I have a collection of small tin doll sized dishes that hang on my wall, and I am always on the look out for more to add to it. Imagine a plate wall, but doll sized dishes instead ;) I saw this particular swan set online somewhere. Someone was selling one of the tea cups, and I fell in love! I set up a little search on ebay and finally found this set priced very reasonably and with no bids…because the photos were super dark, blurry, and made the whole thing very hard to see.

Now besides plates, I’ve been slowly collecting the little tin tea cups and have a plan to add hooks to a doll hutch (which I’d hang on the wall) and then hang all my cups from.

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16 Responses to Swans

  1. Rachel says:

    Those are beautiful. I should have invested in a set like that for my daughters. We went thru so many ceramic sets that inevitably got broken


  2. Persephone says:

    I love it when no one is bidding because of the pictures. I’ve found some really good deals like that. This swan tea set is so sophisticated. Hard to imagine it was made for a little girl to play with.

  3. rae says:

    that is one of the most beautiful sets i’ve ever seen! i’ve been on the lookout, but even one in terrible condition sells at the flea market here for over 50 bucks!

  4. Oh my gosh! That is awesome! I have never seen anything quite like that before……very cool!

  5. Julia says:

    What a cute idea! All the vintage children’s toys are so cute and make me jealous that I didn’t have toys like that haha!

  6. Bonnie says:

    This is a kind of like Chinese style. But it’s great~

  7. Brea says:

    Oh my gosh~! These are just precious~! What a great set to add to your collection :D

  8. Scarlet says:

    I love that pattern. So unusual. It is always fun searching ebay and discovering just what you want!

  9. Heidi Kenney says:

    scarlet, I fell in love with the pattern the moment I saw it :)

  10. Heidi Kenney says:

    Brea, thanks! I cant wait to find the perfect doll cabinet to display it all :)

  11. Heidi Kenney says:

    Julia, I know I cannot resist a good vintage toy :)

  12. Heidi Kenney says:

    thanks Bonnie, I love them!

  13. Heidi Kenney says:

    Rae, thanks!! Yeah I’ve seen them all go for quite a bit, the auctions for the swans was always like $75+ which is just way too much for me, love getting deals bc of bad photos haha

  14. Heidi Kenney says:

    Persephone, I agree thats my favorite thing–good deals for bad photos :)

  15. Heidi Kenney says:

    Rachel, thats a really good idea! I can imagine the ceramic sets wouldn’t last that long :(