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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Teacup Thursday with Miss Spenser Royal Winton Teacup, St. David's Day

Welcome to Teacup Thursday with Miss Spenser here at Antiques And Teacups blog. I am going to be using green contributions for a while in honor of spring, St. Patrick's Day and the just past St David's Day...for those of the Welsh heritage. That includes by grafting in the Prince Of Wales and William Wales better known as Prince William. That's why he visited Wales with his bride to be this week.

ST.DAVID'S DAY March 1st

  March 1st is the Welsh national holiday of St. David's DaySaint David, or Dewi Sant, as he is known in the Welsh language, is the patron saint of Wales. He was a Celtic monk, abbot and bishop, who lived in the sixth century. During his life, he was the archbishop of Wales, and he was one of many early saints who helped to spread Christianity among the pagan Celtic tribes of western Britain. The day is celebrated with Welsh national dress, anEisteddfod which is a competitive singing, dancing and reciting festival in the Welsh language, of course, and daffodils everywhere. Leek soup is a favorite dish and it is a day for all ages.

I found this interesting website with more information:


Royal Winton Grimwades is a very collectible and popular pottery that was founded by the Grimwade brothers at the Winton pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, England in 1885. They are perhaps most famous for their chintz patterns, but the made a wide range of items including toilets, baking dishes, commemoratives and dishes for the table in cottage ware, luster, wonderful and innovative art deco designs and lots of goodies. I really love their work. After difficulties in the 1960s, they went through several owners and a renaissance in the early 1990s with the reissue of their iconic chintz designs. 

This cup and saucer is from their souvenir transfer lines and was made in the 1930-1940s. The fun scenes are always a joy.

To see more at Antiques And Teacups, click the photo.

Have a lovely time visiting teacups today...and have a cup of tea with a friend and remember spring is here with the birth of hope and joy peeking out with every snowdrop and crocus!


  1. Hi: Your tea cup is amazing. I just love it. Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  2. loved learning all your st david's info
    {as well as the cup ")}
    many thx Ruth !


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