Many years ago when I was a child I loved this night.
I think because I really enjoyed dressing up in costume...and being allowed to eat more candy than I would have in an entire year!
Now I am older, I enjoy seeing the little ones dressed up. But also, it is the time of crisp nights, and the smell of smoke from fireplaces in the neighborhood wafting through the air. I've loved that smell since I was little. We had a large fireplace in our home and nothing felt as comforting as a fire crackling away. I may longer go out trick or treating, but I do find a cup of tea very enjoyable and I have a large fireplace in my home, so add the two together and you have my idea of a perfect evening.
Tonight I am using a new trio I recently added to my collection. It is a lovely set, with a pale mint blue ring around the plate edge. It is hard to see in these photos, being so subtle. It really is lovely.
This set has an elegant feel to it, the handle is simple, gilded and easy to handle.
I do not usually find trios, and it is a pleasure to have the extra plate for a treat with my tea.
What attracted me the most to this set is the pale blue ring and the lovely gold trims.
The design is so pretty! I love the scroll leaf work in the outer rim.
The air tonight is fresh and crisp. The fire is burning in the fireplace and soft music plays in the background. It is a perfect setting for a cup of spiced tea and a good book!
Two Tea Cup Tuesdays ago I shared the only cup I owned by this company, C. M. Hutschenreuther. Now that I have purchased this trio (and one other one I will show soon...) I have three tea cups from this company. My cup from two weeks ago had the same backstamp except below where this ones says "Germany", the other had the pattern name and year. I wish this cup had the pattern and date!
As I shared two weeks ago, Carolus Magnus Hutschenreuther began his fine porcelain company in northern Bavaria in 1814. His sons eventually began another one not that many miles away. So there were two Hutschenreuther companies. I still have not found more info or backstamps for this company.
This photo is from about 1968, I was a gypsy that year, and I think my friend Toni was Phylis Diller. I had not seen this photo for over 30 years and just got it a couple weeks ago. What memories it brings back!
Happy Halloween to all of You and may you experience many treats and no tricks!
Thank you so much for all your comments last T.T. and thank each of you for participating. I was away for 7 days waiting for my newest grandchild, and he decided to wait an extra 9 days to arrive! So I came home to take care of some business. He was born healthy and beautiful on Saturday morning. I am heading back north to see him soon! My son and family live about 20 hours north of me. I skyped (yes, can you believe that!) with him today and was so in awe of his sweetness!
Mother and son are doing very well. Grandma is over the moon!
I will be catching up with your posts this week before I return to visit them.
Hugs to you all,
Martha and I host Tea Cup Tuesday together. Make sure you visit Martha as she has so many beautiful pieces in her many collections. She also has a website, Pretty Vintage Things, where she sells her beauties!
If you would like to join in Tea Cup Tuesday, then go and create a post with a tea cup in it, tell us about your cup, show us your backstamp...(Martha and I love to see the backstamps!). Lol!
Then come back here and link up below.
We love coming to visit all of you!