Summer is on it's way. It is hot, and sticky here in N.C. , but that is o.k. We have been having a nice breeze on and off and surprise thunderstorms as well. One minute the sky is bright blue and five minutes later ominous clouds are moving in, the wind picks up and big fat drops of rain begin pelting down. So exciting. I love a good rainstorm!
Tea Cup Tuesday today! I am so excited to show you my newest find, it is not that old, but I am really enjoying having my tea in it. I went out antiquing last week with the sole purpose of finding some tea cups. I had a very enjoyable day poking around a tiny town called Selma, which is almost entirely antique stores.
I love this color of blue for a tea cup, and the gold filigree on the edges and sides are fabulous elegant touches. This is a "corset" shaped tea cup.
For today's tea I have baked a chocolate cupcake with Very Vanilla Frosting. It is gluten free by the way!
As you can see below, this is an English tea cup made by the well known company of Ansley. I am having difficulty in dating this one, even though it has a backstamp. It could be from the 1920-30's, but the cup doesn't look that old. I found a site that said after the 1960's that backstamps were mostly blue and sometimes black and pottery color. So I am stuck with probably a date in the 1930's
I have been totally enjoying my visits to all of you who post about your tea cups. Thank you so much for joining us! Martha and I are always eager to see what you are sharing. If you want to join us this week, please make your post first about your tea cup and then come back and sign up with Mr. Linky below. Just fill in the two blanks and then you will be added to the list.Don't forget to visit Martha, she always has the most gorgeous china!
Hugs to you all,