Red White Blue Tuesday

red22In honor of Independence Day , I have chosen a traditional red, white and blue theme.  Coincidentally, bought this red cup and saucer at an antique shop a week ago.  The purchase was not specifically for the holiday.  I just happen to like red cups and I do not see them often.

This Royal Grafton back stamp is circa 1957.  It is a beautiful true red which I call candy apple red.  Pretty gold gilding reflects the nice light nicely.  The white handle and interior shows up nicely.  The  cup’s footed pedestal is shiny gold.red3




I am linking with others this week where there may be other patriotic teas: Martha’s Favorites, Bernideen’s Tea Time, Antiques & TeaCups, and Rose Chintz Cottage.

Have a happy, safe 4th of July.


4 thoughts on “Red White Blue Tuesday

  1. You are right, Bernideen. The backstamp is older. I have another red Royal Grafton with a later backstamp. The porcelain is not as fine and delicate on the one I featured this week. Thank you as I had not noticed the difference before.


  2. Hello Jill,
    What a handsome teacup! You’re right, one does not see many red teacups around and yours is really gorgeous. Royal Grafton is a wonderful maker. The red really pops against the blue checked tablecloth. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Have a beautiful day and Happy 4th of July!



    • Hi Sandi, I had to scramble to find something blue to get a patriotic theme this week. I am glad I made the effort. Actually, red cups can be appropriate for several holidays. Thank you for hosting. Missed you last week, but glad you had a break and enjoyed time with family. Enjoy the holiday weekend.


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