Good morning my friends
If you have visited me before you know I love collecting china. This tea set is probably my favorite of all I have. My aunt gave me the first cup and saucer when I was a teenager and little by little I acquired a teapot cream & sugar, 8 cups and saucers , small plates and a square cake plate.
This is very dear to my heart because my aunt was very dear. My Aunt Lottie was the aunt we all liked to visit. She made the best chocolate chip cookies and I always wondered how they seemed to be just out of the oven even if we stopped by unexpectedly!
The pattern of the tea set is Dainty Blue by Shelley. Over the years several of the cups have broken, I chipped the spout and just recently I dropped something and it took a chip out of the creamer. The spout of the teapot was repaired perfectly so that you would never know it had been damaged, but over the years there is a little discoloration at the tip. I would like to replace the cups that broke and get a new creamer but it has gotten so expensive! I check on Ebay periodically but am always outbid. My only hope is maybe at a garage sale someone won't know the value of it! Whenever I have a friend come for tea I'll often use my dainty blue. Today I have a new friend coming for tea so I decided to use it. I love the daintiness of the cups, the way the cups are scalloped and the shape of the teapot.
I am so glad you stopped so I could share my dainty blue with you. I have 2 teacups set out but if you decide to pop in there's another one ready for you.
Until my friend arrives I'm back in the kitchen working on the backsplash. It's almost done and I'm pleased with the results so far.
Hope you have a great day. Thanks for visiting.