The cherry tree in our back yard has broken into joyous bloom this week!
The fragrance is divine!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday, where Martha and I get all sentimental about china!
Especially tea cups!
I have taken my images out of doors this week, just because the weather was gorgeous yesterday.
Today we were lucky to have a thunderstorm. So I am very glad I took these pictures then and not today!
This cup is new to me as of this past week.
Tara and I exchanged tea packages. This is the lovely cup that she has sent me!
She also sent along some home made jams, some teas, a vintage set of salt and pepper shaped like a tea pot, and a beautiful card. I feel so lucky : )
The lovely bouquet of flowers here reminds me of fall, yet the pink of the blossoms makes it look like spring too! So I am thrilled to use it now on this first day of a new season. I think I shall have a cup of Chamomile tea. Mmmmm....one of my favorite teas!
Here we see a simple but sweet handle, no gilding or any decoration.
The plate and cup edge though does sport a nice gold trim.
On the backside, there is a smaller spray of pretty flowers.
You can see the wavy gold trim rim well in this image.
This is a very sweet vintage cup. And I really love it. I also love that it is the first cup I have that says Made in England, yet has no company logo on it. Unusual to me....is it to you too? Or does this happen more often than I have experience with?
You can see a little brown mark that looks like a 3 lying on it's back.
This could be the artist's mark. The brown four digit number is the pattern.
But so odd that they didn't bother with a maker.
Maybe it was one of those cups made for another company and that company puts it's mark on it when it arrives from the manufacturer. What do you think?
Now here on the plate there is another story... see the faint brown six at the top? That is an artist mark I believe and it is different than the cups. The cup was made by one person and the plate by another. They may not have been made anywhere near the same time either. I just love anomalies!
The only thing I know for sure is that it was made in England.
Tara, thank you so much for your lovely gift!
Spring is a time of rebirth, of new growth and of fresh starts.
What an optimistic season it is!
Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.
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Martha and I look forward to visiting you!
I am still soldering away...ordered more supplies, trying different solders and fluxes.
I promise to show you some in my next post!
Wish me luck!