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12:00 pm: the 8 little teacups (not how they grew)
Wordweaverlynn suggested I post a picture of the tea set I was just talking about, on the off chance one of you might be interested in it. So here it is.

petit point cup and saucer

There are 8 of the teacups, 8 saucers, 6 dessert plates (7.5" square), a sugar bowl, a little pitcher for milk or cream, and 3 little serving trays (whose dimensions I neglected to measure before packing everything back in the bubble wrap.) There is a matching teapot I had intended to keep...but if somebody makes me a fabulous offer for the whole set including the teapot, and nobody is interested in the china without the teapot...I could be persuaded to part with the pot. I was kinda hoping somebody might want to serve coffee in the pretty little cups, and thus not need the pot.

It is Royal Albert bone china, with a little gold trim around the edge. It has a white background with a pixelated floral pattern that's meant to look like embroidery.


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Date:September 9th, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
Those are charming. I would only break them, but they're charming.
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Date:September 10th, 2013 12:27 pm (UTC)
Coffee -- heresy.

I hate the handles. I always hate the handles on early C.20 china. I go to Antique fairs with my aunt and she falls in love with cups and looks at me and I open my mouth and she interrupts and says "Apart from the handles, what do you think?"
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Date:September 10th, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
I broke the handle off one of them when I was 4. (After so many years, I honestly don't remember to what extent I was telling the truth when I insisted it was an accident.) Unfortunately, I can't send you that one. I threw it away in the move before last.
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