Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha and myself.
We are so delighted to see you today!
I hope you enjoy what we have to share.
Today I am showing off a new cup to me.
I do love a blue cup! Especially what I call Martha Stewart blues and greens.
This cup is more of a robin egg blue, which goes so well with the scrolling gold designs and the gold handle.
It is slightly waisted, and is a generous size for a great cup of tea.
The flowers inside the cup are a sweet surprise, as the outside is less decorated. I found this cup when I went up north to visit my son and his family..and my new grandson.
The handle is very fancy all decked out in gold. You can see the scroll and two other embellishments, a spur and thumb rest just barely there.
The flowers inside the cup are very well done. Lovely vibrant colors of many different flowers.
I find this scroll design interesting.
Top view of a gorgeous cup!
The plate has complementary flowers gracing the center.
The backstamp tells us this cup was manufactured by E.B Foley. A very fine maker of china. I have a few Foley cups, and they are all very high quality and beautiful. The reddish orange numbers were added later, 3583? And I am guessing it is the pattern number. There are also three gold dots. I think they may tell who the artist is. From my research I have found this cup was created somewhere between the 1940-1950.
(click on the image to enlarge and see backstamp better)
I also wanted to share with you a new tea I have found called Rip Van Winkle...Love it!
It is a beautiful organic blend...don't know for sure what is in it as the bag does not say!
But it is very tasty : )
The tea is so gorgeous itself! It looks very fresh and smells divine!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Martha and I really do get a thrill coming to visit all of you.
We get to see your lovely posts, and beautiful tea cups!
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