Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holly Motif on Holiday Dishes

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:
http://www.squidoo.com/christmas-holly-china#module68813781

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.

7 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

All of your holly items are beautiful. The book is on my list of "wants". hugs ~lynne~

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carrie,
Your teacup and reindeer are extraordinary! I've never seen these before and they are simply wonderful. Love them! Thanks so much for sharing them with us and have a delightful week.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

these are really neat holiday teacups!

Texas Tea Party said...

I just enjoy seeing all the different Christmas sets. This one is especially lovely with the holly. The cute reindeers just make your collection even better. Merry Christmas! Happy Tea Time! Pam

Martha's Favorites said...

There is something so classic and beautiful about Lefton China. I love the way they do Christmas items. Yours is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us. Blessings, Martha

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love the feel of the Lefton Poinsettia pattern and the holly. I think the color is so gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing!
Ruth

Terri said...

Hello Carrie,
Your Lefton cup and saucer are gorgeous! Love that deep green color and the raised motif! The matching pieces are fabulous as well. What lovely items to have at the holiday.
Hugs,
Terri