If you are on a budget and can't afford an English Tea Set - think about collecting cups and saucers, and other pieces to compliment them in a similar color range. You can mix and match these - even different saucers with cups! When I was in my 30's a lady in Burlington, Iowa inspired me to begin doing just this! Her name was Frances Vollmer and she was a great lady who inspired so many women! She is now almost 91 years old. I can't remember now if she gave me these dishes or if I bought them from her at a yard sale but the pink plate below and cup and saucer started me off! I have added many others over the years so I have one large collection of mix and match. I think it works for me!