Most of my teacups are one of a kind but today the one I am featuring is part of a set and I have a complete set of dishes of this pattern. I found it on a visit to Martinsville, Indiana several years ago. I didn't buy it at the time but kept thinking about the set after I got home so I sent money to my daughter who lived there and she picked it up for me. It was just at the height of popularity of tearooms and tea parties and I was so glad to get it. Now, this look is not particularly popular but, I have still hung on to it.
I think this cup is prettier on the inside than the outside....
The set is from Cobridge, England by the Simpsons (Potters) LTD.
At first I thought I had no teapot to show that would blend nicely with the china pattern but decided this one would work because of its colors.
It simply says: Windsor and made in England.
I have no memory of when, where or how I got this teapot.
It was a beautiful day to set the table on my porch this afternoon.
I like the little saucers in this set.
I used a lot of blue in my house for many years but got tired of it and didn't keep many blue dishes or linens. I do have this vintage cloth that looks good with the china.
At one time I had a big interest in having a tea room or bed and breakfast but it was a dream that never came to fruition. I probably still have enough plates, cups and saucers and teapots to start one! I definitely have enough recipes. What I don't have is enough energy and never had the money for the initial investment. Oh, what might have been!
The sugar bowl and creamer are very pretty and large.
I usually like the cream pitchers best but with this set the bowl is my favorite.
I love the little detailed rose on the lid.
You have had a glimpse of these snapdragons in a couple of pictures. I bought ten pots of them yesterday to go in my front yard and thought they would be pretty on the table first. In a few weeks after they mature a bit I will show them in their place in my yard.
Before I leave you I will share a favorite quote of mine written by someone living on the frontier and sent to a friend or family member.
"Here at the frontier, there are falling leaves. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away there are always two cups on my table."