My Teacup Thursday with Miss Spenser choice today is a hand colored on transfer teacup by Royal Stafford, England from the 1930s that I love that we currently have at Antiques And Teacups.
The design is called Iris. It really is a lovely depiction of iris with a pretty shape and gold trim. Royal Stafford is really a favorite company of mine. The company developed from Thomas Poole and Gladstone China in the Stoke-on-Trent area of Staffordshire called the Potteries and has a great history of fine china making. The company almost went under in the 1960s, but had an infusion and continued. The pottery was taken over by Lifestyle Group in 2007, and is now one of the only potteries, albeit a small one, actually manufacturing in the UK. I found out recently that they even made some china in the last couple of years for Victoria's Secret. That's moving with the times! Good luck to them!
To see more of the Iris Royal Stafford teacup, click on the photos.
Tonight I had to laugh. I was watching a BBC America special on the Royal Wedding called Will & Kate: Fairytale Wedding and a commercial came on for the Graham Norton UK based comedy/talk show. He said his favorite bit of Royal Wedding memorabilia was the Knit The Royal Wedding and held up the booklet I just listed for the second time on my blog here yesterday. Made me laugh! He said he could hardly wait to knit the bride! Right.....moving right along....Have a great time visiting all the Teacup Thursday offerings. They are so much fun and you get to meet such great folks!