Monday, February 9, 2015

A romantic tea for two

With Valentines Day just a few days away I was working on some Valentines displays in my shop and came up with these items for a nice romantic tea for two.   The book of poems is by Sir Walter Scott.  I found a mustache cup for the gent and a lovely rose cup and saucer for the lady.  A dainty little shoe holds a little white rose but could hold the tea bags as well and the compote is waiting for the sweets.

             This week's tea party has turned into a sort of  a tribute to our tea party hostesses.As usual, when I see a mustache cup I think of  Martha, at Martha's Favorites.  The  roses always put me in mind of Sandy at Rose Chitz Cottage.  The book of poetry from the Scottish Poet Scott reminds me that our hostess Ruth at Antiques and Tea Cups  likes to show us books and such from the British Isles and although you can't see it in this picture the tablecloth behind is hand embroidered which always reminds me of Bernideen at Bernideens Tea Time Blog.  All are listed at the bottom of this post.

The cup and saucer are hand painted Japanese.  The company is called Chase.  There are many examples on line but I never found this one.  It definitely reminds me of Royal Albert,s Old English Rose.

The above mark is on the bottom of the tea cup...........
The saucer has a different mark on the bottom but it is obvious they go together.  I tried to learn if this was typical marking but never did.

The mustache cup was made in Germany as mark says.  I had a hard time photographing the entire cup but it says "present."  And included a raised rose or a pink flower anyway.

There is no discernible mark on the bottom of the shoe but it looks like there might have been a sticker at one time. 

This lovely old book of Sir Walter Scott" poems really appeals to me.  What a pleasant  time it would be to enjoy some lovely tea and read some of his poetry.  I like the way they used to decorate covers of books!

   I hope you have enjoyed this week's post.

Here are the tea parties I will be joining this week.  Hope you will visit them too.

Remember, these may not be available every week so check to be sure.