I found a lovely cup and saucer at the thrift store this morning. It was made by Royal Standard and the pattern is Mandarin.
This pretty teacup by Paragon had no saucer but I find it so pretty ( and because it had no saucer it was marked down). The pattern is Flower Festival. I love the shape.
This delicate soup bowl had to come home with me. I don't have another like it.
The outside is rather plain but look at the inside. Underneath is written Swansea and on the internet I learned that Swansea was made by Wedgwood.
I didn't buy this one today but I can't remember if I showed you this one or not but it is too beautiful not to share. It joins my Japanese collection.
All the new teacups needed more space to display and my DH built this set of shelves last week. On Sunday he and youngest son secured it to wall on the porch. The paint was hardly dry when I put the teapots on top. That can of paint ( which was a 'miss tint' originally bought for the taller cupboard to the right) is just about empty now.
Gretchen, you wondered if the top cup in my before-last post was a Royal Grafton. No, it's Royal Standard. You also wondered if I sat on the red bench by my Hostas. Just opposite is a wooden swing that hangs from a beam. I have a blanket to make it extra comfortable and that's where I tend to sit if I'm not on the porch swing. Yes, I do have a love of swings!
Thank you for coming by and letting me share my thrifty treasures.