Something about this trio speaks of that sort of decadence from bygone eras that I frequently daydream about! It's made by T.F. & S Ltd - another of the Staffordshire potteries based in Longton and is dated between 1925 and 1959. A friend of mine treated me to this and another lovely teacup and saucer for my birthday and I felt very spoilt!
I'm always surprised at how well china survives through the years - providing it doesn't meet an unfortunate demise through being dropped or knocked over. The problem there is that I'm quite (read very!) clumsy and the teacup hit the deck while I was arranging it to take a picture, I held my breath but luckily it was unscathed so maybe this one is fairly sturdy! I don't know how I've managed to keep my china totally intact to date - pretty miraculous - it's possibly not the best thing to be an avid lover of when you frequently walk (good job I spell checked before posting - wrote totally the wrong word there . . . ahem!) into doorways and can trip over your own feet.
Looking for a tea quote this week I found one I completely disagree with: 'Tea should be taken in solitude' according to C.S. Lewis, well not to be rude but while I love the Narnia books he's clearly wrong on this count - there are few things nicer than tea (or coffee - because even in England there those who don't enjoy a cuppa!) and chatter with a good friend or two.
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