Eventually, I landed the three items that started my search. That didn't stop my addiction to this sunny pattern.

Eventually, I landed the three items that started my search. That didn't stop my addiction to this sunny pattern.

Eventually, I landed the three items that started my search. That didn't stop my addiction to this sunny pattern.

Eventually, I landed the three items that started my search. That didn't stop my addiction to this sunny pattern.

Milling, China, Chinese, Porcelain

Milling, China, Chinese, Porcelain

Where will I put these last few pieces once I find them? Not sure, but that certainly won't stop me from bidding on them!

Where will I put these last few pieces once I find them? Not sure, but that certainly won't stop me from bidding on them!

...kind of. There are a few pieces I know exist but have missed out on: a ladle for my sauce tureen, a larger coffee pot and the ultimate prize...the elusive soup tureen and matching ladle...I already have the underplate for it.

kind of. There are a few pieces I know exist but have missed out on: a ladle for my sauce tureen, a larger coffee pot and the ultimate prize.the elusive soup tureen and matching ladle.I already have the underplate for it.

After 19 years of collecting this sunny, cheerful pattern, I've stuffed my china cupboard...and vowed to stop adding to it...

After 19 years of collecting this sunny, cheerful pattern, I've stuffed my china cupboard.and vowed to stop adding to it.

I purchased the set and immediately began the search for "just three more pieces"...a teapot, a creamer, and a sugar bowl.

I purchased the set and immediately began the search for "just three more pieces".a teapot, a creamer, and a sugar bowl.

That search led me to eBay, which was still fairly new at the time. I didn't find the teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl for years. I gradually added piece after piece, discovering the astonishing array of shapes thought necessary in the 1930s.

That search led me to eBay, which was still fairly new at the time. I didn't find the teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl for years. I gradually added piece after piece, discovering the astonishing array of shapes thought necessary in the 1930s.

I spotted - and fell in loved with this 1930s pattern by W.H. Grindley of Staffordshire, England.

I spotted - and fell in loved with this pattern by W. Grindley of Staffordshire, England.

In 1999, I walked into a dusty "mom and pop" antiques shop on the outskirts of Lubbock, TX.

In I walked into a dusty "mom and pop" antiques shop on the outskirts of Lubbock, TX.

The large coffee pot I have been looking for for over 15 years! For sale in Spain... And they don't ship overseas...

The large coffee pot I have been looking for for over 15 years! For sale in Spain. And they don't ship overseas.

All the different cups and saucers

All the different cups and saucers

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