Thursday, May 20, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The oak tea caddy with the porcelain lining and EPNS silver plated fittings above was just added from my downsizing personal collection. The tea caddy has the most touching hand engraved message To My Old Pal Sid, And Vera From Wilf 1930. I just love it! Evokes dart players at the pub who play and drink their Guiness together and Sid is getting married so Wilf gives him a tea caddy. It is too cool!!!
Tea caddies were a regular part of every English household (we still are using 3 at the moment) and were as exxential as the American coffee maker. Their styles changed through the years and tell a history of the people and the culture of the country. Great collectibles and still very affordable.
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