Friday, April 4, 2008
Twinings Tea Memorabilia
During my recent interview with Tea Party Girl, I mentioned some Parker pens with the Twinings logo that I found on eBay several years ago. Candyce has asked to see a picture, so here you go! I like the fact the pens were made in the colors of the Darjeeling, English Breakfast and Camomile flavors of tea.
And here is the book I found on eBay about the same time, "Twinings: Two Hundred and Fifty Years of Tea and Coffee 1706-1956." This book by Stephen Twining was published in 1956 to commemorate the company's 250th anniversary.
And this oversized teacup (minus its saucer, but oh well) was a flea market find, not an eBay find, purchased for $3 back when the wonderful old Lakewood Flea Market in Atlanta was still going strong. On this side, a likeness of founder Thomas Twining (and his curly perm), and on the back ...
... a drawing of the Twinings Shop at The Strand in London. I've been there, and it's incredible to think that the entrance is the same one tea lovers have been passing through to participate in the tea trade since 1706. If you're a collector, it's always fun to search out pieces related to one of the big names in the world of tea, and Twinings is certainly that.