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Monday, May 23, 2011

Teacup Tuesday, Tea Pot & Teacup Tuesday, Basket Weave Teapot & Teacup

It's time for Teacup Tuesday and for all the other tea realted blog parties! Forgive me if my spelling or syntax is bad...on codine with a bad tooth that can't be seen to until tomorrow, so I thought I'd better do my post now. Got home from our holiday on Friday with no problem, and Friday night it hit. I am so grateful it wasn't when we were out of town!!!

Teacup Tuesday

                                                              Pamela for Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

This is a wonderful and large all white porcelain teapot I just listed at Antiques And Teacups that I fell in love with. I happened on an antique market in a small town last weekend and jumped on this cutie! The teapot is unmarked but is extremely well made. It's also quite large. I love the basket weave pattern.

I looked for a teacup to go along with the teapot, and found this antique cup and saucer by Simpson's, England in a pattern called Marlborough with a basket weave pattern and an ivy border. As it is finally getting to be the time for tea outside in the garden, I thought this would go perfectly with the teapot with a botanical tea cloth and green tea napkins with your scones and tea in a  chaise longue by a fountain  or koi pond listening to the breeze ruffled leaves and twittering birds. Ahhhh.....

For more info on the teapot or teacup at Antiques And Teacups click on the photos.

And from Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

A poem about May by William Wordsworth


While earth herself is adorning
This sweet May morning
And the children are culling
On every side
In a thousand valleys far and wide,
Fresh flowers; while the sun shines warm
And the Babe leaps up on it's mother's arm - 

Then sing ye birds, sing, sing a joyous song
And let the young lambs bound as to the tabor's sound
We in thought will join your throng
Ye that pipe and ye that play
Ye that through your hearts today
Feel the gladness of the May

Red Campion (Lychnis diurnia)
Wild Hyacinth (Agraphis Nutans)
Wild Beaked Parsley (Anthrisicus Sylvestris)
page 60

Have a lovely day visiting all of the Tuesday tea party blogs!


  1. Lovely post. The tea pot is wonderful with its basket weave and the tea cup looks like a perfect match! Love the green detail on the inside. The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady is just right for a tea post! Happy Tea Day!

  2. Very pretty! I love the basket weaving.....Christine

  3. I love your teapot and the teacup and saucer. Awesome!!!

  4. I hope this post goes through. I have been having a little trouble with commenting today.
    Your tea cup and saucer are lovely. I like that weave pattern on the outside. Your tea pot too is really nice. They would look really good in a garden.

  5. What beautiful basket weave china! Love that pattern. I have seen that book a few times quoted on blogs. I think Victoria had a feature on it once. I need to try to check it out of the library.

  6. I found a set of teacups in a consignment store today with handles on both sides. Although I LOVED the pattern, the handles made it look impractical/awkward to use. Do you know anything about these double handled beauties (made by Spode)? Why the two handles? XOL

  7. Hello there once again,

    What a lovely basket weave teapot; I love the teacup with the ivy motif as well.

    Thanks for joining me once again for TTTT and also for my 84th, Tuesday Tea For Two, it's always such a pleasure having you join us in the fun!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
    @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com
    @ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com


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