Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Teacup Tuesday #3 - Ditzy Floral
I'm not feeling too great today, so just a quick post. Today's teacup is a lovely floral cup and saucer, made by Hammersley.
I really like the wide, shallower shape of this teacup. And you know how I love cups and mugs that have something painted inside the rim? Well, this bad boy is covered with flowers inside! So pretty!
It feels so dainty, with its gently scalloped edges and gold trim. I tried to find out which pattern it is and I think it's Lady Patricia - what a great name! With all the bouquets of flowers, this feels like a very happy teacup.
You can read about the history of the Hammersley company here, if you so wish.
Do you ever sometimes wonder what something means? As in, you just accept what something is called, at face value, and realise that you've never queried it or thought about what the words actually are? I found myself wondering what 'bone china' is. A quick bit of research later and I discovered that it's exactly that: china made with up to 50% bone ash from (usually) cattle bones. Ew. I'm so glad that the only bone china I own is my old vintage teacups.
Until next time!
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