Monday, December 27, 2010

Spode Christmas Tree Tea For One

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I’ve always liked the Spode Christmas Tree china pattern.  It is one of the most popular Christmas dinnerware and serving ware collections in the world. 

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This pattern has an interesting history.  It was originally designed by Harold Holdway a designer for Spode in England.  He had never seen a Christmas tree and his design had presents hanging from the tree branches and a Santa at the top, instead of the usual star.  He amended the design, but the Santa remained at the top.

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The first piece to be manufactured was a plate with the wording “Wishing You A Merry Christmas 1938”.

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My Christmas gifts this year included quite a lot of tea.

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PG Tips, Yorkshire Gold and Dragon Eye Oolong are old favorites.  The Gingerbread Tea and the ornament filled with Chai are new to me.

I’ll probably continue to use my Sadler Christmas Poinsettia teapot and Spode Christmas Tree tea for one till the New Year.  The holidays go by so quickly, don’t they?

Be sure to visit Terri and Martha for Tea Cup Tuesday.  They have some gorgeous teacups to show you and links to other bloggers who also share their teaware treasures.

11 comments:

Marilyn said...

Love seeing the Christmas Spode. Nice teas too. Happy New Year!

Wanda Lee said...

Love your post about your 'Christmas Tree Tea For One', this week!..,

I'm back to visitng at long, long last.., Yay!

(I never knew I could be sooo tired and exhausted), yet our Christmas and holiday season was delightful; how was yours?

Happy, 'Tuesday Tea Time in Blogland'!

Have a happy, safe, creative, blessed, prosperous and fun New Year dear lady!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love the tea pot on top of the cup. I wish I had one. I too love the Christmas Spode. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Snap said...

Love your post about the Spode Christmas pattern. Learn something new everyday! Happy New Year and a happy tea day!

Terri said...

You have a lovely Spode tea for one! I do love Spode dishes. And, yes, the holiday does seem to go very fast once it is here!
Happy New Year to you!
Hugs,
Terri

The Tablescaper said...

OH, I have a lot of Christmas Tree Spode, but I have never seen the tea for one. It's adorable.

- The Tablescaper

Denise said...

Love your spode tea for one.I have the tiny pot on my tree .There's a photo of it if you like.I tried to put my name in for teatime tues on Marthas site.I'm not sure I did it right .Mine seems not to work.Would you mind cheking it for mePlease?Happy new year and God bless. Denise

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Such a pretty set! tea for one!.. perfect time to use on Christmas. and having Santa as tree topper is just rare & unique. thanks for sharing. Happy New Year
xo
fitty

Angela McRae said...

I have never seen a Christmas Spode tea-for-one set -- lovely! I bet you'll enjoy trying all those new teas!

Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing the history of the Spode Christmas pattern. Your teapot and cup set is darling. Happy New Year and thanks for sharing.
~Lynn

Princesa Nadie said...

I love your tea pot and cup Christmas tree patern...It's so pretty!
PG is one of my favourite tea,also Assam and Tetley...Tea is for me the most delicious drink!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Hugs

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