Monday, November 1, 2010

Teacup Tuesday–Old British Castles

Today I’m sharing a teacup that I received at the “Teacup Exchange” event I attended last week.  It is a Johnson Brothers cup that was made in England in the popular Old British Castles pattern.


This pattern also comes in blue, but I think it is very pretty in pink.


This Johnson Brothers pattern has been in production since 1930.


It was created in 1928 by Miss Fennel, the daughter of a master engraver.  There are 45 different castles depicted on the various pieces.  One side of the teacup shows Stratford on Avon and the other has Penshurst Kenton depicted in 1792.


This saucer shows Kenilworth Castle in 1792.


Now I’m off to enjoy a cup of tea and a mincemeat square for tea break.


For those who haven’t tried mincemeat squares – they are basically the same recipe as date squares and are made with an oatmeal crust.  The mincemeat is smoothed in the blender.  I was pleased with the results using Borden “Nonesuch” brandy and rum mincemeat.


Don’t forget to visit the lovely Teacup Tuesday blogs of hostesses Terri and Martha.  You can also visit  Wanda Lee at Tuesday Tea for Two.


Bookie said...

A tea cup exchange? Wow, what a great idea...I will ponder that one. You received a lovely cup...color and design...castles, great!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Talking about teacup exchange, am doing one with my gf.. infact we exchange 4 teacups at one go! teehee.. but your teacup just lovely! Johnson Brothers collection will never out of style! great collection!

KathyB. said...

I agree with Bookie, a teacup exchange? That is a wonderful idea I just might steal!Thank-you for showing me the teacup and some history.The pattern is one that very much interests me~it comes in blue you say?

Kathy said...

Hello! What a lovely teacup and opportunity to get together with lovely ladies celebrating what you love and having the opportunity to give!
What a delight,

Dazie said...

Lovely tea cups! Tea cup exchanges sound great!

Terri said...

Beautiful! I have this set and I love to use it, especially around the holidays.
This little tea cup set is so nice for a cuppa hot chocolate with a few marshmallows. Mmmmmmmm.
Thank you so much for sharing with us today.

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

interested in more tea xchngs?
we have one for november :)
details on my teacup tues post today... welcome!

PeregrineBlue said...

Johnson Bros' never fails does it. I love their jugs too.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What a fun event! And the Johnson Bros British Castles is such a great pattern! Enjoy your newest teacup and saucer and have a wonderful day!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi :) Lovely teacup, especially being pink, my favorite color!

Happy Tea Tuesday!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Princesa Nadie said...

Really very pretty!
I love that red pattern

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, Oh that is such a beautiful tea cup, I love Johnson Brothers china. Thank you for sharing. Terri

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Wow! What a beautiful tea cup. You always have such wonderful posts. I look forward every week to what you will post. Have wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Steph said...

What great idea, a teacup exchange! This is a lovely one.

tales from an oc cottage said...

I just love this pattern!

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Marilyn said...

I love this style of teacup, very pretty. Now mincemeat squares do sound good. Where did you find the recipe? I am thinking of making something with mincemeat for the holidays, this might work.

Angela McRae said...

You are a great researcher, Maureen! I love hearing what you find out about all these great classic patterns!

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