Happy TCT people. I have always liked a drink form a cup and saucer. I don't know why maybe there is a hidden snob in me, ha ha joking No when I used to go to my aunties when I was very young she had a cabinet and she would let me have a TC&S I always felt very special as these were so prized and I was trusted not to break them. (maybe it wouldn't of mattered as she always chose for me) but that didn't matter I loved the visit, as I would always get some juice in my cup & a biscuit on the side of my saucer, any way this is why I have always loved them. Promise, I am no snob (the thought!) But then, I don't think people who love china are snobs maybe just some thing I grew up with people were very posh if they had china, we drank out of mugs! ha ha. So now, very recently I found this wonderful site run by the lovely Terri & Marther and they have the same passion for china (probably more so) than I do. I also found a new place that likes to show off not only their china but some sweet treats as well at Sweetology (I don't have any I am afraid but I will be having a looky at all yours ha ha). I have began collecting and already there isn't enough room in the house for what I have. Above is my new everyday cup. It's not china but it does have a lovely shabby chic quality, and I so wanted a cup with a bird on ;0)
This is my currant Pride & joy. Isn't it stunning?! the colours, the texture the shape the handle the gilding oh it's just stunning and I adore it. I paid £10 for this beautiful German piece. Bargain? probably not I will show you why.
It has this tiny chip, I new this before I bought it as the seller was very honest. But even though it has this fault I love it any way and it's never used (for obvious reasons) But I am happy I own it, it was a bargain to me.
I told you last week I am really in to trios. the palates are in wonderful condition. Just look at the shape of this darling cup from a side view, it really was worth every pennie as it gives me joy. I do use all my cups and this is sad I can not drink from this one. Saying that I would rather have it than not. Collectors probably think I'm mad, I know how things being in such good condition matter. But for me this is the exception to the rule.
I don't know much about makers marks etc. I asked last week for some recommendations, for books and you have given me some. So hopefully I will soon know a little. But I know quality and this set screams it from the roof tops to me. It's German 'Khoenberg' the rest you can see if you click larger. If you know anything about this I would really appreciate any knowledge you may have. But for now I will settle in with an infusion in one of my TC&S and go and have a wonder through china heaven through your blogs. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Love Dawn xx