The quick trip into a flea market a few days ago yielded a few finds. It was very interesting because the store had several booths with many things marked Occupied Japan. I asked the clerk if they were all booths owned by the same person. No. they were all different people. The clerk also said that people had been coming in for a year or more asking for Occupied Japan things and she had none. Suddenly this summer many vendors were bringing in various things with the mark. Now, what goes with this market, I wonder?
I was not looking for a thing, just cruising around with an open mind. The things I bought were not extraordinary finds for me, but they were so cheap I could not leave them there! The first was a bone china cup made in England. Roses are always nice and the cup is delicate under the waffling gold lip.
The second cup was pretty enough, but it was also bone china and made in Occupied Japan. This cup has a lovely heft to it, and the china is so thin you can see shadows of your fingers behind it.
The milk glass styled vase was practically a giveaway. One can always use a nice white vase for flowers any time of the year.
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