Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Springtime Teacup Trio Collection


As I was growing up in our small Kentucky town, my mother displayed a few “antique” dishes in our home. Those dishes were “treasures” my brother and I were not allowed to touch. One in particular I admired and loved was this teacup trio. My mom did not drink tea. Coffee was her beverage of choice. She probably did not know what a scone was, but she sure could make a fabulous cream pie! I don’t know where she got this beautiful English Bone China Crown Staffordshire teacup trio. Did it come in a box of detergent; did she get it at the local grocery store with a purchase of a certain amount in the 1950’s, or was it a gift? I wish I knew. I have long admired the pretty delicate multi-floral pattern with the scalloped gold edging. An online search revealed the pattern is Crown Staffordshire Springtime. I have not been able to locate the dates of production. This teacup trio is mine now, and is on display in my dining room. I have searched antique malls, junk stores, consignment shops and online and have added enough of these pretty trios to set a table of six for afternoon tea.
Hmm…I think I will plan a “Springtime Tea.” OK, let’s see -- I can use this special spring floral china, use spring flowers as the center piece, invite my gardening friends and now for the menu…..
Tea party planning has brought a ray of sunshine and a little "springtime" into this dreary, rainy Kentucky day!

4 comments:

Revee said...

I love your trio set. How nice it is to have something that you remember always seeing as a child. :)

Maybe someday you'll upon more dishes like these - just keep looking!

Revee

Melissa Jennings said...

I am looking forward to our springtime tea ;-) I love hearing these stories of our family.

Love,

Melissa

Gwen said...

I garden, can I come??

Steph said...

It is very lovely! And what a special thing to have from your Mom.

 

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