Have you some mismatched cups and saucers?

Well ceramics designer Richard Brendon has scoured antique shops in London to find a selection of orphaned saucers.

One of his oldest is a Derby piece dating back to 1800.


He also has some delicate teacups gilded in platinum and gold to go with them. They cost £85 for a cup and saucer.

We have some white china with gilded handles and initials painted on them, I think I should get them valued. I do use them when friends come for afternoon tea but I have been very naughty and popped them in the dishwasher afterwards.

For more details go to Richard’s website.


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9 thoughts on “TWO FOR TEA AND TEA FOR TWO…”

  1. We have dozens of pairs and a few sets that Astrid treasures. Which I don’t. I don’t save material things, if they’re valuable flog ’em and buy some comfortable pods.


    1. Maybe she could rent them out – lots of companies are setting up and renting out their collection for afternoon tea parties etc. :)My hubby would agree with your comment on it though m :))


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