Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Vintage Tudor Rose Teacup...

While packing up my china cabinet for our move I came across this lovely teacup given to me a few years ago by my very dear friend.

My friend's aunt whom she had been taking care of for quite awhile died and left a gorgeous collection of English bone china teacups. Her aunt was actually from England and moved to the United States in the early 60's. So all of her collection was pre-60's. My friend's sisters swooped down on the aunts home to grab the teacups. They didn't really want anything else. This was all done while my friend was arranging the funeral, etc. 

When Jackie (my friend) got to the house she noticed that all but a few of the teacups were gone. She was livid!!! She was in charge of the aunt's belongings. She didn't want all of the teacups and was willing to share, but seriously three of them left. Jackie was able to reclaim them and go through all the teacups and pick out the ones she wanted. 

She picked out this very special Tudor Rose cup for me. She knew how much I loved roses (my mother's maiden name is Rose), loved the Tudors and anything involving the English pastime of tea.  I treasure this cup, I think it's beautiful.

Tudor Rose~ Collingwoods
Back stamp was printed between 1937-57

Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. 
Norman Macewan.

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