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Monday, June 3, 2013

Playing with Dishes

We spent all day Saturday at the auction!  We bought lots of treasures, visited with our friends, and enjoyed the day.  I bought a box of tea cups and saucers for $15, I think!   Usually I have my receipt from the auction, but their printer was out of ink.   They will mail it to me when they get a chance...anyway...doing a rough count, there are about 58 cups and 34 saucers.    Most of them don't match, but I can use them in projects that it won't matter.

They mark your box with your bidding number...I was number 71.

Now, to get them out of the box!

I was so happy to find so many cups with a rose pattern on favorite!

Here are several with the same pattern...all made in Japan.   I left them "as is" where you could see just how dusty they were!

This was just an odd cup, but I loved the stamp on the bottom.   Sometimes I display stuff upside down because the markings on the bottom are so pretty. 

I was able to match up a few...

and there was more than one of some...

When you buy at the auction, everything has to be cleaned as soon as you get it home.   
There was eight of these saucers.  

Almost everything in the box was made in Japan. 

Well, time to get these all washed up.   I have another box of dishes from the auction to unpack this morning.  They are gorgeous....I plan to do a tablescape with them later this week.

Til next time....


  1. Hi Penny,
    Wow you got a great deal on the tea cups and saucers. I know you will find lots of cute things to do with them. So pretty and what a steal!!!! I love seeing pictures of your sweet kitchen in the back ground. Have a great week.

  2. Hi I like these tea cups and saucers a lot!I have never been to an auction, if I go I surely will find such beautiful things.
    A hug

  3. Penny,che bel bottino!Favolose!La tua cucina è bellissima!LOVE!Baci,Rosetta

  4. oh my gosh, the ones that are pink background and tiny red rosebuds...i'm in love! what a score!!

  5. I have an absolutely cup and dish fetish, so I love this collection! Beautiful.

  6. I love how delicate and fancy little tea cups are, great score!

  7. Wow! You hit the teacup and saucer jackpot!

  8. Hello Penny....Looking forward to seeing the dishes! I think you found some nice cups in that box. You could give some with herb teas as gifts. Where do you plan to display them? Susan

  9. This is terrific - please share at Tea In The Garden. These are perfect when you have ladies over. I only use my teapots and cups and saucers from China when I do teas because if one gets broken there are no hard "feelings" like if it is a favorite ENGLISH one!

  10. Penny, it's like finding a box of treasure. What fun to unpack this box to see what you have.

  11. A great deal for so many teacups that appear to be in excellent shape.

  12. Olá, que tesouro.

    É deslumbrante, um verdadeiro presente. Desfrute de cada uma com um belo chá.



  13. Wow, that box is a treasure chest! I also love the rose cups but my favorite is the pale pink one with with the rose blossoms on it. So cute!

  14. You always have the most awesome goodies, Penny, and in spite of it all your house always looks perfect!

    Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d} ~ pinning to my party board.

    Hugs, Mary Beth

    1. To clarify ~ when I have a box of goodies and I'm playing with whole house suddenly becomes a mess ~ yours always looks like a magazine!

  15. Now that's a lot of cups and saucers! I love the one with the pansies. Check to see if any are Beleek from Ireland. Lucky find if you find one!

  16. Hi Penny! Just a quick note to thank you for joining our Let's Get Social Sunday Party Have a great week :-)

  17. What a buy!! I love going to auctions and finding treasures like this. Can't wait to see what you put together!

  18. Oh, wow, what a wonderful box! I need to find an auction like that. (Well, not really NEED to - just WANT to!) Enjoy all the pretty pieces.

  19. Wow, what a great steal! So many lovely tea cups. And I love your cupcake towels hanging on your oven doors. ~Michelle

  20. Hello Penny, what a fantastic find you have here! I think you got yourself a bargain. And how fun to sort through and clean for the first time. The rose tea cups are very pretty! They will make a great table scape. I saw in the box, one English tea cup made by Colclough. I have that one too.
    You have such a bright and cheery kitchen! I love it : )

  21. Penny, what a beautiful collection you have. Such a treasure.

    So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    Have a wonderful week~
    Sharon and Denise!

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  22. What a fun time you must have had! I can just imagine the joy in looking at all the individual teacups!

  23. Penny,
    O My!! All are so pretty!! What a buy!! Makes me wonder if they came from a Tea Room or just and avid tea cup collector...
    We are relaxing this vacation but i may be taking on my Powder Room too. I ordered wall paper border on Ebay that should be coming today so we may be ripping the Powder Room apart tomorrow. We are having a nice week with temps. in the 70's which is perfect for me!!

    Good for you on this great buy!!


  24. What a great find!I can totally envision having a Mad Hatter tea party with those.

  25. Penny What a great find! I know your heart leaped when you saw the box of teacups! Has your hubby stopped asking "where will you put it?" Mine still asks and I just smile.

    Linda at The French Hens Nest

  26. What a bargain OMGosh that is wonderful
    I want that one with the violets on it
    I wanna go to a great auction, and here I am trying to downsize

  27. Oh my goodness, what a lot of fun for such a good price !Almost like Christmas in the summer. You have some very pretty teacups in your god deal.

  28. What a great find Penny and such a great price. I really fond of the rose pattern myself. I can't wait to see your tablescape. Thanks for sharing this on Fluster Buster's Creative Muster.

    Hugs, Smiles and Blessings,

    Fluster Buster

  29. HOW EXCITING!! You certainly scored on that box!! I can't wait to see what all you do with them!
    SO excited too that you shared them with us for the party!

  30. Wow, what a great collection -- you really scored!

  31. I love your collection. I have a small collection that I have picked up over the years. I love the mismatched look :) Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot this week :) Enjoy the weekend!

  32. Wow, you came home with a great collection!

  33. I love auctions! What a great day you had..pretty haul! Thanks for sharing at The Shady Porch! Hope to see ya again Wednesday…the Rock ‘N Share is a NO RULEs party now! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch


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