Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday Teacups Shelley English Lakes and Butter Paddles for Vintage Thingies

Happy Thursday! I am joining Antiques And Teacups for Thursday Teacups and Things and Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday and Teacup Thursday with Miss Spenser.

I love landscape teacups, so this is one of my favorites. The design is called English lakes and it was made by Shelley China, England between 1954-1966 when the company closed.

The lake district is a gorgeous place, and well worth a visit if you haven't been there. I think the teacup design captures it so well!

It also made me think of what to share for Vintage Thingie Thursday. There are a lot of cows in the lake district, so here is a pair of butter paddles I brought home from a buying trip to England. I always think they are so fun when I find them. They are also called butter hands. They were used to incorporate, mix and form butter into slabs, large pats or molds so that the butter would not be warmed by your own hands. They made the work much quicker and much more efficient than doing the job with your bare hands.  They are usually in maple or another fine grained wood, but I have had an ornate pair of Victorian era walnut ones that were quite posh!

To see more info about the Shelley English Lakes teacup or the butter paddles at Time Was Antiques, click on the photos.

Have a great Thursday vising the teacups and Thingies, and don't forget to have a cup of tea with a friend.


LV said...

What a same this company closed as that is a lovely pattern.

Wanda Lee said...

Such a pretty Shelley teacup and those butter paddles are amazing also!

Oh my!.., I'm so very late with regard to last's weeks blog visits. What a week last week was!

Thanks so very much for joining us for last week's tea parties dear lady, we always so very much love having you join us for the fun!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

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