Collecting artifacts and the history of people, places or things are my favorite hobbies. Ancestry and collections of photos, memorabilia and stories go hand in hand. Enjoy!
Sunday, March 25, 2012
A Wall of China
Sorry, couldn't resist the title. Such a cute idea to display pretty cup and saucer sets. I saw this in a sweet shop in Kalona, Iowa called the Pink Begonia which featured antiques, collectibles, art and vintage decor and was owned by a mom a daughter. Remember when cups and saucers commanded very high prices, particularly if they were bone china? Not so much anymore so if anyone is thinking of starting a collection or just likes to decorate with pretty dishes, now is the hour! My mom LOVED china of all persuasions and had a large assortment of beautiful cups and saucers. No one ever came to our home without being served a snack with a cup of coffee served correctly with her best china. I am the keeper of many of those lovely pieces and my three sons actually have a few to keep as memories of Nan.