Monday, March 12, 2012

Teacup Tuesday, Second Tuesday in March

Today I am continuing to show  my pansy collection here on Tea Cup Tuesday.

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My Pansy teacup for today is this pretty one.  It is by Queen Anne, one of my favorite companies and is called, appropriately for this time of year.....   Spring Melody.
 I love the fact that there is a pansy inside the cup as well, to enjoy as you are drinking your tea.
 And the saucer is filled with more beautiful pansies.

In addtition to the cup and saucer I am sharing a few other items as well.
 Here is a beautiful pitcher and mug in front of a pansy plate I made.  I will explain a bit farther down this blog entry.  As you can see it is Royal Ironstone.  I imagine it is handpainted, maybe not by that company.  No one signed so can't be sure.
This pretty little mug was hand painted and made in Germany.  I always keep the little violet hankie tucked inside when not in use.
 And finally, the pansy plate.  I bought a clear glass plate, cut out pansies from some fancy napkins, glued them on the bottom and painted the entire bottom with gold paint.  This protects the decoupaged prints. I use it for a decorative accessory but you could use it to serve with as long as you wash it by hand, carefully.
 I hope you enjoyed this grouping.  Be sure to check back next week.  I have already taken the pictures.