It's fun going to antique shops and I frequent the ones in our little town. One never knows what one might find in them. Treasures abound everywhere -- even my little town on the prairie.
A shop long closed (but with treasures still inside) opened again for this weekend and everything was 70% off -- of course, I went inside . . . and hopefully there would be a treasure!
And there was!
A tea cup from around the 1830's. It's handleless -- as early English teacups were (for the Chinese teacups (from whence the English got their tea) did not have handles.) And it was a true treasure -- $6!!!
I had to have a cup of tea with my new teacup -- tea for one, alas, because I had only one treasured tea cup. But the tea was in my silver pot -- a teacup like this deserves a silver pot! And the nosh -- a four layer chocolate cake! The teapot and the cake befitting such a Royal cup1
It has flowers -- pink and yellow ones and the green is not leaves but rather peacock feathers. And a flower and feathers are in the bottom of the cup and on the inside rim as well!
The saucer is abloom with flowers and peacock feathers and it's deep -- for saucers were used not to hold cups but rather to drink out of -- it's deep enough that it will hold the entire cup of tea!
And the nosh --
This delightful four layer cake! Alas, I did not make it just for me and tea -- it was leftover from a luncheon I had on Friday. But it did make an elegant snack that was perfect for my new elegant tea cup.
Alas, I would love to have three more -- or even be greedy and lust for five more -- but the only marking on the bottom is a blue Y -- I would have no idea where I could get any more -- for any price!
It's Tuesday -- which means that it's Tea Time -- There are so many wonderful Tea Times on Tuesday that I've decided to join them all! Plus, Marty at A Stroll Thru Life, has her Tabletop Tuesday -- and what is on my table is my new tea cup!
Visit these lovely ladies and enjoy your Tuesday Tea Times!
Martha (another Martha) at Martha's Favorites for Tea Cup Tuesday
Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor for Tea Time Tuesday
Wanda Lee at the Plumed Pen for Tuesday Tea for Two