Monday, March 21, 2011


I just listed this vintage coffee cup for sale on my Etsy Shop - SHTOOK
This is the Streamline design by the Salem China Company of Ohio.
I believe it dates from 1933.
I love this cup because it is such a great vintage design.
Something so old looking so very modern.
It makes me think of the Jetsons.
And mandarin orange is such a BOLD color for dinnerware.

I like to imagine the woman who chose this pattern.
She is one of the new Feminists.
She probably smokes cigarettes and opines about politics.
She dreams of traveling by Airplane to exotic places.
She shows a little more leg than her neighbors think appropriate.
Her hero of the day is Amelia Earhart.
She jots down a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt in My Day;
"Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!"
She smiles as she sips her tea, she can only imagine....

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