Today I am showcasing a lovely little tea cup I picked up at a yard sale a few weeks ago. I have always been partial to pansies, so this cup immediately drew my attention where it was sitting amongst a pile of old china and glassware.
I really love everything about it from the shape of the cup, to the fluted edge of the saucer. And the colours of the flowers are so very pretty. You can imagine, I was quite excited to purchase a Royal Albert in perfect condition for only $1.50! (Have I mentioned just how much I love to go to yard sales?!)
I also found another delightful piece of china at the same sale. Unfortunately, it is not in perfect condition, but I fell in love with it anyway, and at 75 cents, I thought it was well worth the asking price. However, being a little bargainer, I asked if they wouldn't mind taking $2.00 for the cup & saucer and plate all together. I got lucky and they said yes! Never hurts to ask, does it? :)
As you can see, there is some damage in the glaze on the plate, but there are no chips or cracks and the design is really lovely. It's marked Royal Winton on the back of the plate and has a number 7 in gold. I'll have to do a little bit of research to find out more about the pattern.
Don't they look cute together? And just look at those sweet little treats sitting there beside them! You'd never guess, but they're actually little lipgloss containers! Aren't they adorable? I found them recently in a small boutique and couldn't resist purchasing them, with the intent of using them as a wee little gift for someone sometime.
There are actually four of them in the package, each one looking "good enough to eat"! They are made in England by a company called "Natural Products Ltd." and labelled "Naughty but Nice!" And why am I giving you so much information about these cute little lipglosses?
Well, because I just can't resist giving them away to someone, that's why! It occurred to me yesterday that I now have 100 followers. Definitely a reason to give something away. So, anyone who comments on this post in the next 7 days, will be automatically entered into a draw for these cute little lipglosses. And because I love to give things away, I'll probably tuck a little something else into the package as well, before I mail it off to the lucky recipient.
Hope you're all having a wonderful time visiting tea parties today!
The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Churchill