Antiquing Saturday turned up trumps when I spotted this goooorgeous Victorian Tea Pot trivet.
After some research I have learnt that my new pretty would have been the base to a very elegant teapot. Unfortunately the teapot was long gone. Just imagine how beautiful it would have been with the matching trivet.
Victorian china and dinnerware is by far my favourite choice of china.
The colours used and the transfers that were also used are of such wonderful quality and have definitely stood the tests of time.
I adore the soft florals that were used and even though that pieces are definitely becoming more few and far between, when I find pieces that are always very affordable.
if a piece doesn't make me excited at my first glance then it doesn't come home with me.
It has to have me bouncing around with delight.
This trivet definitely had me doing that ! lol
It is now a much treasured piece in my collection and I bought it for a couple of dollars too !
I have definitely discovered a little bargain in this piece.
I always carefully wash my Victorian dinner ware in warm soapy water and always towel dry with a soft cloth so as not to scratch it.
I have been naughty on occasion and popped a piece in the dishwasher and I've had no problem with it, however I wouldn't suggest ever doing so. I have only ever done this with particularly fancy bevelled edge pieces which I couldn't get ground in dirt from without scratching.