A few years ago this sweet, delicate, little tea cup was given to me
By my friend, Vangie. Vangie has a darling little antique shop, so when she gave me the tea cup she was very careful to tell me it was NOT an antique, that it was just something that caught her eye and she thought I'd like.
It is just a generic, nameless, pedigree-less, little waif.
In fact, it has no markings of any kind on its back. (You know - - - all tea cups who are anybody in Tea Cup Land have markings!)
I don't CARE that it is markingless. I LOVE it and keep it in a prominent place where I will see it EVERY day and think of my friend Vangie - - - who lives far away in Indiana.
Vangie also gave me two other small tea cups, seen here trying very hard to upstage my little waif.
These two are beautiful proud antiques WITH "good" markings. The one on the left is Haviland from France and the one on the right is RS (Reinhold Schlegelmilch) from Germany - - - both very collectable.
But you know, for all their pedigree, swagger, and down right snobbiness - - -
I still love my little nameless generic waif the best!
Thank you, Vangie!