One of my weaknesses is pretty little antique china. I don’t know much about it, but when I see them at thrift stores or estate sales I love admiring them and occasionally adopting them. I was having fun looking up some makers marks and thought I’d share a few little snapshots of two of my favorite thrifted china finds.
This petite little teacup is my very favorite one I’ve ever found! It’s got a lovely pearlized finish and little blue bubbles. I call it my “mermaid teacup.” It was made by Limoges and an internet source dates the mark from between 1892-1907. I’m not really sure I believe it’s that old, but regardless, I really love it!
My most recent find was a set of nine little plates in this pattern. I thought they looked rather Arts and Crafts, and loved the color pattern. I just looked up the mark (W A Pickard) and it ends up they were made between 1912 and 1918, so I was actually correct! I just love these. I need to come up with an excuse for a little tea party so they can be used.
Does anyone else love these old china pieces? Tell me about your favorite find
I also wanted to say thank you so much to everyone who commented on my Costume College project posts! I was so thankful for your encouraging and complimentary comments I still have lots of photos to go through from the event itself so hopefully will be uploading some of those soon.