A month or two ago, back when I was spotting chintz teacups in every T.J. Maxx or Marshalls I visited, I came across another teacup and saucer design I absolutely adored, but every set I saw was seriously flawed. Stray gold paint was smeared down a handle. A saucer was cracked. The teacup was chipped. To quote the late, great Gilda Radner, "It's always something."
But this week, having long forgotten about my quest for an unsullied version of this teacup and saucer, I stopped by T.J. Maxx and there it was, its handle unblemished. I checked the pretty aqua blue saucer, and it was whole. I ran my finger around the top and bottom of the rose-adorned teacup (with vintage postmarks!), and it was perfect.
I happened to be celebrating the acquisition of a new client for my writing business that day, so it seemed particularly fitting that I should find a new teacup with writing on it.
If you happen to like this Stechcol teacup design as well, I've seen it in pink, too, but I was holding out for the aqua blue version—and now I'm so glad I did!