Invitation to a Blue Tea party
I was wandering around my antique shop the other day trying to find something special for this week's Tea Cup Tuesday when I came across this lovely tea cup and saucer by Standard China Company. I especially liked it because of pretty little blue flowers handpainted on it.
From what I can learn while traveling around the internet ...........
"Standard China" was one of the trademarks used on English china made by a pottery company called Chapmans Longton Ltd. This company was among the famous Staffordshire pottery companies, and based at Albert Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Longton was a center of pottery making from the mid-1700s.
I looked further and found this little book that just seems to need to be with it in a little teaparty setting.
And looking further I found this very vintage postcard.
I imagined the whole setting, on a tray, just waiting for the tea to arrive so the owner could sit down, read the card, no doubt best wishes from a friend, and enjoy reading the little book while sipping the tea.
What do you think?
So join me for a cup of tea today and then visit the other tea parties that are taking place today.
Here is the list of other tea parties in which I am taking part.
Rose Chintz Cottage