The week before last I was on a mission to find some sundae glasses for work and had seen some in the British Heart Foundation shop, unfortunately they'd been sold the day before but while searching I clapped eyes on a gorgeous tea/coffee pot with delicate blue flowers priced at £5 which is beyond my usual charity shop limit, but it was so pretty! So after dithering for 20 minutes and having a thorough search through the rest of the shop I turned back to see someone else giving the coffee/teapot a thorough examination then turning up her nose when she spotted 'czechoslovakia' on the bottom, my heart stopped for a moment and then came a huge wave of relief and I raced back to the teapot and seized it far quicker than is socially acceptable!
On arrival at the till I was told the £5 price tag also included two trios in the same pattern which the ladies couldn't fit onto the shelf - cue me grinning like an idiot! I'm handing over my fiver when another volunteer came rushing out of the back carrying four more tea plates and a dinner plate in the same pattern saying 'Don't forget these, they go with it!'. At this point I had to laugh and make sure the whole lot was £5 which they assured me was the right price, so I popped an extra donation into the box and left the shop a very happy Jem!
One of the two trios that came with the set.
A sweet little flower inside the cup!
All set for tea with the little battered milk jug I bought from the Salvos (Salvation Army) for 25p and a Twinings herbal infusion.
This week I'm joining the lovely Terri and Martha once again for Teacup Tuesday - both lovely bloggers with gorgeous teacup fancies of their own!
I'm also linking up to Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor for Teatime Tuesday - her spring tea scape is so bright and cheerful and Wanda Lee of The Plumed Pen and The Silken Purse for Tuesday Tea For Two. If you can't get enough of china you might want to pop by Rose Chintz Cottage too.