by Zoe P
(Stockport, Gtr Manchester, England)
Tea Set with Blue Crown and ornate letters LS?
Hi Peter and everybody, if anyone can assist in easing the obsessive frustration at not being able to find out more about this mark, I would be very pleased!
A little about me, I’m Zoe, 44 from Stockport in Northern England. I have always had an interest in items from the past and was often found rummaging at Jumble Sales, which are pretty much extinct now! I was also captivated by my Gran’s jewellery, clothing and even her old trellis sewing machine from days gone by.
Anyway for about the past 10 years I have been collecting vintage items from local charity shops and flea markets. I am not an expert and just buy on instinct and will buy items that I appreciate even if it is not my personal taste, which really is pretty and floral china or porcelain pieces.
I love coming home and getting online to find out more information about pieces I find, but can be prone to being obsessed if I am struggling to find any information! I am fortunate that I am close to Staffordshire and so there is an abundance of lovely pieces in my local charity shops from that area and there is also lots of information online so those pieces are easy to identify. I do get a bit carried away and find it very intriguing to wonder who owned the items, what kind of lives they lived and that normally leads me on to think about my ancestors that were around during that period of time etc. All in all it’s a very pleasurable form of escapism in this harsh modern world we live in!
As I only have a small home, I have recently started selling some of the items I have collected. The decision of what to keep and what to let go has been a bit of a struggle and something that I am still struggling with! However, needs must and I need to clear out some of the excess in
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