And a Happy Valentine's Day to you all! A day for love...for anyone and everybody! We can all love and share love...hence joy! And welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
I know I did a Valentine's Tea last week, but as the heart wreath is still up in the sunroom, and we have another reason or occasion to celebrate this week, I have done a second this week, as February 16th is our 42nd anniversary...
So it's a special week for us!
And if you have followed this blog for long, you know I LOVE Shelley China! Recently I found a lot of Shelley in the Queen Anne shape...so art deco!!!! And the coral red enamel daisies seemed perfect for my sunroom Sweethearts tea!
I love the angles of the pieces, and the swoop handles...and the saucers and plates are square...
The hand applied daisies are done in raised enamel paint, hand applied. I added a few shortbreads I made in a heart shape with red and pink sugar sprinkles...they are my husband's favorite! I am still having back problems, so didn't do a lot this week...but I definitely had to make him shortbread!
The marks are interesting...the pattern is 11497, and the Rd. mark...or Registry mark...means the design was registered as Daisy in 1926. But, with a lot of china sets during the war and post war periods, many of the pieces have the top Shelley mark, whic was only used from 1925-1940, but the teapot stand or trivet, has a mark that was only used between 1930-1932, and mostly only on Queen Anne pieces...so...Sherlock has deduced...that the set was made/assembled between 1926 and 1932. Pretty cool! I love how well Shelley identified and marked their things! Some of the items I got will be for Antiques And Teacups, but some I will keep as well.
I also used 3 of the collection of antique postcards I have...I do love them! I think the comic one on the left is so fun!
I wanted you to know, what with my back, anniversary etc, I will be slow responding this week...and then we are visiting with our out of state daughter, son in law and youngest grandson...he's 21....which we are so excited about! We are meeting in San Francisco where they have to be for a family do on our son in law's side. We can't visit them, because they live in Utah, and since the onset of my husband's Parkinson's Disease he has altitude sickness and most of Utah is 4,300 and above where they are. They come here, but we thought it would be fun to go south and visit there.
This is a photo I took of our 2 kid and spouses on an Alaska cruise we did a year ago together...soo....excited! Hope you have had a lovely Valentine's Day, have a wonderful President's Day holiday too!
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