Sometimes I like to just sit in the peace and stillness listening to the ticking of the clocks.
I do my best thinking when I am alone.
On a day like this I like to brew a pot of my favourite tea and serve it in a cup and saucer.
One needn't dress up to use a cup and saucer.
I frequently wear my jeans a white tee and a cashmere cardigan when sipping from a bone china cup.
I have collected quite a few pretty cups and saucers over the years.
Sadly they seem to have fallen out of favour.
On a positive note one can find these in thrift and charity shops for under $10.
Mr. HB gave me my favourite blend for Christmas.
I think this might be my favourite cup and saucer.
I love the gold and turquoise blue together.
The bowl of the cup is shallow and wide and feels very comfortable in ones hand.
Royal Chelsea is the maker.
This dainty pattern by Aynsley is cheerful and when the tea is finished you can see the pretty flowers in the bottom of the cup!
As you can see I am drawn to gold and turquoise patterns.
Now to decide which cup to use...
Royal Chelsea wins again.
Why don't you join me for a cup of tea?
Do you have a favourite cup and saucer?
What pattern makes your heart swoon?
"Architecture is basically a container of something.
I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea."
~Yoshio Taniguchi ~