Saturday, August 29, 2009

King George V tea caddy spoon

Boy do I love tea caddy spoons!!! If you are looking for an affordable collection to start, these are so cool! Tea was once extremely expensive & kept in locked tea caddies (boxes) with a little scoop or spoon locked inside. They have been a popular souvenir in England for 200 years.

This little cutie was made to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary of England in 1935 and measures 3 inches long. The tea caddy spoon has an applied enamel dedication disc and crown. Cute!!

Tea caddy spoons at Time Was Antiques can be seen at this clickable link:

We went to our farmer's market today and came home with nectarines, tomatoes, sweet onions and fresh picked spinach. Can't get better than that. Hope you have a great day and look for something new to learn about.

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