It's been busy around here.
- I've had Terminix out terminating the carpenter bees eating the arbor.
- Had more insulation blown into the attic in preparation for summer heat.
Finished just in time as 95 is predicted by the end of the week.
-Baseball season ended for my Rice Owls.
- And I celebrated a birthday.
I always use my birthday as an excuse to visit my favorite thrift shop in search of another teacup. And I found one. In fact, there were two and I brought them both home. I didn't want to break them up. Seems like they've been together for a long time!
They are Limoges Elite teacups.
The decoration is very delicate, the gold almost worn off the handles.
The Bawo and Dotter company of New York established a manufacturing facility in Limoges, France, called Elite Works. That factory began producing porcelain in 1892 with the mark "Elite France" and later "Elite Works France." Some Elite Works collectibles can be dated by the color of the mark. Between 1900 and 1914 the company marked items in red and between 1920 and 1932 the company used green to mark the pieces it manufactured. The cups I found are marked in red.