On our way to Tuscaloosa the other day, my husband recalled an antique mall we had shopped on a previous trip and asked if I wanted to go. An antique mall? Am I breathing? Of course I wanted to stop! And I must say, I do believe I may have gotten one of my best "tea buys" of the year there at the BAMA Flea Mall and Antique Center in Leeds, Ala.
I have long collected tea and toast sets, those nice little teacup-and-snack-plate combos with the indentations for the cup. This one's design featured a basket of flowers with a bow on top (I *love* bows), and the design was on both cup and plate. The dangling price tag? It read $24.99. A pretty average price for such a nice set. Hmmm.
But then I realized it was $24.99 for the entire set of eight tea-and-toast sets!
And then I realized the booth was offering 40% off everything! So, I got these 16 pieces of Lipper and Mann china in the Bristol Garden pattern for $14.99, and I am absolutely delighted with them. Tea and toast, anyone?