It's Teacup Thursday with Miss Spenser (I'm a bit early but I'm West Coast & otherwise everyone's been up for hours) so I like to do this last thing at night on Wednesday.
My choice to go with the January blue theme is this Shelley China, England Dainty shape cup and saucer in the Stars and Dots or Stars and Spots pattern made between 1940 and 1966. I love the shape, pattern and the color. But then...it's blue! I am using this photo on the background of my twitter page because I like it so much. I got some Twining's loose Darjeeling to make tea with tomorrow and it would be perfect in this cup with the shortbread scones I have for teatime.
I'm a Shelley China specialist and have been quoted and my info and photographs of Shelley use in antique & collectible guides like Schroeder's...which unfortunately closed this year....hope it's not my fault! I LOVE Shelley!
You can see more photos of the teacup at Antiques And Teacups at this link:
Shelley Dainty Stars and Dots Teacup
Channging gears...I want to share an old British music hall song about teatime that I remember from a child. I hope it will make you smile: