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 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.
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
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.