Does eBay get you too? I thought I was strong, but when I came across a set of cup and saucers to match my long-lonely Sasaki Teapot, I caved.
I was telling someone about how I have loved this teapot for years, by saying that "I have been me for a long time." What I meant was that when all the other girls were asking for curling irons and clothes, I had to have this teapot. I was 19 or 20 years old at the time and the last thing I needed was a pale pink teapot, but oh how I loved it.
My parents did get it for me that year (my birthday?) and I have displayed it on a book shelf or in an open cabinet in my house ever since. But actually using it for tea instead of art was never an option because the pattern was discontinued and I didn't have any cups!
I love the website "Replacements," but it never occurred to me to look for more pieces (I looked just now and they have some!). Then I stumbled upon this set of 2 matching cups and saucers on eBay and I pounced.
Sometimes you have to turn any old Thursday into your 19th birthday again, don't you think?