For the swap we got to say what we liked in our tea cups and she said that she liked pinks and deep reds, roses and a few other things. As you can see I hit the pink, red and roses bit of her request. The swap also required that we include our favorite tea and a small gift. I have already blogged about the small gift I sent her you can view it HERE I also decorated the shipping box which you can see HERE
Okay more about this fabulous tea cup. When I read about my partners tea cup requests I took a swing over to ebay and started perusing. I found a few that I really liked but nothing that fit my partner. That was until I clicked on this image and that was all she wrote. I bought it right away and then went hunting for another one for myself (yes I know I have a problem).
This is an old pattern by Royal Albert that has been re-done a few times. This particular shape of cup is post WWII while the floral design is much older. So if you go looking you will find this design on a number of differently shaped pieces, which to me is cool...they match but yet they don't.
My swap partner received her goodies a few days ago and was thrilled with this selection because believe it or not this is the pattern she has decided to collect for her china pattern. How cool is that, I started her China collection!