A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Teacup Tuesday , Wedgwood Covent Garden & Covent Garden, London

Hello and welcome to Teacup Tuesday, Tea Time Tuesday and other tea related blog parties I share with, including those listed at the bottom of the post.

Today I would like to share a Wedgwood, England cup and saucer made in the 1940s. The fruit theme is so appropriate for the name Covent Garden, as it is named for what was once the major fruit and vegetable market in London. Covent Garden was established in the 1750s and also has the distiction of being the setting of one of the world's best know musicals My Fair Lady. A cocknet flower seller, Eliza Doolittle is kidnapped as a research and makeover project by a speech therapist, Henry Higgins, in a retelling of the Greek comedy/tragedy Pygmalion and Galatea. 

Julie Andrews originated the role on the West End of London and then took the play to Broadway but was replaced by Audrey Hepburn in the movie.

Covent Garden still has days when fruit, vegetables and all sorts of produce but also has specialized market days. When we are in London for a week at the start of our month long buying trips, Mondays is always set aside for Covent Garden's Antiques day on Mondays at the Jubilee Hall and outdoor stalls by the Apple Market.  While all this is going on, haggling in process on all sides, there are also outdoor cafes, food sellers of all sorts and street musicians called buskers and all kinds of entertainment all over the area.

We have had opera singers performing from the Royal Opera, students giving sketches from the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Arts, ventiloquists, jugglers, all types of instrumentalists, string quartets, brass ensembles...you name it! Covent Garden is a place where anything can happen...and on a Monday and in London we won't be anywhere else!

For more info on the Covent Garden teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

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  1. I've been to England a few times, but clearly have missed the pleasure of Covent Garden! You paint a lovely picture that makes me want to visit. Beautiful cup and saucer, by the way; I like the 2 little leaves on the back side of the cup.

  2. Hello Ruth,
    Your Wedgwood cup is perfect for Autumn. The leaves on the back of the cup itself dress it up nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us and I hope this goes through.


  3. Hello there dear Ruth,

    What a charming teacup.., such a pretty motif and Covent Garden sounds fabulous!

    Hugs, Wanda Lee

  4. Hi: I have never seen a Wedgewood like this. You always show us some unusual cups. Love to visit here. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  5. Hello Ruth,
    what a pretty teacup with autumn design. So beautiful. And I love Eliza Doolittle. I have seen the musical several times. Thank you for sharing all the pretty pictures.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  6. Covent Garden sounds like a delight and the tea cup is perfect for Fall! Happy Tea Day!

  7. Your Wedgwood teacup is beautiful. I love the fruit pattern and green handle. A visit to Covent Gardens sounds like fun and a must see in London.

    Thanks for correcting me on the Rosina pattern (that will make info easier to find) - what was I thinking?

  8. Wonderful tea cup and saucer! I love tea cups with fruit. I almost shared a set of them today myself. Yours is so vintage looking, I love it!

    Lucky you in Covent Gardens! I have been there, but not on a Monday. So I shall do so next visit. I hope you have a wonderfully successful trip.

  9. Hello Ruth,
    I loved this post not only for the delightful Wedgwood cup and saucer, but specially for the reference to Covent Garden and the beautiful photos.
    Covent Garden is one of my favourite places in London and every time I go there, like you, I try not to miss the Antiques Fair on Mondays at Jubilee Market.
    Thank you very much for sharing and for making me dream of my next trip to London...


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