Monday, December 6, 2010

Noritake Ireland for Teapot Tuesday

After attending the wonderful “Tea For Toys” event in Newnan, GA, I stopped at a couple of thrift stores on the way home.  I found a pretty cup and saucer by Noritake Ireland in the Thornton pattern.

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This is a discontinued pattern that was produced between 1980-87. 

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The pretty flowers are very pale pink and white with a lattice work background, but I was first attracted by the wonderful shape of this cup.

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I found several other items including a couple of Christmas With Victoria books ($2.49), a lovely glass footed bowl ($1.50) and a pretty Lenox Christmas Tree dish (.99).

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The Noritake teacup was also a bargain at $1.99.  It’s fun to shop at thrift stores and Goodwill, isn’t it?

You can visit the lovely blogs of Terri and Martha the hostesses of Teacup Tuesday to see their posts and links.  Also visit Wanda Lee and Pam for Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday.

8 comments:

Marilyn said...

Great finds. I do so like exploring antique shops and thrift stores. The teacup does have a very pretty shape and love the soft feel of the pattern.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love the tea cup. It is so soft and delicate. Looks like you scored with the other items. Wishing you all that God has to give this Christmas Season. Hugs, Martha

*CREATIVE CARMELINA* said...

This is such a soft and delicate looking cup....and oh so much fun to collect! thanks for sharing!

come by and have tea with me today if you've a moment! I'd love to share my cup with you!

#23 on the Tea List!

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Princesa Nadie said...

I love meeting you again and your lovely Tea Cup
hugs

Terri said...

What a lovely find! This cup is so delicate and beautiful. I love the pale colors the flowers are painted with.
Hugs,
Terri

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what great finds! love the teacup! I didn't know there is Noritake made in Ireland. still the cup is my fave! have a good week!

Angela McRae said...

Wow, I should have followed you home that day for the shopping fun!

And like you, the pretty shape of that teacup is the first think I noticed! Sounds like you got some other great buys as well!

Linda J. said...

Oh wow! Great finds! I love the colors on the teacup and saucer.

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