This week I am excited to join in with Teacup Thursday for the first time; hosted over on the lovely Miss Spenser's Blog, Teacup Thursday offers a chance to show off a favourite teacup of mine and admire those of everyone taking part, heaven!
If you have read my blog before you will know my love of vintage china and be unsurprised that the week before last I wandered into my favourite local charity shop, The British Heart Foundation, and stumbled upon yet another bundle of loveliness I could not leave behind. My eyes are well trained by now and the moment I spot a teacup I'm drawn like a moth to a flame, this tea trio (teacup, saucer and tea plate) was one of five being sold as a set and I pounced . . . .
The pattern is very similar to one by Royal Albert called 'Country Roses' but is made by Crown Trent, one of the Staffordshire potteries which I was told closed down a couple of years ago. With Stoke on Trent, home of the British ceramics industry, only half an hour from here it explains the china popping up in the antique and charity shops locally. Really must visit the potteries and the Wedgwood museum there in the near future!