These are my first ones so it has been such fun finding them! I have seen several ones over and over, but for the most part all of them are different. The only issue I have been having beside getting them at a good price (most are too costly for me) is having them as a part of a set and not being about to get just one. The 6th one is very beautiful!
These tea sets must have interesting stories of their own, like who did they once belong to, where they originated from, etc. I would be afraid to use them, but I know, to appreciate their beauty, they MUST be used! Beautiful!
Thank you! You know I was thinking about that last night just before bed. The antique dealer I got these from is an older man, 79 years old. His daughter and wife had started this antique shop which is two small cottages just on the outside of town. Their sign is just a few old boards with their intials and last name painted on them. This gentleman informed my last time I was here, that his wife passed away about nine years ago. He now sits at the cottage and sells off the remaining items. But I would assume that they were purchased by locals over the years and picked up in yard sales. But we are so excited to have them now part of the collection that will be loved by each person using them!
No we won’t chance one of them breaking or getting chipped. We will do them by hand just like you. A little extra care goes a long way. Now I just need to find out how to clean the inside of the silver tea pot.
Hi there, thanks for liking one of my posts. I have just been reading a few of your posts. Wow at your plantation B and B, how exciting. Loved reading about some of the artifcats you have found already. As for your score in this post, just beautiful. I am green with envy at the haul you collected.
Thank you! We really enjoy reading others blog. It has lead us to many things. The artifacts have been so much fun, but we have only scratched the surface. All the artifacts I have found are just sitting on the surface of the ground. Image what we are going to find once we start doing the landscaping! And don’t be green with envy! Come and enjoy an afternoon tea with us and enjoy each of the wonderful finds we have to offer!
There used to be a place a few towns over that did specialty ‘Teas’ and the meals that went with them. Each table had beautiful miss-matched cups, saucers and tea pots. I have three from a china set that belonged to my great-grandmother…They have a sort of straight edged, round bowl, white with dainty pink roses. (hmm now I think I may have to go and look up what I can find out about them.) Sort of a swirl up around the bowl. On the bottom is a green bird with wings spread and feet holding foliage and ST. P. M Germany on the bottom. While completely worn from the cups the saucers also have some gold leaf trim around the edge.
Thanks for sharing these pieces. I’m sure their history is unique – and even if there isn’t any history I would like to think that the pieces will be happy being used. The cup with the fruit is beautiful and different as most tea cups have flowers. Your ‘pup’ is cute too!
You know there are several books you can get on china that show the makers marks and names. You might be able to locate it in one of these. I haven’t even started looking to see what date or maker I have. Maybe I should do that. Who knows, I could have a colonial cup and know it. More than like though, I think they will fall sometime during or after the Civil War. If you find out let me know. If you could send me a photo of the bottom and picture of the cups to our email, email@example.com, I can see if I have it in one of my books and let you know. Thank you!
I located a site that did have quite a few German pottery marks…just not the one I have. I do have a book to look for at the library though…
Marks on German, Bohemian and Austrian Porcelain by Robert e. Rontgen (Reference). This book might help you as well. Cheers.
Love Hurley. He looks like my two Golden Retrievers. I love that you are using different patterns together. I do that at home and I just adore the look. Thanks for the update. Your adventures are fun to read about.
Thank you! You know we didn’t make it all the way to Kilmarnock this time. We were just on the outside of Kilmarnock. It was just a little road side antique place. I think Brett wasn’t so into it as I was so I don’t want him not to enjoy it. You and I need to get together one weekend and head up there.