Friendly Village in the New Year
Happy New Year!
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas season and are eager for what awaits in 2019.
I began the new year at one of my favorite places in the world~ Carmel by the Sea. After spending some time on the beach, I went to a wonderful coffee house/bookstore in nearby Pacific Grove. Despite the cold, I enjoyed a pot of chai al fresco.
Bookworks, located on Lighthouse Avenue, combines two things I love: tea and books. Whenever I visit, I find unique and wonderful titles at the bookstore which is located behind the coffee shop in the same store. I really try to support independent bookstores as much as I can. Every town needs an independent bookstore in my opinion.
Today's featured English teacup and saucer is "The Friendly Village" by Johnson Brothers. This was one of the "holiday" teacups I used for my Christmas Tea.
After visiting Carmel and Pacific Grove, I appreciate the calmness and beauty of "villages."
This pattern doesn't really depict a village. I do enjoy the variety of colors though.
The dinner plate is quite lovely, and I prefer this scene. (Pieces are available for purchase at Replacements.)
This pattern began production in 1953 and discontinued in 2003.
Looking forward to sharing more teacup and tea adventures with you in the new year.
Have a wonderful week,