This is a fitting way for me to enter the world of blogging with the teacup that started it all.
First of all, welcome to my blog-Tea Cup Tales and my first post! Over the past year I have been so inspired and motivated by fellow tea bloggers that I decided to create my own blog. Thank you for beginning this journey with me. More about me later...
Growing up I routinely liked to peer into my mother's curio chest and examine all of its treasures. This demitasse teacup was always on the middle shelf. Little did I know it was waiting for me. My great aunt, an impressive antique collector, purchased the teacup for me when I was a very young with the hope I would bring it into my own home one day. As I have begun to collect my own teacups I began to wonder about this teacup's origins.
This teacup is one of the last teacups made in the Shelley factory circa 1960s. It is a Sheraton 13289 with the 1940-1966 backstamp. While researching I discovered this particular pattern was produced for the Canadian market. I wonder how it made its way south to the United States? Where did my aunt acquire it?
Do you remember your first teacup?