Tea On Tuesday: Commemorative Tea Cup

Saturday we poked around a nice antique store, the kind with multiple vendors.  One had some nice tea cups and when I looked at them I saw this one with E & P and new it was special.
 Isn't it pretty?



It was made by Paragon to commemorate HRH Princess Elizabeth and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's visit to Canada in 1951.  That's the year before she became Queen.




It had no price on it, so the nice ladies working there called the vendor while I continued to shop.  When I came back to check the price, they said, "Well its a commemorative teacup,"  my heart sank thinking it would be out of my 'willing to pay' range.  Then they told me the price - $5.50 - I said, "I'll take it!"  That's definitely in my price range!

This teacup is a nice addition to my collection of teacups!


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Comments

  1. Oh my, what a steal...and it is stunning! Also, I love your new header photo!

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  2. What a find! I know you skipped out of there with your treasure:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  3. That is beautiful (and why I love thrift stores and antique malls).

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  4. What a wonderful find! Your post makes me want to visit my favourite charity shop.

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  5. How beautiful and a steal of a deal.

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  6. You are a lucky lady! I was thinking four or five times that price. It's very pretty and so is the table setting in your header.

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  7. Oh my word, what a beautiful item... And for THAT price! Gorgeous, and even more special given the occasion for which it was made. Really beautiful x

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  8. What a great score! Paragon is one of my favourite teacup manufacturers. A few years ago, I found a commemorative saucer with "M" on it (my initial). I'm still on the hunt for the matching teacup!

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  9. Linda, muito linda. Feliz semana. cumprimentos.

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  10. That's a great find! I love the shape of Paragon teacups.

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  11. Wonderful! You got a treasure! I love commemorative cups! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.
    Ruth

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  12. Wow, what a great price! It's beautiful!

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  13. Wow - you got a great bargain there. Paragon is right at the top with Shelley's! I am so happy for you. Thanks for sharing.

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