If you stop by regularly you'll know I'm a huge fan of anything blue and white, be it crockery or fabric. There were several pretty cups and saucers in Cancer Research last week but none gave me the 'be still my beating heart' type feeling that these did.
I say 'these' because I brought home two cups and two saucers in this pattern for £1.75 and was feeling mightily pleased with myself; here was my mistake. They say pride comes before a fall and now I can tell you 'they' are right . . . . I was proudly taking them out of the cupboard and showing them to the fella (who seemed fairly unimpressed - seen one teacup seen them all) when I dropped a teacup and broke it. It was tragic, and being an avid crockery hoarder/fondler I could have wept!
Still, I consoled myself with snapping this one for Teacup Thursday and making plans to reuse some of the broken fragments in a crafty way; 50/50 on whether that will work but it'll be fun having a whirl!
The surviving duo and lonely extra saucer, were made by Myott who were another of the Staffordshire potteries and have been dated as c1930s, I'm not sure how accurate that is but they definitely bear the signs of age with a little crazing (crackled effect under the glaze) here and there. Weirdly though, I'm finding that I like the effect it gives!
'Where there's tea there's hope.' - Arthur W. Pinero