*Does that make any sense at all?!* 3:00 pm CDT 7/6/10
It's "Tea Cup Tuesday". I'm joining Martha's Favorites and Terri's Artful Affirmations and Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor. Thank you so much for inviting me to share my tea cups!
I'm truly excited to show one of my recent finds at the Antique Mall near my home. I think this particular set is so unique. First of all, it's not pink! It's a lovely golden yellow, on a white background, trimmed in gold.
Also, the edges of both the cup and saucer are slightly scalloped, which adds even more beauty, I think.
The "back" side of the cup has just the one flower bud .
And the Pièce de résistance is....................photo below.............
THE BOTTOM OF THE SAUCER STILL HAS THE "KRESGE" PRICE TAG OF 49¢
Isn't that hilarious?? I think if I were the owner, I would've removed that before I attempted to sell it! How many of you are familiar with the old Kresge stores?? We had them in St. Louis when I was really young. They were similar to Woolworth's.....kind of a small discount/department store, before there were K-Marts and such. (I think the same man, Mr. Kresge, also owned K-Mart.)
I paid $4.99 for the set, but I would've paid a lot more, just because I loved the old-fashioned price tag!!
"The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose." -- George Gissing