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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Shelley Heather, Blackbird Bakery on Bainbridge Island

Hi there! It's Thursday, and I'm a bit late with my post. Been recovering from our whirlwind 4 days with our son and daughter from out of state...laundry, restocking the pantry, you know. But I am joining the wonderful blogs below.

Being fall here...40 degrees at 7am and not likely to reach 55 degrees later, I thought about this Shelley Heather pattern teacup...appropriate...looks fallish to me.

Sheyyey China, England made quite a few landscape patterns, and Heather was the first they designed, and one of their most popular. They made it in about 6 different shapes and also mixed it with other patterns over most of their time in business until they closed in 1966. This particular cup and saucer is in the Richmond shape, with green trim and was made somewhere between 1940-1966, because the mark didn't change much during that time. I love the design. Not only does it make me think of favorite places in England, but also of area close by here in Washington State...which in some ways (in the Western part) is quite similar to England in places.

Last Friday, as we waited for our kids to arrive from Seattle airport...via light rail to downtown then the Washington State Ferry to Bainbridge Island where we were to pick them up, we had enough time to stop for a cup of tea. Blackbird Bakery is a favorite place on the island for that. There logo is above.

The front of the bakery is a bit difficult to photo with the trees.

They always have a great menu of light lunch things like soup and quiches and wonderful bakery choices. The tea is in jars...about 40 choices. We couldn't resist a piece of Pear Fangipane tart...pears with almond paste...which was delicious...on a high stool overlooking the street...with a huge cup of English Breakfast. Ahhhhh....

Hope your day will be a lovely day full of fall and fun. Visit the following blogs I visit on Thursday. For more info on the Shelley teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

Teacup Thursday
Vintage Thingie Thursday

Share Your Cup Thursday


  1. What a gorgeous Shelley teacup!!! It is exquisite.
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  2. I love your fallish tea cup. Now that bakery is just the kind of place I enjoy going.

  3. Your Shelley teacup is so pretty. I love cups with scenes on them and I don't think I have any. The Blackbird Bakery looks really interesting. Enjoy the day. Blessings, Pamela

  4. Your teacup is exquisite, you have the most gorgeous collection of teacups, ever!! The bakery is got me swooning, as I'd love a piece of a sweet with some tea..or coffee too. Big hugs,

  5. What a pretty teacup and with the landscape design it is very different from many that I see. So very English and proper. Mmmmmm the bakery...so very tempting and perfect with tea or coffee...that's what I need right now! Thanks for visiting CITexas Gal for VTT...glad my Workbasket post rememinded you have happy times.

  6. what a gorgeous little scene and looks good for fall.
    How nice to spend time with your family!

  7. Oh yes this teacup is perfect for Fall. Such a beautiful colored landscape. The bakery looks like such a yummy place and I love their name and sign. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.


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