Last week I introduced you to the “Ab Fab” new tea shop just opened nearby! We all drooled over the proprietress’ mosaic tea pots and the unnumbered teacups and saucers and all things British on display shelves and fanciful table settings.
Well, this week, I’m staying with the All Things British theme and sharing this teacup find of mine that I picked up the same weekend over in Mullica Hill – a town about 45 minutes away, steeped in Victorian houses and antique shops! A favorite little shop of mine greeted me with this beauty as I walked through the door on a perfectly lovely Sunday afternoon:
Wow! No question on the age of this lovely little teacup and saucer! Dated for all to see in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth’s ascension to the throne in 1953, this sweet bit is brilliant in all my favorite color combinations!
I just love the formal look and how all the scroll-work is of such an ancient design – traditional – royal! Front and back bear royal insignia . . .
And a very interesting little motto adorns the interior.
Then, the saucer in and of itself is a work of art!
Marked well for posterity . . .
I have pared it in a setting with a ceramic box – another commemorative piece – that I bought for my mother some 28 years ago at a little antique shop in Ballston Spa, New York.
I got it for her birthday that year. After she went on to be with the Lord seven years ago, Dad wanted us girls to take what we chose to from her curio cabinet. Of course, I wanted to keep this. It reminds me of mother – who was an Anglophile from day one – and passed her love of all things British and teatime onto me!
Again – you see royal designs front and back . . .
And on the lid . . .
Trimmed in gold, with the Queens sepia toned portrait photograph.
Perhaps just the thing to keep biscuits in by the bedside as you sip your evening tea at the close of the day.
God save the Queen – and all things that make for the joys of jubilant teatimes – including a trip to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire for teatime with Shakespeare and Good Queen Bess! Click HERE to continue our British teatime on a BONUS TEA POST this week!!
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