This week it is bathroom teacups! No, not everyone has a bathroom decorated with tea cups, and no, I don’t brew or serve tea there. But the guest bathroom makes a nice place for some extra cups and saucers to rest.
This tea cup a friend found at her church rummage sale for me. It has a nice silver handle and very round, shallow bowl. It says Made in Japan.
The bottom cup was a new gift from one of my book club members. I was dealing with some difficult issues, and she brought tea and tea cup to remind me not to steep in my worries. It is a lovely shade of blue and with such beautiful birds. This sweet little bird sits nearby and seems to go with the cup.
This cup and saucer are marked Windsor Ware from Johnson Bros, Made in England. About ten years ago, DH was sent to Windsor, Canada to work for six months. He entertained himself on the weekends by taking drives or bike rides across the countryside. The Windsor area was beautiful, and I got to visit a couple of times. One Saturday he was driving around and saw an elderly woman having a small rummage sale on her lawn. He stopped and poked around. Although the cup did not look like something I would choose, she only wanted $2 for it, and he thought it interesting. I agreed when I saw it and have enjoyed having the touch of brown added to my cache.
In this same bathroom, there is one tea pot. This was a birthday gift from a group of friends. It is a lovely pot, so spring-like and holds a large quantity of tea. It is a little difficult to brew in unless each cup is poured through a strainer. It is best to brew the tea elsewhere and decant to this one for serving. I do not use it a lot for tea, but do enjoy its beauty.