Monday, 23 May 2011

A little Royal Albert

Well, I am joining in again with Teacup Tuesday! Today's cup is another pretty art deco chintz design and I am lucky enough to have a trio. It has the same pattern as the CWS cup I posted a while back and the cup in my blog header, but this time it has white panels, blue lines and green edging. I really love the colours of these flowers, so maybe it is not so surprising it pops up in my collection so often.

The handle is classic deco in a lovely soft green. 

Here is the backstamp. None of my chintz reference books have any reference to Royal Albert designs so I can only guess it must be 1930's ish because of the handle. It feels like a vintage rather than repro piece.

My tea today is green tea with peppermint and a lovely lime and coconut cupcake. I made these for a picnic yesterday which we had with friends near the sea - here.

This is another recipe from an amazing vegan cookbook that I cannot recommend highly enough if you love making cupcakes.

Tonight we are heading off for a very quick shopping trip to France. Top of my list will be my favourite Moroccan Mint tea bags that only seem to be available in France.

I am down to my last 5 tea bags and this is a serious state of affairs! How many boxes of tea fit in a shopping trolley I wonder?

If you would like to know more about Teacup Tuesday, pop over to Terri's lovely Artful Affirmations blog here or at Martha's blog here. You can find links to other people participating in Teacup Tuesday on these blogs too.

Thank you for popping by my virtual china cabinet again this week.