Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Teacup Tuesday #1 - Pastel Flowers
I am still mourning the end of Mugshot Monday, but lo! Risen from the ashes is a new series, bringing forth another of my collections: Teacup Tuesday!
I simply adore vintage china and sometimes there is nothing better than sitting down with some cake and tea in a proper teacup, with saucer. It harks back to yesteryear and gently forces one to slow down, relax and enjoy the moment - you can't sling a teacup about; much too dainty! I try to incorporate mindfulness into every day and I love how the ritual of pouring and drinking tea from dedicated apparatus allows you to really focus on the pleasure of the moment.
As with my mugs, I don't like things to be too matching, so I only have one of each teacup, which I have found over the years in charity shops, car boot sales, junk shops, and all over the place.
My first teacup is a delicate, pastel hued cup and saucer made by Sadler Wellington. The company was founded in 1882 and went into receivership over a hundred years later, in 2000. What a shame that a company with so much history should have to close. They were taken over by Churchill China, who bought the brand name, design and archives.*
Isn't she pretty? The floral design is so sweet and I love the gold edges.
Time for a nice, civilised cup of tea!
* Info sourced from www.thepotteries.org
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