Welcome Tea Friends,
I hope this post finds you happy and healthy. The 100+ temps have begun to weigh me down and my flowers. I'm starting to yearn for autumn even though I'll miss the warm evenings.
Well, the garden has certainly suffered from the drought. It's not enjoyable looking out onto brown grass and dry foliage, but all of us are doing our part to conserve water. At the start of summer I purchased some drought resistant plants and two pots of colorful moss roses. The garden desperately needed some color. I was not familiar with these flowers and thought they would add the perfect amount of color to one of my pots.
I have really enjoyed these tiny pom poms of color and they have done remarkably well in the heat. There is such a variety of color between the two plants.
I've learned moss roses originate from South America and their seeds are edible raw or cooked.
After I bought the these little roses, I realized I had a Royal Albert dessert plate named Moss Rose-an ebay purchase from over a year ago.
I've been trying to create some teacup trios and possibly "research" a pattern I would like to collect. Right now I don't own a complete teaware set. I do enjoy mixing and matching what I do own for tea parties, but one day I would like to have a set I adore. Also, I think it would be fun acquiring all of the different pieces for the set.
While on ebay, this Moss Rose dessert plate caught my eye and recently while on etsy a Moss Rose teacup and saucer caught my attention.
Can you tell which Moss Rose pattern is older?
It's the dessert plate on the top left. Royal Albert produced that Moss Rose pattern in 1946. There is more gold trim along the edge compared to the newer saucer.
Royal Albert 1946 Moss Rose backstamp
My first teacup trio courtesy of ebay and etsy!
Here is information on the Moss Rose backstamps and other teaware in this pattern: Royal Albert Moss Rose
I love the cup's subtle floral design. The pattern is feminine but not over the top and the gold keeps it classic. This pattern was produced from 1956-1960's. It was finally discontinued in 2001. I really think I'm going to start collecting this pattern. As of now, I'm using this teacup/saucer for my tea during the weekends. It's silly as tea drinkers not to partake tea in our lovely bone china cups.
I'd like to end this post with one of my aunt's beautiful lace doilies which she sews without a pattern.
The textured designs are simply amazing!
Have a wonderful start to September! I may be a bit slow in visiting all of your blogs this week, but hope to eventually get to all of them by the end of the week.