It all started with finding the pretty blue banded teacup at the thrift store recently. I saw it there a few weeks ago and left it behind but when I saw it again a week later I decided to buy it.
I checked it all over for cracks or chips, especially around the rim and brought it home. Guess what? It has a chip that I didn't notice. No wonder it was there for 3 weeks without anyone taking it home. The chip is just below the handle on the pedestal and is difficult to see at first (and second and third) glance. :)
None the less, I love it for it's beautiful periwinkle blue rim and the gorgeous bouquet inside. The saucer is the same. Isn't it pretty?
It is Made in England by Queen Anne.
We just had the Victoria Day holiday weekend in honour of the then longest reigning monarch in England, Queen Victoria.
Her husband was Prince Albert. Our current queen, Elizabeth II, has also reigned for 60 years. The above teacup is Royal Albert china's Forget-me-not pattern.
And the Forget-me-not are in bloom right now too.
These are from my garden. This little pitcher/creamer is very old and one of my favourites in blue and white.
This is a pretty lace edged vintage hand towel and the periwinkle blue is a perfect match don't you think?
Come along with me to Sandi's Rose Chintz Cottage for
And to Ruth's Antiques and Teacups for
Please note that Ruth's new address for her blog has changed to www.antiquesandteacups.info
I hope my Canadian readers are enjoying their Victoria Day holiday. It is raining and cool here so we're staying inside where it's cozy. We went for a little Sunday drive and I had my camera along so I'll be sharing photos of that soon.