Thursday, November 17, 2011

Teacup Thursday — Handpainted Orion China

This pretty vintage teacup and saucer was given to me by Aunt Ida.
It is one of a dozen+ she collected while "antiquing" with lady friends
along the scenic back roads of Kentucky.
It is a hand painted Orion China made in Occupied Japan,
probably from 1945 - 1952.
This special gift from Aunt Ida sits in a place of honor on my mantle
in memory of a very special lady.  


Marilyn said...

It is gorgeous! Love the black on it, very striking!

Steph said...

Oh, yes - striking is the right word. The black is very unusual and I like it.

Angela McRae said...

This is a beautiful set -- even prettier knowing it came from Aunt Ida! That black really makes the elegant design and colors pop, doesn't it?

Marie said...

A gorgeous cup and saucer! Very different....and how special that it was a gift from a special aunt with like collecting loves! I know you treasure it!

Mom Walds Place said...

Your tea cup is lovely and sharing about Aunt Ida was a treat. Thank You!


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