The teacup for this week is the vintage "Holly" by Lefton.
Stickers on bottom of saucer and cup read Lepton and Japan
The holly motif is sculpted on the cup and saucer
The Lefton “Holly” pattern has many pieces, from plates to candleholders. This includes reindeer as seen below. A matching sleigh is also available.
If you would like to survey various holiday china patterns available now, here is a nice online review of china with a holly berry motif:
The Christmas book for today is The Holly and the Ivy: A Celebration of Christmas by Barbara Segall. Clarkson Potter Publishers, 1991. The book is filled with historical tidbits about various Christmas customs, including the use of holly and ivy in holiday decorations.
The front cover has shiny lettering and little prints that look like stickers. There is also a real tartan ribbon wrapped around the front edge of the book.
I am linking today’s post to:
Tea Cup Tuesday, is co-hosted by Martha at Martha’s Favorites and Terri at Artful Affirmations.
Tea For Two Tuesday at the Plumed Pen.
Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday with Wanda Lee and Pam at The Silken Purse and at Breath of Fresh Air.
Tea Party Tuesday hosted by Trisha at Sweetology.
Embrace The Season Christmas Tea
hosted by Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage.
Tuesday Cuppa Teahosted by Ruth
at Antiques and Teacups.
Teacup Thursday at Miss Spenser’s Blog.
Flaunt It Fridayhosted by Kate at Chic on a Shoestring.