A new home for orphans
I've always had a weakness for orphaned cups. The tea and coffee cups I sell are often 200 years old, sometimes more. So it is not surprising that some have lost their siblings. But even so, they can be perfect for use, and they make great gifts!
Many of these cups would not only have had a saucer, but also a companion cup. In the 18th and early 19th Century, cups and saucers were sold in "true trios": a teacup, a coffee cup and a saucer. As you would never drink tea and coffee at the same time, why invest in an extra saucer? People would be offered a choice of tea or coffee after dinner, so they could choose which cup they wanted, and the other cup would be taken away.
Personally I have slowly assembled a whole collection of these orphans, and I use them a lot - they are just wonderful to have a little coffee in the morning. They generally hold just one double espresso, a machiato or a small flat white. They make great gifts - both to women and men! And what's better than to give an orphan a good home?
So, talking about gifts... there is a page with small holiday gifts here in my shop.
Where to find things
If you want to see more orphans, you can find a whole page here in my shop, and you can find all available stock here. If you always want to see the latest additions, follow me on Instagram... I post pictures and a story almost every day.
Wish List ❤️
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Happy weekend, and give a good home to an orphan! ☕️☕️☕️
This week's new treasures: