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Friday, March 26, 2010

A Treasure Hunt

Last week, my daughter and I took a trip to Houston. I love road trips! Though we could have flown in and arrived quicker, we would have missed the opportunity to hunt for treasure in all the small towns along the way. Flea markets, antique shops and junk shops abound, but rarely do I have the time to scavenge. So scavenge we did! And we were not disappointed. My favorite find? Have a look: This 50+year old tea set in pristine condition must have been put away in a china cabinet for a special occasion and never used. The 17-piece porcelain tea set, made in Germany by the Thomas Porcelain factory in 1953, includes a 24 oz. teapot, covered sugar, creamer, and 6 demitasse sized cup and saucer sets. What was it about the set that caught my eye and captured my heart? Everything! The graceful, clean lines that offer a refreshing simplicity. Subtle ridges in the ivory porcelain that form a backdrop for delicate pink rose sprays. Hand-painted 22 kt. gold detailing that catches the gleam of sunlight or flicker of candlelight. It is absolutely gorgeous and has absolutely no cracks, crazing, chips, wear, or age-related flaws.

For purchasing information, please visit my shop at and have a look inside the china cabinet. Demitasse spoons, tea scoop and tea strainer available separately.

1 comment:

wendy humphreys said...

What beautiful tea cups, it looks
so fresh and just right for spring.
Really nice photos.