Cheers!

Cheers!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tea Cup Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. A perfect day to reflect upon our blessings and to enjoy the company of family and friends,not forgetting the turkey and all that goes with it. I hope you are using your "Good China" today. My little show and tell for today includes a new book and a new cup and saucer.
I received my copy of Scones and Tea published by Tea Time  magazine. It is chock full of scone recipes along with tea history, etiquette, and many resources. It's a must have for us tea afficionados.
             I found this delightful cup and saucer at my local TJ Max! Honestly! It made me so happy!
This fantastic saucer has the name of the rose written on it in elegant script. "Aurelianensis La Duchesse d'Orleans Rosa Gallica.
                                     As you can see, it's bone china made in 2006 by Roy Kirkham

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tea Cup Thursday

I am combining my Tea Cup Thursday with my collection of British commemoratives. This time it will be about "Edward the Abdicator" We all know about his affair with the divorced American Wallis Simpson and his decision to abdicate the throne. However, he wasn't timely in his decision and many mugs hit the marketplace. This particular mug is my favorite. It was designed by Dame Laura Knight who was famous for designing circus posters! On the left side is a knight on a white horse slaying a dragon. On the right side is an elephant and a stylized English rose. His portrait is rather boyish but that crown is prominent.
                                       The back is a stylized version of the Royal Coat-of Arms
      The handle is gold and I believe it to be a fire-breathing dragon with bright orange enamel  nostrils!
This is a handle-less mug. It's lovely with all the flags and roses, shamrocks, daffodils, and the crown. Dare I say he looks rather dazed and confused? Imagine how he would feel if he were alive today with all the divorces in the Royal Family. Charles is to be the next king. You know him, he is the one who  is divorced and married to his mistress
                                         This is a lovely cup with a very nice portrait of Edward
                                                         Yes, It's says Long May He Reign!
                                                     This is a sweet cup. Rather feminine!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tea Cup Thursday

How pretty is this tea cup?  It is Crown Staffordshire fine bone china made in England. It's a pink and white base with gorgeous gold flower and leaves dancing all over. So much fun to enjoy my "cuppa" in.
                                 Here is a closer look. I just love pink and this cup is so very feminine