I picked this cup up at a flea market for $3. The colors are pretty and delicate, but the scene is built around an antlered deer. I thought that a bit unsual.
A dear friend gave me the silver caddy. I thought it was a tea caddy, but it might be a biscuit jar. Either way, I have not been able to bring myself to dumping anything in there to spoil the insides.
The vase is from my great-grandmother. She kept a pitcher collection. Her pitchers were of all sizes, all kinds of china and from many countries. This vase was among her pitchers.
The delicate plate I picked up early on in my own collecting for $2. I just liked it!
Although this is not tea related, I am including it in this assortment today because I am hoping someone can help me identify it in some way. It's history is as followes: When I was about ten years old, I saw my grandmother's best friend give her this glass jar for her birthday. Inside was a pair of gold hoop ear rings. The women were probably in their 50's at the time. (It as about 1960.) I remember hearing the woman say these items belonged to her mother and she brought them from France with her. My grandmother said they were too valuable to her family, and Rose said no, she wanted Gran to have them. I have always wanted to know more about this piece since it became mine and I am now old enough to apprecaite the gift is was.