Thursday, January 26, 2012

Teacup Thursday, Scottish Themes For Burns Night

January 25th, or around that date, is celebrated in many parts of the United Kingdom to celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns, the famous poet. So I am joining Teacup Thursday with Miss Spenser and Vintage Thingie Thursday with Coloradolady with that in mind.








This Shelley China, England teacup has a thistle theme...perfect for drinking a cup of tea in honor of the Scottish post. The cup and saucer is in the Cambrodge shape and was made between 1955 and when the pottery closed in 1966. I love the thistle pattern! 

And here is a hand made vintage plaid tea cozy to go with it...albeit in a clashing red...with a white heather and purple thistles scottish motif:




Burns Night is celebrated with Scottish themed dinners, recitations, toasts. A wee dram is expected to be raised in his honor! Neeps and tatties for sure...who knows...haggis, anyone? And why not a Burns theme tea party?

A famous Robert Burns quote can also apply to the tea table:

 We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne.
-Robert Burns

To see more of the Shelley teacup or tea cozy at Time Was Antiques, click on the photos.

 

8 comments:

LV said...

Enjoyed visiting and seeing your great vintage items.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I love learning new things when I read your wonderful blog!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Your scottish theme teacup is so lovely! I love the pink thistle design.

Lisa

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love Shelley and Burns...but can't say the same about haggis!
Ruth

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love this post - I adore china with pink flowers and Robert Burns! :)

Happy VTT!

c. Joy said...

I'm never dissapointed by the items you bring to VTT. Today I learned something and enjoyed looking at your treasures.

Denise said...

Oooo I love learning new things about Scottland.Lovely china pattern

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Just beautiful! Loved visiting your blog...my dream is to visit England and spend time exploring the villages. Warm hugs, Esther

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