l think most of us can relate to a bit of a weakness for old bits of china....
The pheasant plate (below) was found at the market and the matching cup and saucer (above) l found at a garage sale the following weekend which was just a bit weird since l'd never seen that pattern before and here were matching pieces two weeks in row....it's like they all wanted to be together:-))
Even though the china patterns are quite different from each other and have been collected over a long time, the pieces somehow seem to work in a mismatchy way. (Or am l just pattern challenged:-)
There was also a revival of the bluebird pattern around 1970.
Aren't these amazing.... rare old fortune telling cups.
Tasseography is the name for the art of reading tea leaves....to do this you need to make a teapot of tea using loose tealeaves, after you've drunk the tea, you may be asked to swirl or shake the cup to reveal a pattern and then the reader is supposedly able to foretell your future by reading the shapes of these patterns......read more here.
Another weekend coming up, hope you have lots of good stuff planned, the weeks are flying as usual....thanks so much for stopping by.
Til next time