Monday, 18 April 2011

My Latest Bargain

This summer I am expecting a flying visit from relatives that live on the continent (as well as ones that live in the USA). Now my uncle (yes, you know who you are) always makes a big fuss about the coffee cups. Apparantly mine are too big (but the coffee is so good, you need more than an eyeful!). I don't like espresso cups, so I have been on the look out for the perfect coffee cup - and I found a set of them in my local charity shop. They are "Midwinter, Sienna" I think from 1962. 4 coffee cups and saucers and 4 side plates - all for £2.20 I'm keeping my eye open for a matching coffee pot.

19 comments:

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

They look so familiar to me that I think we may have had them at home when I was growing up. Love them, they are perfect. And what a fabulous bargain.

Just Original said...

Love your coffee set!

I am not sure if I will be using the tea set, I am organising a tea party in my village for work to raise cash from Mencap. So maybe it will get an outing then.

Vanessa

Lyn said...

Great bargain, I really like the design.
xxx

summerfete said...

Ooh love them!

Are you off to our fav place soon?

Kathy said...

Oh they're so retro! I've definitely seen them somewhere in my past! Great bargain!
xxx

Vintage Tea Time said...

Bargain! Very nice. I remember them first time round! Abby x

Nic B said...

I shall keep my eyes peeled for you!!

Janet said...

I will keep a look out too ! x

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

The perfect cup size is important for my morning coffee! I have one I "borrowed permanently" from my sister's home back in the '80's. She mentions it every time she opens my cupboards. She.needs.to.just.let.it.go!
It's holds just the right amount and the "lip" is thinner than a regular mug. Your new purchase looks just about right!

Jacquie said...

Love your midwinter , I found a jug last week and I adore it . So nice to get a set and the design is lovely.
Jacquie x

Lisa said...

Bargain indeed, they looklike they are in mint condition too. Keep my eyes peeled in the charity shops down here too.
Lisa x

diane b said...

You are a good bargain hunter. I never seem to find anything I need in an op shop. Maybe I'm not very observant

Gilly said...

Diane - those are probably getting valuable - Midwinter styles have been appearing in various "antique" articles.

Don't let your Uncle wash them up!

Of course, I'm so retro I remember them first time around!!!

potterjotter said...

Know what you mean - I use my Midwinter 'Invitation' cups cos they're the same shape (like a mini mug) and hold just the right amount of coffee. Great find - great design!

Ray+Joan said...

Hope you can find a good china tea set for your other Aunt & Uncle for when we come to tea this summer.

Rosie said...

I remember that design! What a bargain - hope you can find a matching coffee pot:)

Julia said...

Oh my goodness!! Swooning with envy - what a gorgeous design!! Lucky you to find them!!

Love Julia x

Jackie, Erik, Jake, Drew said...

I know which Uncle you are talking about and I love him sooo much! xx

two bones and a bagle said...

Hi Diane at the workshop today I drew around a saucer to make a chick and my little sister said 'oh look Heart Shaped Diane has that set doesn't she - I read her blog too'. She also said someone who doesnt know you thinks you are a tad crazy - she's right. lol.