Thanks to a recent E-bay purchase I now have my third piece of red transferware - which constitutes a collection! ;-) The seller described it as an "oversized" teacup, but I didn't realize how oversized it was until it arrived in the mail. It holds 16 oz. I've seen large teacup planters in garden centers before, but I've never seen an actual oversized drinking teacup until this purchase. Have you?
To put its size into perspective I sat a standard 6 oz. teacup next to it. I doubt I'll ever find another oversized red transferware teacup to go with it, but I'm happy that I at least found one.
Like my other pieces, it's made by Alfred Meaken in Staffordshire, England, in the Tonquin pattern [the same pattern as the teapot I acquired].
Something else that's "official" - wintry weather in southeastern Michigan! After balmy 60 degree temperatures on Thanksgiving Day, it was quite a contrast to lift my bedroom window shade this morning and see snow. There's nothing like snow to provide atmosphere for the upcoming holidays.
View from the backyard doorwall.
It was just a light dusting of snow, but I couldn't resist taking a photo of our first snowfall this season.
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Today I'm linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups blog.