What's not to love about collecting cups and saucers? That's what I want to share today. I have been collecting cups and saucers since I was a child....just a few years....ha. Most all of my childhood pieces were from Japan and mostly demitasse sized.
Today is "Open House" where BLOGGERS are invited to come and link one your posts about HOME, DECOR, DIY, GARDEN, COOKING, BAKING, TEA, COLLECTING, CRAFTING, ANTIQUING, ETC.....
I have been playing with my new camera and have so much to learn. People come in my store every day with cameras so I have been asking them lots of questions and I find that people are very helpful.
When collecting cups and saucers I have a few suggestions. You might like to think about the colors of your home and where you are headed. I basically look for pinks, purples, wines, etc but I also love seasonal tea sets for fun - you know Valentines, Easter, Fall and Christmas. I don't do contemporary or bright red or Asian - but you might love that. I don't do Walt Disney - do you get the idea? Another words, focus on your interests and have a plan. Pay attention to the markings on the bottom. English and Russian pieces are more valuable.
I have another tip - stay away from ceramic dishes as they chip very easily. Porcelain and bone china are so much stronger. Lastly, always run your finger around the rim of the cup and the saucer. Last year I bought some German pieces for resale at my store from an antique dealer in Kansas. He had stuck a price sticker over a chip on the saucer. That wasn't so nice! Be careful!
I hope you have a great weekend.
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