Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Teacup Tuesday

Hi everyone.
It's once again Teacup Tuesday.
I think this teacup is fitting because of it's name- AUTUMN. I know we are all running around decorating our homes and trees( at least I still am) but it's still AUTUMN till the 21st.

It is not fine Bone China like my other ones.But it is still light to hold AND it is my only teacup which comes with it's own milk pitcher.I just love the watercolor effect of the painted flowers and fruits- how the colors meld from one into the other. The Arts and Crafts feel of this teacup is unlike any other in my collection.

This teacup, from H&K Tunstall, is one of my all time favorites. Hollinshead and Kirkham (H & K) operated pottery works in Tunstall, England from 1890 on. After the First World War, the company began to produce items quite different from their normally staid china, in an attempt to boost flagging profits. The Art Deco, hand painted designs and abstract backgrounds in several colors, was produced sometimes in the 1920s and early 1930s.Truly avant-garde at the time!

It was my grandmother Josephine's.
It is the one teacup, out of all of mine that I know for sure was her and not Grandma Miranda's.

I love how the yellow flows into the inside edge of the teacup.

I'm going to put on the kettle, get out the PK Tips tea bags and think of Grandma Josephine as I sip and trim the tree today.


  1. I love your teacup!! Thanks so much for joining in!!

    You are so right...it is still Autumn...although we have snow on the way!


  2. Hi Susie,
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Yes I am married and have three boys, none of which complain about my decorating, thank goodness, pretty smart since I do the cooking, cleaning, laundry etc..... LOL. I will do a post on my camper after the holidays are over (; If you click on the pic of me on the right side of my blog, I have more pic of the camper there ( I think) I'm going to have to go back to my own blog and double check for myself where I put them. I'll let you know for sure. I love your Grandma's teacup, it is so nice to have meaning to them, I have my Nana's collection of teacups as well.
    Merry Christmas & Hugs~Kelly


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