Happy Teacup Tuesday!!! And Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday! I have a fun combo today. I actually chose the teacup to go with an absolutely fabulous hand made cozy I just added to Antiques And Teacups that I am in love with!
The tea cozy is large and reversible to a yellow gingham. It was made by a local seamstress and she put a cross stitched pattern of a tea party with blue and white china tea set on the front. How cool is that!
I love to do cross stitch...and need to start on a new project. So, I decided to choose a teacup today that goes with the blue and white theme, so I have chosen a simple blue transferware ironstone cup and saucer by Ridgway, England in a pattern called Shakespeare Country from the 1940-1950s.
The saucer is Trinity Church in Stratford-on-Avon where Shakespeare is buried and the cup has Shakespeare's birthplace...just down the river bank. A mini English geography/tourism lesson in a cup!
Wonderful! One of our favorite places because it's close to my husband's birthplace, and also a place we love to hate because of the humpback bridge traffic bottleneck we have to pass through to get from London to the Midlands if we don't want to take the motorway (which we hate)!
To see the tea cozy visit: Tea Cozy Padded Blue White China W/ Cross Stitch Tea Party
To visit the cup and saucer visit: Cup And Saucer Shakespeares Country Blue Transferware
Have a great day and enjoy a cup of tea with a friend!