Hi Everyone! Today I am linking up with Bleubeard and Elizabeth's T Stands For Tuesday with a mini post about a mini Tea set. Here is the link to this week's post--feel free to join us to talk about whatever you like as long as you somehow include a beverage!
Today I am sharing a mini tea pot and dessert plates which obviously don't match or even go together.
The little tea pot was my grandmother's, and I do not know much about it other than it is stamped "made in occupied Japan". That term refers to a time in history after World War II between 1945-1952 when Japan was occupied by Allied forces. As Japan tried to revive their economy, part of the deal was that they stamp an amount of things being exported in this way. Although it was meant as a negative, probably demeaning thing to the Japanese, it did two things. One, it made their exported items purchasable since Americans especially would not buy anything Japanese, and two, the labeling spawned a huge collecting frenzy which continues today.
Happy T Day everyone!