Sunday, May 10, 2009

Out and about...

Hi ho, hi ho,
To Velva, North Dakota we go!!

Want to guess what's in Velva, North Dakota?

This cool bridge going into their park and, as the sign says, 1300 Friendly People!

Okay, back to Minot and guess what we found today? A cup and saucer to go in my Homer Laughlin Eggshell collection, fun, fun, fun. These are really my favorite dishes I have. I love how they shine, the weight of them, the feel of them, and that they are USA made. Mine were all made in the '40s and '50s.

I'll introduce you.

This is the Cashmere design, it is Eggshell Georgian style.

This is my Kingston Wheat, Eggshell Georgian. I have the most of these dishes.


This one I had the name of and then promply lost it, it is Eggshell Georgian. I'll have to figure it out again!


These are my Cunningham and Pickett Norway Rose dishes. They are really made by Homer Laughlin and are the Nautilus pattern.


This is the newest to the collection. It is Talisman or Pastel Rose and is Eggshell Nautilus.

There are three cups but the other two have pretty bad chips. It also came with quite a few other pieces that are all in good condition. I will try to pick up a few more cups of this style eventually. All of the pieces cost about what you would have expected to pay for just this one cup and saucer and they are just so lovely!

I am getting ready to pack them, I really don't want to box them up yet. Maybe I'll give it just one more day, sip a cup of tea out of the Talisman tomorrow, ya, that will be the plan then!


Patti Cakes said...

Those are so pretty. I'm amazed at how many ladies in blog land collect teacups. I have some my mother gave me recently.

I love drinking tea from china. I hate mugs and never use them.

Happy Mother's Day.

Piney Rose said...

These are beautiful. I too have a few treasured cups/saucers I have collected over the years.

Katie said...

Hi there! I came over from Kim's blog and Teacup Tuesday! These are some really pretty ones! I'd love if you'd visit, I do the Teacup Tuesdays posts!

Shabby Kim said...

Beautiful teacups Valerie. You really should join me for Teacup Tuesdays as I would love to see more of your collection and I'm sure lots of other ladies would too.

Think about it and let me know.

Hope you are having a great week next door there in North Dakota. Is your weather any better than what we've had here in Minnesota? We are still struggling to make it into the 70's each day. I am so longing for the warmer weather. I'm one of those crazy people who loves it when it's hot and a little humid. Perfect temp for me is around 80-85 degrees.

Take care and thank for being such a faithful visitor to my blog.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What lovely teacups! I especially like the ones that have flowers on the inside of the cup as well. Such pretty detail!