Good morning everyone,
Welcome. It’s a cold crisp morning here in my part of the Midwest. The hot coffee is not only eye opening; but also serves as a personal hand warmer.
I really hate to put the heat on till - Mother Nature decides that she is done alternating between balmy and burrry; but I just might have to break down and turn that thermometer to warm.
Presently I am kind of working through a bit of writers block. It seems that the longer one stays away from the blog - the harder it is to come back. Oh I know I’m not as serious a blogger as most - it has something to do with a small portion of my brain that says; if I have to do something everyday, it is work not play and I revolt - but I really do try.
I am once again participating in Teacup Tuesday and decided to show off two of my newer cups that I found at an auction during the past couple weeks.
Sir Knight had wanted to get me a teacup for my birthday way back in July - but I just never found one that I really liked - so we just passed on the idea.
Until two weeks ago when this cute teacup was sitting on the table waiting for its turn up to the auctioneers gavel. It was love at first sight. I was smitten with the floral design that wrapped around the inside and outside of the cup and the fact it said Happy Birthday made it just a little bit fun as well as functional.
The markings say: Tuscan, Fine English Bone China, Made in England. There is also a crown with two wings incorporated into the mark - but I am not sure what Maker that mark represents. And since we were unplugged from computer during our staycation - I must admit I really did not research it in time for this post. Sorry about that - but it is pretty to look at even if I don’t know who made it.
My next cup is also a recent acquisition from an auction. Once more I admit - it was love as soon as I set my eyes on that pretty pink border - and I knew it had to be mine as I admired the three little scenes depicted on the cup and the saucer.. I really can’t say if the scenes are Renaissance or Victorian from their costuming - yet it didn’t’ matter as I am a huge fan of both time periods in History.
This little gem is a hand painted Lefton China piece.
DID YOU KNOW
That America’s love of tea was so great that in 1674, When New Amsterdam Became New York under the British rule, the colony drank more tea than all of England.
“While there’s tea, there’s hope.” . . . Sir Arthur Pinero
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