Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea...
But there won't be a linky. Because of the complicatedness of life at the moment, I think it best to drop that and just post what and when I can.
I want to thank all of the faithful linkers...and all of the wonderful friends I have made. Without the linky, maybe I will be able to visit more often.
This last week had some health issues my husband was again suffering with so I was not able to spend much time on a post.
But I remembered I hadn't shared my Little Old Lady character teapot before, and thought you might enjoy meeting her for tea.
Because I have fall decor around, I pulled out my 1930s English lusterware pitcher and filled it with some autumn leaves...
My guest of honor is either called Little Old Lady or Grandmother, depending on which pottery she was made by, as several potteries did in the late 1930s to late 1950s, including Wood and Sons and Price Kensington to name 2.
The fun thing with these hand painted teapots is that they are all different. There was a bit of artistic license enjoyed by the painters employed at the potteries, so the color schemes and decoration vary. Facial expressions vary too, and this one is quite sweet.
The impressed mark on this teapot just says Made In England with a Rd or Design Registry number, although it is pretty well illegible. From others I have had, I know the design was registered to Wood in 1938. This one does not have a maker mark though.
But I think she is charming!
Lastly I added one of my blown glass pumpkins. I think I have shared the other one...it's cobalt blue glass. This lives in the cupboard until fall, when it normally graces the mantle until the Christmas decor displaces it.
But it's a cheery fall pop of color from a Seattle glass blower.
I got the above photo from Pinterest, but no link so don't know it's source.
Have a lovely autumn week, enjoying lots of tea... got some Ginger Pumpkin Latte I am trying tomorrow...will let you know the results.
Thanks so much for visiting!