I just had a feeling. I had been to the thrift shop the day before and I just had a feeling I should return the following day. There was an unwrapped Beatles puzzle I wanted to purchase for my husband (YSCE) for Father’s Day and I was hoping it was still there. Luckily, it was. And as long as I was there……
I thought I should give the store another sweep in case something interesting had come in since the day before. It had.
There was a small cardboard box filled with these tiny demitasse cups and saucers. There were twelve of these cups and eleven saucers. Most of the cups were in surprisingly good shape. Someone had taken care to put paper towel pieces between each of the saucers. Because of the way the thrift boxes up their dishes with loads of tape running across the top of the box I didn’t know any of this until after I had taken these sweeties home and emptied the box.
I also found out they are by RS and were made in Germany. Made my heart go pitter patter.
Also included in the little cardboard box were two creamers and one sugar by C.T. Altwasser Silesia. Such interesting shapes and so functional.
But wait, we’re not done yet with the box of tiny cups!
These two tiny cups and one matching saucer made by Silesia were also included. Each cup is marked.
See the red markings? I assume they are important but I don’t have any idea what they say. I will have to do some research on this.
And still there was more. This tiny saucer was also in the box.
Here is the mark on this sweet saucer which was made in Occupied Japan.
And last, but not least, is this tiny footed cup with gold accents.
I can’t imagine actually drinking from this little blinged-out cup. I really don’t think she belongs to the lone saucer. What do you think?
I was delighted to find such treasures on my return visit to the thrift store. Finally some dishes for the dish-loving girl!
I was even more delighted when I saw the price on this box. The whole box was marked $3.75. Yes. You read that right. And to think I didn’t scoop up this box of tiny cups immediately. I had to think about it first. I’m crazy, I know. I live on the edge that way.
I hope to visit the parties at Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Knick of Time’s Knick of Time Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Today’s Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality, Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove, and The Penny Worthy Project at Hey, What’s for Dinner Mom?