The teacup that I have taken a photograph off today, is reminiscent of that trip to New York State and Washington DC, and the little collectors spoon from DC was one of my Mum's. I remember the excitement of staying in The Howard Johnsons opposite "Watergate" and being encourage (a child treking around sights in heat, you know what I mean), to visit all the DC attractions. We spent two days visiting everything from The White House to Arlington Cemetery and JFK's Eternal flame.
Who would have thought that my late Mother would have kept this little spoon, for me to find all these years later, now I will have to get all the old photograph albums out as well! This beautiful teacup was made by Coalport, and is covered in the most georgous flowers, the design is called "Ming Rose" and as I have the matching teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug, it is just perfect for a special teatime treat!