Friday, 10 June 2011

A different cup of tea

A different style of teacup today:  "Sunday Best Cups":  passed down from a different generation who enjoyed  a nice cup of tea with milk and sugar and a slice of buttered bread or home baked fruit cake at the CWA or in the kitchen, along with a good ol' chinwag (mind you I probably wouldn't say no to the nice piece of cake and a listen in on the chinwag!).

The top teaset (my favourite of the three) was passed down to me from my maternal grandfather's sister, Great Aunt Kate, who lived in a Queenslander on the hill overlooking Burleigh Beach (Qld) until around 1970. I often wonder what she'd think of Burleigh's main shopping strip, James Street, nowadays!  It's stamped "Kingston" A.B.J. Grafton China (made in England).
The second teaset came to me via my only uncle's wife, Aunty Thel.  She lived in Cessnock NSW in a miner's cottage until about 1980. It's stamped "156" Westminster Fine China (Australia).
The third teaset also came from Thelma and is stamped Royal Vale A1 Bone China 1513v (made in England).


1 comment:

  1. What a lovely idea. Coincidentally, the friends who recently visited from Victoria brought me an exquisite little cup, saucer and plate. Will photograph it and put it on my blog tomorrow. It is charming......I suppose that what is appealing about cups and saucers, the charm of the ritual associated with them. Cheers, E