The "American Pickers" guys I mentioned yesterday may find all the motorcycles and metal signs, but I think I'm getting pretty good at sniffing out the teaware bargains up north. In one antiques shop in Plymouth, Wisconsin, I came across some of the prettiest teacups I've seen in a while, like this pale pink Grosvenor Bone China cup and saucer I found for just $6.
I loved the soft white rose design, and the teacup was in such pristine shape I wondered if it had ever been used. (It has been now!)
Of course I'm always on the hunt for vintage Christmas teacups, and I was thrilled to find this one, marked Princess Anne Bone China, likewise in great condition.
Of course what *really* thrilled me about this set was the price!
In Sheboygan Falls, I ponied up just $2 for a lidless tea canister marked "Czechoslovakia" which is now happily serving as a container for spatulas and large spoons on my kitchen counter. I love it!
And I can't resist pretty dinner plates for $1.50, like these Pope-Gosser plates. At this price, I could give these away with treats and they'd be cheaper than "throwaway" plastic. Again I'm impressed with the prices of things in Wisconsin, and if I had more storage room I would have brought home much more!