Friday, September 28, 2007

Bargain Tea Cups


A few weeks back, on a whim, the kids and I stopped by an old house turned antique shop. The door was locked and a card instructed "ring bell"...When the proprietess opened, the first words out of her mouth were, "Oh, my, you little ones remind me of my grandchildren!"

A quick peek in the door revealed that this was not a kid-friendly place for browsing--very fragile, high-end antiques, and very crowded--so I said, "We are looking for tea cups!"

When she learned that Elizabeth and I are planning a mother-daughter tea (sometime...), she bent over backward to scour her collection for us. She sold us all these cups for just $20, although the original prices ranged from $6 to $10. She really took a shine to the kids, and they were as good as gold, which didn' t hurt either. Such a nice lady. And such a bargain!

Show and Tell Friday hosted by Kelli.

10 comments:

Joyfull said...

These are such beautiful tea cups! What a great bargain you received. Since at my home there are three boys, we don't do many tea cups, but I have always admired them. Thanks for sharing.

LBP said...

Very pretty tea cups. My step-mother collect tea cups and has a lovely collection

Linda

Sharon said...

What beautiful cups and what a blessing! Your kids must be very sweet for the owner to be so kind to you!

Have a wonderful day! Sharon

P.S. I really like your blog and will come visit again!

ellen b said...

Now that's a great deal for all those pretty cups and such a fun story to go along with them. Blessings...

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

So very pretty! Great deal.
Thanks for sharing your treasures with us!
~Amy

JoyFULLWifeMom said...

So beautiful! Great finds!

Chrissy

Penless Thoughts said...

Lovely tea cups and what a nice memory of this time for your girls.
Susan

nannykim said...

wow that was a steal!! It is so neat when you meet people like that ---and tea with the kids make so many memories. When I was homeschooling my son we would read Cs Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia around 10 am with a cup of tea and sugar cubes--

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

They are beautiful! And such a great price. What a sweet lady!

Kelli said...

What a sweet and generous lady! Your new teacups are beautiful and will be perfect for your teaparty!

Kelli