One day I discovered a box tucked way back under the stairs in the house where I lived with my parents & siblings. I opened the box only to discover that it contained my Great Grandmother's Demitasse cups & saucers, what a find! I remember sneaking downstairs, underneath the stairs & pulling one cup out at a time & unwrapping it & placing it with it's appropriate saucer. If only my Mother would of known, I wouldn't be here today to tell my story!
Years later, when I was much older & had my own family to raise, I asked my Mother whatever happened to the Demitasse cups & saucers that my Great Grandmother owned. She said "I don't know, I have them somewhere. Why, would you like them?" I believe my heart skipped a beat. a week later my Mother came over carrying the box of Demitasse cups & saucers! Since I received the Demitasse cups & saucers in 1982, the small, modest collection has grown from ten cups & saucers to two hundred & growing every year!
The more I bought, the more I needed to know. Demitasse cups & saucers has become a full time hobby of mine. I have spent years looking up company history's, pattern names, shapes & pottery marks. Where did it all begin? Who designed these beautiful works of art? I can just imagine the joy in the persons eye's as they held & then purchased the cup & saucer when it was brand new. I wonder how many people had held each & every Demitasse cups & saucer set I own & admired it's beauty. This I will never know. But the one thing I am sure of, is that every Demitasse cup & saucer set has a history, a story to tell & I would like to share with you what I have learned over the past thirty years, so you too can appreciate the world of the Demitasse cups & saucers!