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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Teacup Thursday Rosina Crocus Cup And Saucer, Port Townsend Victorian Heritage Days

Hello and welcome to my post for Thursday. I am joining Teacup Thursday with Miss Spenser and Vintage Thingie Thursday with Coloradolady.

This is a crocus design cup and saucer made by Rosina, England in the 1960s. I love their china! Our crocuses are just about to bud, and are the only thing really our so far. We are a bit slow to embrace spring here because we are so far north. We still have patches of snow on the mountains around us!

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

This week is the annual Port Townsend, WA Victorian Heritage Festival. Port Townsend is about 30 miles from us and a favorite day out destination for us. We went today and had lunch at a seaside restaurant, walked around and generally just enjoyed the ambiance of this Victorian Heritage city with roots in the Gold Rush and lumber industry. 

This weekend, the festival will feature all sorts of lectures, a Steampunk Ball, Victorian teas at the B&Bs around town, crafts, historical walking tours and all manner of things that celebrate the town's Victorian heritage. 

This is from a newspaper article that was featured in last year's Peninsula Daily News about a couple who did and will this year, lecture on Victorian clothing...but they wear them all the time! Here is the link to the article:

A perfect fit for Victorian lovers

This is a photo of 2 ladies who were at the tea we attended last year. You can read my blog and see more photos of last year's event at this link:


The paper today featured a different slant on the upcoming Victorian Heritage Festival weekend: 

Bustles, brawn at Victorian Heritage Festival 

Here is the main Port Townsend Festival Weekend website...tickets are still available for some of the events:


Here are some more photos of Port Townsend either from today or past visits.

Have a wonderful day visiting the other blogs, and who knows, I may see you at the festival!


  1. Your teacup is very pretty. A new pattern to me. The trip to Port Townsend sounds like fun. What beatuiful Victorian homes! It's been very hot here in NB for a few days (27 today!) and our snow is almost gone! Spring is here for sure. Pamela

  2. Oh, my! I am so glad to have found your site through VTT! I love it! I also love the slide show featuring The Empress...I have stayed there two times and so enjoyed high tea. That seems like too many years ago so I will have to have a vacation talk with the hubby. We should partner up for a giveaway in May - the perfect tea and flower month. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  3. Very pretty tea cup. I would dearly enjoy going to that festival.

  4. I can't help but think it would be uncomfortable to drink tea from your cup. The handle is so stylized, will human fingers fit? Is it for drinking or just a 'pretty?'

  5. I love taking the Port Townsend ferry to Port Townsend. That is the sweetest little town. They have some really nice restaurants too. But the best thing about it are the beautiful painted ladies, I love seeing them! Your photos are wonderful. We used to live in the Vancouver, BC are and we vacationed on Whidbey Island several times, Coupeville was one of our favorite places to stay.
    Hugs, Cindy


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