Like so many people, I am a huge fan of Amy Chalmers at Maison Decor. Along with Rosemary at VillaBarnes and Kathleen at Musings From A French Cottage, she has been so helpful to me. Kathleen was the first blogger I emailed about a tutorial, Rosemary held my hand when my first attempts at transfers with a blender pen were not successful, and Amy helped me find the perfect shade of gray for my living room and dining room - thus saving me from a black hole filled with sample pots from Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore.
I follow these three blogs avidly (along with way too many others - lol). When Amy started posting about her new shop, that only added to my fangirl-dom. Then one day, a picture appeared on her blog:
The post was about creating a lamp from the candlesticks, but my eyes immediately zeroed in on the china cups (apparently so did a lot of other eyes - the cups received a LOT of comments!). I emailed Amy to ask if they were still available - and they were! So now they are mine...
If anyone is interested, they are only "recent" vintage (circa 1980 - 1986), but they look old-world, don't they?
The back says Narumi Bone China - "Rouge" A6125...
...but my research leads me to believe they are actually Mikasa "Rouge" by Cathy Hardwick. Replacements.com thinks so, too:
The Replacements.com photo makes these look lavender, but they really are pink. If there was such a thing as "Tiffany Pink", this would be it!
I am just thrilled with my self-birthday gift, and thanks so much, Amy - for your inspiration and kindness.