Glorious Sunflowers greeted me HOME... How lovely !!!! I'm weary but so happy ... I MISSED YOU ALLThank you for your kind patience, while I was away !!!! Teatime is never quite the same as settled into a cosy corner with my Teacup Tuesday Friends.
Today I herald a cup and saucer that I gleaned in an old antique shop in British Columbia, Canada... She was such a lonely little cup amongst several flowering sets. I was at once attracted to the silhouettes that surrounded the circular beauty. Of course, the ladies and gentlemen, in period costumes, in a garden certainly ,stole my heart. The yellow and black colors were also, a plus that just lead me merrily, down the pathways of curiosity.
The first question that ran through my mind was ... " When was it made"? and "How old is this cup" ? I'm certainly not an expert in China but I do have a passion for teatime cups and saucers, so I checked on the bottom.
Hmmmmm ..... Surprise, surprise.... What is this all about..? I knew that Paragon was a fine china and recorded # 705235 on the bottom of the cup . Heavens ...I felt like a super sleuth or Miss Marple uncovering the " Bone China caper".
I knew that the pieces were old because the lovely gilded rim of the china was alittle worn or should I say sublimely lipmarked with ageless sips . Yes there was definately evidence that this cup and saucer had been used by a grand tealover.. How exciting !!!!
Yes... Sometimes a rough estimate of age may be discovered by the mark on the base of the china....so ... I searched through the internet for Paragon heirloom china and Tah Dah ... I found the answer.
In this case the backstamp indicated that it was manufactured between 1921 an 1933. How lucky I was to find, such a fine example of this particular Paragon edition of " Silhouette" in powder blue. Yes ...Oh yes... I could be the next Agatha Christie ( hee hee)
Well, my teacup case is closed . I'm wondering, if you have solved any teacup capers lately? The more the merrier when it comes to teatime delights. How special is a cup and saucer sipped from the art deco or early 1900's era. !!!! I can tell you that it is fabulous. I'm savouring every delectable sip through my imagination ... as the Grand Lady with my little finger tipped up !!!
( Ha ha)
Your kind visits were so WELCOMED today... I really did miss you all, Ladies....
ENJOY your day !!!!
Incidently, the sunflower pictures were taken outside of my yard in the neighbouring fields. ... Aren't they glorious !!!!