I want to thank each one of you for your good wishes from my last post. When I was able to get to the computer again, they really warmed my heart! You are all so dear and kind!
So, what is more helpful than a lovely cup of tea? Chamomile is my all time favorite tea to drink. If goes perfectly with chocolate and so it suits me just fine. I find the best quality tea tastes far better than cheaper ones. I have had Chamomile in restaurants that tastes like warm dishwater, and if that is the only way you have experienced it then try a really good quality like Traditional Medicinals.
The cup I am showing today is new to me. My dear daughter gave it to me for my recent birthday. I was thrilled to open the box and see it! It is made by a company called Paragon, which was also made in Stoke-On-Trent in England just like my previous two cups. And, the original company was Star China Co. Unfortunately many of their pattern books were lost. Since they were not strict with their backstamps (often using old ones until they ran out), and since they also did not name many of their patterns (they made over 30,000) it is difficult to come to any solid conclusion about many of their cups today. If any of you out there know more about this I would love to hear it. So as far as I can tell, this cup and saucer could have been made anywhere from 1933-1952. I love the gold pattern over the pale mint color, and the rose is just beautiful! Such a pleasure to drink from!
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