Greetings Tea Friends,
I hope this post finds you in good spirits and enjoying the blessings of autumn.
I am enjoying the subtle changes in the garden. We are still experiencing temperatures in the high 80's so the roses are flourishing. The cut roses here are from my Pinata rosebush. It's always a surprise which colors will bloom.
As many of you know, Shelley teacups are my favorites. Their artistry is remarkable! A while ago I was on a mission to find an antique Shelley to add to my collection. Of course I found many on ebay and Etsy, but the costs were quite prohibitive. A couple of months ago I did find an antique Shelley ~ very simple but still an antique!
So this brings us to our featured teacup...a Late Foley Shelley in the Star Border pattern (#10333).
~ from The Shelley Tea Ware Patterns by Sheryl Burdess
Backstamp from 1910-1916
Someone (recently) wrote the pattern number on the back
"Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage."
I wonder about the voyage this teacup undertook to arrive in my house.
I look forward to sharing a different type of post next week which features a bit more writing and a glimpse of everyday life. (The Simple Woman's Daybook) Fun to get out of our comfort zones and try something new. Back to teacups the following week.
I'm joining these parties for tea: