At the three thrift shops in town I always stop to look at the teacups. After clarifying that the cups were all priced at $3.00 each I started to review them. A pretty gilded yellow and white one caught my eye. Imagine my surprise when I turned it over and saw the mark for "Paragon Fine/ Bone China/ England Reg’d"
The mark on the bottom of the cup includes the Royal Warrant coat of arms and statement, "By Appointment/To Her/ Majesty The Queen/ China Potters" (Sorry my photo is so poor)
As many designs by Paragon, the saucer is decorated overall with a pleasing pattern:
The teacup has parts of the pattern on the outside of the cup and on the inside as well.
The cup and saucer are edged in gold, besides the elaborate gilt decoration that distinguishes this pattern:
Lately the shop staff have been rather overwhelmed with donations, so that the shop is overflowing with all sorts of merchandise. I have been seeing people coming in with multiple boxes stuffed with things of all sorts and quaality. Usually books are 50 cents for hardcover and 25 cents for paperback. However, they have so many that week before last Thursday, Friday and Saturday they had all books free! Sadly, as it happened, I didn't go in on any of those days.
Hopefully, I will find more lovely teacups to add to my and my sister’s collections.
I am linking today’s post to:
Tea Cup Tuesday, is co-hosted by Martha at Martha’s Favorites and Terri at Artful Affirmations.
Tea For Two Tuesday at the Plumed Pen.
Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday with Wanda Lee and Pam at The Silken Purse.
Tea Party Tuesday at Sweetology.
Tea Time Tuesday hosted by Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage.