Happy Tea for Two-sday to you! Today I thought I would talk about another teacup - though it's actually a tea set with sugar, creamer, teapot, cups and saucers.
It might be a little difficult to see the colors in the picture, but the set is painted purple and gold. The insides are a pearlescent white. Very pretty! It would be a special set just for how pretty and unusual it is, but it actually belonged to my Great Aunt Catherine, who passed away a few years ago. I am honored to have it!
My Great Aunt Catherine hand-painted this Bavarian china tea set while she was in high school. They had a China Painting Class! What a lost art. I think it's fascinating. She initialed and dated the bottom of each piece. The set was painted by her in 1928!
I never knew this set existed or that she had hand-painted any china. A couple of my Aunts were going through her things before an estate sale a couple of years ago and called to see if I would like them to pick out something for me. This is the set they picked out and shipped to me. How special! My Great Aunt Catherine also had a book written during the her last year telling many stories of her life. I have a copy and it tells of the China Painting Class!
I hope you enjoyed my little Teacup Tale today. Do you have any treasured teacups in your home?