well, that's nothing that a little glue can't take care of. My husband fixed it for me, and it looks fabulous...and for only $1!!!

Gotta love yard salin', huh?

Blessings,
Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

kimberly shaw said...

What wonderful finds! They are all so beautiful, especially the pink roses.

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow! What a wonderful deal! You scored. They are all beautiful. I love it when that happens. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness! It sure pays to ask! They are lovely and I am sure you had a great time! What a terrific find!
Congratulations!
Kathy

Sherry said...

What beautiful tea cups. I never find any goodies this beautiful at our yard sales. How wonderful your finds are! Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Linda J. said...

Stop by my blog on Thursday to see a familiar teacup with a different marking. Mine cost $5. I thought mine was a great price until I read about your $2 bargai!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

LOVE your blog, isn't it amazing how MANY different patterns of Cups & saucers there are...OH and I want one of each of them,hehe... I DO have hundreds but NONE of the beautiful ones I see here... I've joined you as a follower... WOULD LOVE you to join me too! Hugs, Donna

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