So many of these household items have been purchased in end-of-season sales: as part sets, ends of lines, seconds or mismatches.
The Pine dinner plate is a solitary one - we never used anything like this at the table - but it is accompanied by ten cups... without saucers. The pretty picnic mugs are three, and unwashable: the white print rubs off. I wonder if this is due to age or was, right from the beginning, an attractive but cheap finish. There were four neat Allegro cups and saucers, but these were almost certainly handed on by a friend ridding herself of an outdated and incomplete coffee set.
"Your mother; she's not the only collector is she?" Observes Lady Mondegreen. I have to confess that some of these curios are my own op-shop or garage sale bargains.