I do not collect china or ceramics, but now and then I see things that I can't resist. Things with cats, peacocks, chooks, teacups and teapots come to mind. Ken has threatened to leave me if I bring home any more plates and trays, so the orange platter on my last post here was rapidly washed and hidden away behind some other plates. He didn't mention cups and saucers though, so I figured it was safe to bring these home. They are now up on a shelf in full view, and he hasn't said a word, but I did take another set away to make room for these, so maybe he hasn't noticed. I don't think so! I did tell him that whenever I bring something home for the kitchen, I'll take something else back to the opshop, and that is exactly what I've done. I've packed a dozen cup and saucer sets in a box to take to the op shop next week; they were mostly the vintage 'pretty floral' type, and I rarely used them, so they won't be missed. Now, these will definitely be used! And what a bargain - 30c for each cup and each saucer - $3.60 for a six piece setting!
I found some more fabric in our manchester box...two metres for $5.
And our manager found this in a bag of donations and knowing my love of chooks, put it aside for me before anyone else saw it!