Hello & welcome to the latest addition to my regular series called Tea Cup Tuesdays. I was so glad that I stumbled across this meme a couple of months ago. It gives me chance to share my treasures and have a wander down memory lane as I recall the story that accompanies the various tea cups.
This week is a Victorian coffee cup, produced to commemorate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887. I promise, I do have other non commemorative tea cups, but I am posting about them in the order they appear in the china cabinet in my breakfast room! I know your probably thinking that is organised, but it really helps my shocking memory!
Here is the little treasure
Isn’t it sweet? This was my first purchase back in 2002 from a well known auction site – eBay! The little coffee cup cost about £5 and I was delighted with the purchase. It didn’t matter that it had some damage to it, as that I feel simply adds to the character of such a little piece. I wonder who purchased this item and from where and how much. I do wish the little cup could tell me of its life before I purchased it, but that is not to be. So it sits in my china cabinet, amongst the china that I have either collected or inherited and is often admired.