"Strange how a teacup can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company." ~Unkown~
This lovely blue willow teacup is part of an early tea set...probably early 1800's...unfortunately it isn't complete and it has a few chips. I say..."Oh well"....it means that this set had a life. Someone drank their tea from this cup during good times and probably bad. How many secrets could this cup tell if it could talk?
The cup itself is on the small side and the saucer is deep. You don't suppose it's owner poured the tea from the cup into the saucer and then drank from the saucer do you? I've been told that my great-grandmother drank her tea that way.
I think I will make mine Earl Grey Green and drink from a mug.