I started to put this cup and saucer in the booth to sell but changed my mind. For now it sits on my desk, and I smile when I see it. The chip doesn't bother me... it actually endears the piece to me. Old, tattered, chipped, frayed...I find such things appealing. Of course, I wouldn't want everything in my house to be that way. I am still searching for the right pillows(that I can afford) to accent our den couch. I have high hopes that fall will bring new inspiration for decorating.