Truly one of my favorite chintz tea cups. The pattern is Apple Blossom and is is made by the Kent company in Longton, England. The flowers are so pretty, a real harbinger of Spring. Even the handle is strewn with blossoms. I got this and the following pieces of chintz at an antiques mall. Dame Ruthie and I swooned over the fact that they were all 50% off! Can you imagine? So I had my heart set on a little tray,one-person tea pot, matching cup and miniature toast rack. The tag said $179. (or so I thought, not having my glasses on) so I did quick calculations in my head and figured I could buy this charming set for @ $90.00 A bit pricey but I really loved it. When I got to the check-out the salesgirl said she would put an even $1,000. on my card. Stammering, I said please explain your type of math as opposed to my type. She explained that the price tag read $1,790.00 which,adding sales tax came to $2,000.00 So of course 50% of that would be $1,000. Many thoughts ran through my head not the least of how can I sneak this home without my husband's knowledge? The saleslady was so nice. She took me back to the sale and I came home with three treasures all of which did not add up to $90.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I found this tea cup in a second hand shop and was thrilled because, although I have MANY commemorative mugs of Charles and Diana's wedding, I never had a delicate teacup. The saucer design is unique and rather unbalanced. but I really love it.