Pinkie – a popular figure from the 1940s


A popular figure on 1940s teacups was Pinkie, a lady in a pink dress who wanders through a beautiful garden, her bonnet straps and skirts flowing in the wind. After long years of war and scarcity and a porcelain industry that was not allowed to apply any decorations to their teaware (because the time, skills and money couldn’t be spared in a time of war that needed every citizen to support the war effort), in the late 1940s many teacup makers brought out their own version of the same lady in pink. She keeps visiting my Vintage shop; here is a sweet teacup with a milk jug and sugar bowl, set in fresh pastel green (very 1940s!). You can find the listing here in my Vintage shop.

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