Janet bought me this cup one year prior to my move to the South in 1999. At the time I lived in PA, and we met while attending a local church together. Janet became an adoptive aunt to my children, and we spent many times together during our 17 years in that area.
This cup and saucer is one of my favorite stories to tell. I lived in Mechanicsburg, PA at the time I located the cup at a local yard sale. Once again, the lonely soul made her way into my heart. She is the color of butter yellow and white lustre.
"Mlle no Nom" does not have any markings on the bottom of the cup, that's how she got her name. About two months after I added her to my collection, I visited another yard sale and noticed what I thought looked very similar to the cup I'd purchased only miles away from someone else. How can you go wrong when the saucer is only 10 cents? So, I made my large purchase and anxiously awaited for the two to meet.
Sliding into the drive way, I raced into the house to grab Mlle no Nom., and sure enough, she met her mate! A perfect match that they are., and she is often selected as a favorite from my
"Cup ~ Bavaria Germany"
This cup appears to be hand painted porcelain and I found it in an antique shop in Martinsburg, VA as a single gal! "Tomi", as I call her, was perched in a vendors booth with all the vintage items I love rummaging through. Simply this...she begged me to take her home. I took the bait, payed the unbelievably super price of $3 for her and here she is now, a Southern Gal!
Her saucer is the Aynsley England Bone China pretty pastel pink scenic saucer that inspired my Mother's Day cup, Kimberly, above. Doesn't she look great matched with Tomi? Yes, I guess you would say she's another one of my Tea Mutt's. A pretty one at that too...just love her, don't you?
"Rebecca", named after my sister that gave her to me years ago, is so delicate and is what I believe to be a flower that....hmmm, can't recall! This flower blooms in May in the north, I'll do her justice by locating the exact name and updating later.
I love the fancy handle she struts, isn't it cool? I know she is a Georgia Peach gal because that's where my sister purchased her. This set always makes me feel like Spring...even on a Wintery cold day, Brrrrrr....