Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tea a la a bit 'o the UK

This, well..... this is just one of those remarkably curious wrinkles of fate that is wonderful.  Found on a  recent treasure hunting trip ~ which, for me is every time I step foot out the door. It's like breathing for me.  I'm incapable of not looking, not seeing, things that are orphaned, about to be dumpstered. Add to that the facts that a) people know that of me b) people who don't know me seem to sense it. Put all those fiddly bits of information together and the fates seem to wind my path to the amazingly beautiful "things"....

This amazing collection was no exception to the way these things seek me out. Found in the back of an open shed, in one half of a study but very dusty box that originally held fruit shipped from Africa and covered with crumpled papers it appeared an empty box filled with discarded paper.  A bit of poking revealed a very old & time faded tag with a UK pounds price. Thru dust and damp and detritus I dug. This is what I eventually unearthed....
This image is, I'm guessing sans proper count, 1/3 of the total number of pieces.
It was 50 % ~ 'gotta-go' reduced.
It's older than the dirt it was covered in, lol
"The old girl" (aka farmhouse)  is pleased
She loves an old world tea in the dining room
with ancient cups, delicate sandwiches, cakes and scones!
Can't wait to research it, then see how much of it I can realistically fit
 into my tea-cessities collection cupboards
An enjoyable challenge without doubt!
Will any escape me to be adopted/shared?
Not if I can help it, lol - but cupboard space being what it is - we'll have to see! roflmao


TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh and what a lovely and delicate set she is! I do believe the old girl is well-pleased! It would seem to suit her well!! Wonderful find my friend...Now about that scone??? ;o) Smiles & Dusty Hugs ~ Robin

BumbleBeeLane said...

Beautiful set! I can imagine some tea and scones and little finger sandwhiches.Be there at high

Country Girl said...

What a find! Looks like the one I have from the UK. It was a wedding gift back in the early 80's so it's not that old!