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.
I 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.
The cup is Theodore Haviland, New York by Wilton.
We paired it with a Limoges saucer from France. I think they work well together.
The next set has pretty pale cream (almost yellow) bands with delicate mixed floral designs.
The teacup is made in Germany by KPM in the Athena pattern.
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.
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.