Villeroy & Boch, Germany
This is one of the most whimsical tea sets in my collection. Hubby purchased it in Germany during his last trip there as an early Christmas gift for me. I absolutely adore the fluted saucer and salad plate. The cup has has little toy motifs and snowflakes sprinkled around it. Holly leaves, berries, and snowflakes decorate the red saucer which is trimmed with a green border.
The salad or dessert plate has a large green border sprinkled with the same toy motifs and snowflakes as the cup. It has an inner band of red that matches the saucer. In the center of the plate is a traditional Christmas tree replete with ornaments. This tea set is aptly named Toy’s Delight and one can enjoy Christmas tea while watching The Nutcracker Ballet.
Seltmann Weiden Bavaria, Germany I am so excited to share this teacup and saucer with you. They arrived in the mail two days ago as a surprise gift from hubby. He saw them on eBay and made the purchase because the pattern matches the Dorothea China Blue teacup and saucer he brought home from Germany [...] Continue reading →
Iittala, Finland I am so excited to share this with you today. Last week hubby return from Europe with six teacups and saucers from the various countries he visited. Yes, I am one blessed gal! They are all very pretty and I will share each one in the days ahead. Though he did not go [...] Continue reading →
Belleek, Ireland This Neptune Seashell design is a Belleek classic that was brought back into production in 2001 with the Belleek in Retrospect 2001 marking. The delicate soft pink scooped shell teacup measures 3½ inches in diameter. The feet are two tiny conch shells trimmed with gold while the handle is a sculptured piece of [...] Continue reading →
China The blue and white pattern shown on the saucer and bowl is somewhat reminiscent of the classic Spode Blue Willow pattern. Ironically, the Blue Willow pattern is a Western depiction of a typical Chinese landscape. I guess imitation is the sincerest compliment. Today, the Blue Willow pattern is in turned played back by Chinese [...] Continue reading →
Roy Kirkham, England Tea mugs are really nice when you want a quick cuppa and do not have time for the full works. They are tall and deep enough for the teabag to steep comfortably in the hot water. They are especially practical when you are alone and want to settle in with a good [...] Continue reading →
Royal Crown Derby, England This was indeed a “lucky” find at a second-hand store. The design was first produced in 1932 and is known as Colorful Birds of Paradise and Oriental Pheasants taken from an original embroidery. The warm colors remind me of fall/autumn. Continue reading →