I know a lot of you collect vintage things and most of my readers are spread all over the world, so maybe someone has some tip about the following strange strange discovery I made last Sunday.
My weekend breakfasts usually include boiled eggs, I grew up that way, so I have quite a variety of egg cups.
I own 3 egg cups that I remember from when I was very little and that were purchased in Europe as far as I know.
The last one is my absolute favourite, still, and I always use it for breakfast.
Now, you can just imagine my confusion when I was doing dishes at a friend's house in Nova Scotia, a province just south of PEI, still Canada, and found myself washing the eggcup shown below.
I suffered from momentary loss of my sense of location. I must be home if I'm washing my favourite egg cup, right???
Guess not. Guess you could by the exact same eggcup in Canada as in Europe about 30 or so years ago. Apart from the gold ring around the base on my own eggcup and slightly unsteady hand by whoever painted my parent duck (the wobbly bit on the beak), these are identical.
How strange is this??? I'm going to look into this a bit more! I'm already bombarding my friend's and my own parents with questions where they got the eggcups.
I just thought, maybe these are common as dirt, otherwise it would be such a coincidence that my friend owns the same eggcup. So I'm wondering, have you ever seen an eggcup with any of the motives in the photos above?
Back to a quilty post soon!!!
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