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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Teacup Thursday Bavarian Teacup Trio and New Year Postcard

Good morning! Party cloudy, 30 degrees and time for tea! Today for my Teacup Thursday choice I have another of my favorites...a retro Bavarian teacup trio or cup and saucer with matching plate I have at Antiques And Teacups. The Bavarian area had several outstanding potteries in the 1940-1970s that produced distinctive, modern designs and shapes. I love this one for the bold yet elegant mid century design. The set was made by a company with an obscure logo of crossed swords and initials PMK which I haven't been able to identify yet.

The modern design just seems to go with the New Year for me, somehow.
You can read more about it at this link: Bavarian modern teacup trio

And a Happy almost New Year to all! To go with the modern Bavarian teacup trio I want to share an early 1906 New Year postcard by Ullman Manufacturing. Antique and modern for a fun contrast! This card pre dates the divided backs and also has the distinction of being heavily glittered, of which much still remains. The card was mailed from Pennsylvania to Brooklyn, NY. Bet all the postal workers along the line enjoyed it!

The greeting is just a little hand written signature, From Rae, on the bottom right of the front! Amazing, huh? Something we take so for granted. When this was sent it was the hottest form of technology out there are probably received with oohs and ahhs and amazement! New Year Glitter postcard

Hope your plans are made for tomorrow...noisemakers & confetti at the ready...!  We are going out to dinner at our favorite wood fired restaurant...a splurge, but hey! It's New Year's Eve! Called Alder Wood Bistro and then a fairly quiet evening at home trying to keep the cat calm.

Have a wonderful day and finish up those leftovers!

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