Hello friends and welcome to my 21st Tea Time Tuesday!
The lilacs are out and so are my pansies so I thought I would share both because the teacup I am featuring today has violets on it. Doing the purple theme today.
This lovely little teacup was a housewarming gift from my hubby's aunt when we moved into our first home. We moved in the month of February; hence the February teacup. Hubby's aunt has since passed away so the teacup holds much sentimental value.
The pattern is called 'Violets' and it is made of fine bone china by Royal Albert in jolly old England. It is one of the 'Flowers of the Month' collection. Inside and out, the teacup is adorned with pert little purple violets. The teacup itself and the saucer are both edged with 14 carat gold.
The little silver spoon once belonged to my youngest son.
The pansies are from my garden and they are in my oldest son's silver baby cup which is a bit tarnished but I rather like it like that. I do shine it up from time to time.
There is a tiny lavender-blue flower in the Rose Chintz pattern so the lilacs look very nice in this pitcher.
I just love the fragrance of lilacs, don't you? It's too bad they don't last a bit longer! Actually, many varieties are on their way out right now.
Would you like to try a sugar cookie with your tea? Would you prefer a teacup or a mug?
The participants below are listed in the order in which they started participating. Those who have a star beside their link are also hosting a Tea Party.
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi