I love this one because of the fluting and deep cobalt blue color:
And I love this one because of its unusual shape and matte black ground, an edgy look which tempers the sweetness of the granny-looking floral:
Yesterday The Boy, Lovely Daughter #2, and I celebrated by having afternoon tea outside in the back yard. The decorated sugar cubes, a gift from LD#2, are from Barbara Cheatley's:
What a gift, to be able to drink tea with one's children, outside on a sunny winter afternoon.
It's even better in lovely teacups.