Since I was quite young I have collected cups and saucers (some with plates), with some being vintage and some new (though these ones are usually seconds). I also added a couple to my collection when my Mum and Dad down-sized to a smaller house.
|This Susie Cooper cup and saucer was one of my Mum's.|
|This teacup and saucer have hand painted birds and flowers on it. It was probably bought as a blank and painted at home as the paint is on top of the glaze. I like to imagine that it was painted by a genteel lady of leisure.|
|If I had to choose, I'd say this trio was my favourite as it has one of may favourite colour combinations, green and pink.|
|This trio (cup and saucer plus plate) doesn't have a marking so may be foreign, but I love their faded beauty.|
A quartet of trios:
New (when bought) teacups and saucers.
|This Aynsley cup and saucer was a present from my sister and her husband, I'd spotted whilst shopping in Selfridge's in Manchester over 10 years ago (where does the time go?).|
|These Royal Albert cups and saucers are seconds and bought over a couple of years. I like the juxtaposition of the flowers against the black background.|
|Strictly speaking, this may be a coffee cup, but I liked the pattern!|
What are your favourite things?