Sometimes, an item's desirability is directly proportional to whether or not there's an "Everything Half Off" sign in the booth at the antiques store. Thus, this $10 teapot I'd seen before and was mildly interested in because of the word "Tea" on it suddenly became much more attractive when I realized it could be had for just $5. Fall decor, I think. (And that lovely season can't get here fast enough!)
I'm still finding myself drawn to old restaurant ware, and I loved the smaller luncheon size of this oval plate from Syracuse.
The red border on this plate appealed to me. I wonder which restaurant used this piece? I really must find a book on restaurant ware.
Finally, I was tickled to see a bone china teacup set in a Christmas pattern for just $5. I started looking for these a few years ago and learned individual Christmas teacups just don't appear that often. I felt the rim of the cup and the saucer and was happy both were chip free. A great deal, right?
Alas, no. Can you believe I missed this botched repair job on the handle? How did I let that slip my notice? Oh well, I suppose I can decorate with it or fill it with Christmas potpourri or something. Meanwhile, I learned that I need to remember to check the handle when I'm out teacup shopping!