December is here...
Today is our first Tea Cup Tuesday of the Holiday Season!
Martha and I are delighted to see you all!
Time for a cup of tea and a moment to think about the up coming holiday.
I have a few gifts made, and a few gifts bought so far.
I think what I love about Christmas the most,
is the Giving and the gathering.
Giving meaningful gifts and
gathering with loved ones,
just to be together and celebrate
is the best!
I am very very thankful for my family and friends.
This is one of my favorite little tea cups.
I adore the green handle, the shape and the color.
It really complements the autumnal colors in the cup.
The deep pink, and purple tinted flowers
are a bit of a surprise in this design,
but I think the combination is lovely.
I am having my favorite Chamomile tea again today.
She is an Old Royal Bone China cup.
This company had a number of different locations
in Longton, Stoke On Trent, England between 1846-1963.
This cup may have been manufactured between
1930 and 1941.
There are two backstamps that are very similar,
one is a much later date.
The only difference is the colon before the fancy S mark.
Which this cup has. So I am pretty sure of the time frame.
(found in Godden's book)
The fancy S mark is actually the initials S.S. of
the owner Sampson Smith.
The tea pot above is Bavarian.
Now that the holiday season is truly begun,
I am enjoying some festive creations.
This little assemblage was done in a silver creamer.
In my last post, I shared some festive tags I am enjoying too.
Oh, I almost forgot!
I wanted to share with you all a interesting find....
They are called Milk Tab dolls,
and I found them at a estate sale in my city.
The man I bought them from said they were from the 40s.
Have any of you seen dolls like these?
They may be plentiful for all I know. lol!
Pine State Creamery began in 1928,
but did not close it's doors until the 1990s.
The building is now listed in the
National Register of Historic Places.
Thank you all for stopping by today!
If you would like to join in and share a tea cup of yours,
just go and create a post with your tea cup in it.
Then come back here and link up below.
We have been having some links to shops, or to items for sale.
I have had to remove these. Sorry!