I do like nice china, especially vintage cups. Naomi and I went to a cafe recently which is also a collectibles shop and as well as having a wonderful collection of vintage trios (cup, saucer, tea plate) on sale they actually served tea from china teapots into nice china cups. I really must take photos next time we go. However, today we have some old favourites of mine. This souvenir mug doesn’t get used any more . I sometimes used to put David’s coffee in it but I don’t want the picture to be washed off so use it sparingly and it never went in the dishwasher when we had one.
Of course, you know how much I love my bird mugs. They are modern and get used every day so often appear in posts. The china below is my “good china”. It’s part of a dinner set I bought in the 90s I’d use it more often but the gold rims mean that it can’t go in the microwave which doesn’t matter for the cups but is annoying when reheating plates of food.
Here are three glasses with a story. The first one is a ruby glass, one of a set of four that I have. It used to belong to one of David’s great aunts. We were helping his mum and dad clear the house when she had to go into care and when I was asked if there was anything I’d like to take home I picked it because I like art glass and red is my favourite colour (but you knew that). The tall glass was one that Naomi brought me home from her cruise on the Oriana, not the current ship by that name, the previous one. I don’t want it to get broken as the ship is gone now. When Naomi brings her shipping collection here I’ll see if she’d like to put the glass with it.
The glass beer mug is also one of a set of four. When David and I lived at Hallett Cove in SA the local residents’ group brought these out for some kind of fundraiser they were doing and we got a set. Each shows a different scene on the beach which is very rocky. This picture was my favourite and the one I used when we used these mugs. I saw these big rocks called erratics every time I took the dogs to the beach.