Probably the last thing you want to read about on my blog is yet more tea cups but what can I do? I keep finding them ( or I'm given them as the case was with the Sweet Violet set).
These 3 lovelies are the latest additions. The one on the left I got at a garage sale for 2 dollars. The other two were found at a thrift store and cost me 3 dollars for both.
My favourite of the three is this one made in Galway and the pattern is Royal Tara Tara Brooch. I googled it and learned that the Tara Brooch is a Celtic brooch made in 650 to 750 AD. It was found in Ireland in 1850 and was one of the artifacts that fueled the Celtic Revival in the mid 19th century.
It is considered one of Ireland's great national treasures. On the off chance that you want to find out more you can search for The Legend of the Tara Brooch.
This tea cup has no legend or fame surrounding it but it's pretty and I like it. It has the words Royal Stuart, Spencer Stevenson, England written underneath both cup and saucer.
The last one is a Queen Anne Bone China, made in England. It has the main bunch of flowers inside the cup and also on the saucer.
Thanks for visiting and sharing my happiness as I keep collecting beautiful things. I'll try to find things other than tea cups but I can't guarantee anything!