Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Teacup Tuesday #3 - Ditzy Floral


Hey gang.

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!

xx


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4 comments:

  1. I love the flower pattern on this one! Hope you feel better :)

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    1. Thank you! I love the pattern on this one too :) I'm still feeling a bit rough, hope I'm better for the weekend!

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  2. Oh I just love this one! My mother has tons of teacups like this and just keeps them in boxes, which is such a shame. I'm glad you love and appreciate these vintage lovelies enough to share them all with us!

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    1. Oh that is a shame! Mine are on a shelf, but I wish I had a cute vintage display cabinet to put them in! <3

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