The pre-wedding shopping craze continues...
I'm half kidding. I've always wanted to own a nice set of teacups. The kind you use when you go to fancy afternoon tea with the ladies.
So I know I'm looking for a Victorian style bone china set. I like flowers, light lively colors, not so much birds or butterflies. Ladybugs, for some reason, are okay. I love Roy Kirkham, for example, but maybe something more gilded and frilly in this case.
Where do I start? I don't even know the proper terminology to start looking on ebay, and I typed "china teacups" into Amazon and got a few really boring Royal Doulton sets--you know, the red/gold/white ones with a lot of roses on them.
How do I look for something more interesting? What's a good number of cups saucers to start with?
And what are those three-tiered dessert trays called? Is a silver one the best or is a china one easier to upkeep?
PS: I like this http://cgi.ebay.com/Victorian-Violets...