Let me begin with a confession. Some years ago now, I was teacup shopping in Goodwill one day when I came across a vintage bone china teacup and saucer for just $2. I couldn't believe such a pretty set was so cheap, and I was very proud of myself for having spotted it. In fact, I saw another woman admiring the teacup just about the time I picked it up, and I remember thinking something along the lines of "Ha! I spotted it first." Good for me, right? Well, I got home that night and was washing the teacup in the sink when I let it slip and the cup smashed all to pieces. Now isn't that interesting? Could it be that my sorry attitude had needed an adjustment? I've always remembered that little episode, so I very humbly tell you that I found this pretty model at a Goodwill on Saturday, and to my knowledge, no one there was envying my purchase, and I didn't knock any customers out of the way to get it!
I looked at the design and thought hmm, where have I seen this design before. Could it be?
And yes, as I suspected, it was a teacup and saucer from artist Sandy Clough, whose work I absolutely love. I think it's safe to say I'm good on teacups at the moment, but I do consider myself a lifelong collector of Sandy Clough's beautiful artwork, and this set goes into the "art" category. It's the best $3.03 artwork I've purchased all year!