My old issues of Victoria magazine continue to bring me much pleasure, including this one, which, I realized, set me on a quest to find this very Wedgwood teacup and saucer bearing the handwriting of Josiah Wedgwood. I wouldn't obtain my teacup until almost 12 years after this issue of the magazine appeared, but at least now I know exactly how long I'd been searching for it! (Moral of the story: If you're looking for something, don't give up!)
The July 1996 issue contained so many goodies, I thought I'd take you down memory lane with me here. First of all, aqua blue glass canning jars are all the rage today, and you can find them lots of places, but I didn't realize Victoria featured one of the vintage versions (naturally) way back in 1996.
I feel as if I'm on a tea-spotting treasure hunt each time I look into one of these old issues of the magazine, and here, I found a teapot I don't recall seeing before, one the article said is by Walsh Trading Co.
But the teawares I loved most, clearly, were these teacups by Wedgwood, which from the get-go appealed to my writerly soul. I knew that it was a facsimile of Josiah Wedgwood's handwriting on them, but I did not know that ...
... the letter was originally penned by Wedgwood on Valentine's Day of 1774. So thank you, Victoria, for the lovely memories, and for inspiring the purchase of a teaware or two!