My brother gives me the best gifts, I don't know how he finds these things but they are always wonderful and exactly what I want...even if I don't know I want it.
For Christmas this year he gave me this quaint and adorable tea set, the pattern is Briar Rose by Copeland.
I have never come across this pattern before, but the decoration and the design is so evocative of the early part of the last century ~ and that is indeed when it was first produced but has long been discontinued.
There are: four dessert plates, four cups and saucers, a creamer, sugar bowl, and the enchanting teapot.
Right now I have it all on display in a corner of my kitchen but I am thinking of trying to find four dinner plates and using it for luncheons. If not it will mix in quite well with my other white dishes.
It is so very elegant that it makes me feel elegant too! It looks exactly like something that Mapp and Lucia, from E F Benson's books and BBC series, would use to have tea at Tilling-on-Sea.
In the spirit of English china...Ta ta for today! Anyone for tea?
~ Thank you John ~
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