The kindness of readers I've never even met just continues to amaze me! A few weeks ago, I got an e-mail from Susan in Ohio letting me know she'd found a tea goodie at an antique mall and it was headed my way. I was *thrilled* to open the package and find a bit of teaware I've never even seen before, much less owned, and here it is!
This side view shows you that the base is constructed with two built-in compartments to hold the sugar and cream. How's that for efficient design? I love it!
Here's an overhead view so you can tell more about it. The piece is by a maker I've never heard of before, Royal Elfleda, with design by "Allison LL," and it's marked "Not for Food Use." (I was tempted to have tea out of it anyway because it's so beautiful, but I refrained!)
And I had to get a close-up shot so you can see what may not be apparent in the other photos: these gorgeous butterflies, some in color, some metallic, are flying against a beautiful lacy backdrop that shimmers across the surface of these lovely pieces.
And when I saw that burgundy butterfly wing next to my new teacup African violet with the burgundy leaves, I knew it was a match made in heaven. Can you see why I so treasure this piece from my tea friend in Ohio?