As a young girl, I had my own tea set like most little girls did. How I loved pretending to hold tea parties for my dolls and I. My set was Blue Willow and consisted of several other pieces besides the teapot and cups.
Sadly, this platter is all I have left of my set. I don't remember what happened to the other pieces other than they were likely broken or lost over the years.
I subscribe to the newsletter from the Royal Doulton store not far from us and sometimes they advertise some great sales. Last week they were offering a Blue Willow teapot for only $19.99. Who could resist for this low price, so I drove out to the store and purchased one. They were in the midst of unpacking lots of boxes and although we could find a stack of saucers, the cups evaded our search, otherwise I would have brought home a matching teacup.
I decided to use my Lennox butterfly wings teacup for a touch of pink as this is the last tea of the month to celebrate breast cancer awareness.
One of my favourite tea shops is the Blue Willow in Gravenhurst where everyone is served with their vast collection of this china pattern.
I will be linking on Tuesday for the tea gatherings with:
Rose Chintz Cottage
Antiques and Teacups
Bernideen's Tea Blog