This is an old book, a little wormy, which has my father's name written in the front and which I remember reading from when I was a little girl. It has travelled across oceans and back again. I love the old plates and think this is a 1930's edition.
Instead of putting the dormouse into the teapot, I am putting flowers in the sugar basin! This is a little pewter teapot, sugar basin, and milk jug trio. I had to rush Mr S to get it down from the loft, get it polished, and madly go into the garden in the rain to pick the blooms!
Flowers this week are Blue and White, I always used to see Alice as wearing a Blue Dress and white pinny, even in the black and white pictures, so White Centaurea,
Blue Aster frikartii Monch
White Agapanthusand a little of my new clover
Trifolium repens Dragon's Blood
I have liked Pewter for some time now, I even prefer it to silver! For many years I had wondered if I could use it as I thought it contained lead..but what a wonderful thing the internet is:
This what the Pewter society says: