Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Teacup Tuesday Memories

As I sit here this morning sipping my cup of tea, thinking back to a holiday from my youth (although now seems such along time ago), which I took with my big Brother Tim and my beloved Mother Maureen. 

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!


  1. Hi Jilly,
    Well done for making it to the Linky...
    see you soon.
    Smiles, Angela.x

  2. What a lovely teacup and how nice to have the teapot, sugar and creamer to match! It makes an elegant set. Very special too to have the spoon -- sweet memories. Happy Tea Day!

  3. Your set is both delicate and stately looking. Nice to have memories with it too.

  4. I too had the trip to D.C. as a kid. I remember most of it and totally was in awe of the White House (we had a tour inside!).
    Your tea cup is very pretty! I love the floral pattern too. How wonderful you have so many pieces to go with it. And it is very sweet that your mum saved the spoon from your trip!

  5. Thanks for all your lovely comments, its great to have such fond memories and I look forward to making more special memories in the future too!

  6. Coalport china is just so lovely.