and so many others!
I chose this Shelley, England rarely seen bubble and flower chintz because it reminds me of a spring bouquet...drowning in the rain!!! We have had 268% of our normal rainfall this year! That's wet...even for Washington state! The teacup is in the Ripon shape which is one of my favorites. To see more photos and information of the Shelley Bubble Flower Chintz teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.
And to go with the teacup, a Gibson's, England vintage 1940-1950s teapot in the Georgian shape. So elegant!
Today it was mostly sunny and we really enjoyed it. I hope everyone stayed safe during all of the tornados in the midwest over the last few days. Our prayers have been with all you folks.
This is a neat antique Easter greeting card from 1914 that is one of the reasons I am fascinated by old cards. The card tells of asking about the making of maple sugar and of a mumps epidemic in Michigan..."Every house on our street has them". For more info, click the photos.
The poem on the front, which features embossed lilies and the title A Glad Easter Tide reads:
Easter morn is the herald of joyful news in mankind
Rejoice! We are this day called to share in the glorious triumph of our Conqueror and Redeemer! The gates of heaven are thrown open wide to man.
A new Kingdom is heralded into this world, and like the lilies of the field,
the sweet fragrance of righteousness, peace, purity
and love ever ascends from the souls of the redeemed.
This is the glad song of Easter in you.
Rev. W. Foyle
Have a wonderful Holy week or Passover and visit the lovely teacup parties.