Monday, November 22, 2010

TeaCup Tuesday/Autumn Rose

Wedding Anniversary
is written along the inside of this
"Autumn Rose" Queen Anne Bone China England teacup.

This is one of many beautiful teacups within the family. This isn't one from my personal collection but one day it may be. As all my teacups shown so far, this one is also from the West farmhouse, the house that raised 5 generations, many collectables and antiques, but now rests at my mother-in-laws.

J & G Meakin
Hanley England
Iron Stone China

This creamy white pitcher has a story and from what I understand it was held by one of my husband's relatives, possibly great,great grandmother, protectively wrapped as she sailed to the free world. I love to believe this is true... it is in beautiful condition as it sits up high to adorn my mother-in-laws cabinets. She has many of the collectables from the farm as no one dwells in the old lonely farmhouse at this time.

J. & G. Meakin was an English pottery manufacturing company founded in 1851 and based in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. There are no signs of this being made in the 19th century such as "permanant colors or dishwasher proof" :)

Fall Whimsical Jars

I have really enjoyed making some of these jar toppers. I have a collection of 20 now. Most of them are decorated with winter or Christmas scenes. Stay tuned for those pictures soon to come. If anyone is interested in getting a sneak peak before they hit my Etsy, let me know. They are great for filling with homemade fudge, candy, or filling with crafts as a gift.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Give us this day our daily bread, O Father in heaven, and grant that we who are filled with good things from Your open hand, may never close our hearts to the hungry, the homeless, and the poor; in the name of the Father, and of the Sone, and of the Holy Spirit.
- from the abbey of New Clairvaux, ViƱa, California

Please visit Martha's Favorites for the last November Teacup Tuesday. Such beautiful rich fall colors!


Bookie said...

Love the white pitcher! The cup is so different in the shade of color..wondering what the wording is on the inside?

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow! precious treasures and i love the pitcher! unique..

Terri said...

This is a very pretty tea cup, and the colors are perfect for Autumn.
The pitcher is glorious as well. What a story too!
Happy Thanksgiving.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Your tea cup is so beautiful. I hope that tea cup becomes yours soon. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessings always, Martha

Lori said...

Hi Lisa! I love that teacup and that white pitcher is beautiful too--simple yet elegant. I also think your whimsical toppers are soooo cute! Can't wait to see the holiday ones. thanks again for stopping by my blog and giving me the support I needed. I'll stop by again---soon.