Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thursday Teacups And Tea Things, Brown Transfer Teacup, Toast Rack

Hi and welcome to Thursday Teacups and Tea Things. I am also joining Miss Spenser's Teacup Thursday and Coloradolady's Vintage Thingie Thursday.


I am really enjoying the fall season. The colors can be glorious. But already the trees are half empty having dropped the leaves that glowed so brightly so recently....sigh.  I am sharing an autum hued brownd transferware teacup with a wierd name. The cup and saucer is by Samuel Radford, England and was made in the 1930-1940s with the pattern name of Colonial Overhang. I just can't figure that out!!! Any bright ideas????

The cup and saucer is hand colored, which I love because no 2 are ever exactly alike. The teacup is ironstone and humble but so warm and homey to me...or homely if your a Brit!




I am also participating with Vintage Thingie Thursday. My vintage thingie is a toast rack. Toast racks were and still are to a certain extent, fixtures of English breakfast tables. And...you have to get used to lukewarm crispy toast to love them. But, you then have a great excuse to slather on the butter and jam to enjoy the toast.



Toast racks showed up in England in the 18th century and have been made in most materials from sterling silver to bone china with ivory and bakelite somewhere in the middle! This is a 1950s Old Hall toast rack with a very modern feel. Toast racks are now being used also as napkin holders and as letter racks in the office which is a great example for repurposing items. Recycling antiques & collectibles is green!!!!!

To see either the cup and saucer or the toast rack at Time Was Antiques, just click on the photos.

8 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

Thanks so much for joining me. I love the teacup. Toast racks are so fun!
Ruth

Flora said...

Great! I love the toast rack!!

bj said...

I took my VINTAGE description from a few websites about the age. Most agree from 7 years to 20 pretty well covers VINTAGE.

I love the brown transferware...and toast racks have always been so fun. I need to be on the lookout for one...

Thanks so much for stopping by...please come again.
Now, going back to follow you.
xo bj

Nani said...

The toast rack is pretty cool and I love the teacup and saucer, gorgeous!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Pretty teacup. I must say I do love the toast rack. I have one and it's great fun to use.

Diann said...

Beautiful teacup set! I love the toast rack too. I have been looking for one for awhile now. Happy VTT!

Curtains In My Tree said...

I love the toast rack I have a couple and use them for pictures and letters I cherish.
I seen you on The Coloradolady

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Very pretty teacup, and oh that lovely silver toast rack. You don't see many in the U.S....just lovely!

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