Photo by Salt Water New England

Monday, July 22, 2019

Wedgwood Nantucket

Photo by Salt Water New England

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful Wedgwood. Is the pattern Nantucket?

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  2. Superb! Thank you.

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  3. It appears that your butler is wearing chinos - very preppy!

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  4. We use this china everyday and absolutely love it!

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    1. @newportgirl - we do too! sans the tea set....maybe we could find pint glasses in this pattern? ;)

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  5. This is such a refreshing cool breeze on a hot summer day. Beautiful.

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  6. Only SWNE could make taking tea during a heatwave look as elegant and refreshing as a gin and tonic on a shady porch with an ocean breeze.

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    1. Brittish soldiers, back then stationed in hot and humid India, of course adopted the idea that the best remedy for staying cool was to drink hot, black tea (which since has been scientifically proven to be right). However, an ice cold G and T sounds very good, especially if served on a shady porch by an ocean

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    2. Once upon a time, over 40 years ago, I roomed with a man who dealt in militaria as a sideline. A bundle of letters from a soldier stationed in India passed through his hands and I got a chance to read some of them. Various tropical diseases were serious problems then (before WWII) and in one letter, the writer mentioned that soldiers who drank a lot never came down with any of them or at least whichever specific disease he mentioned (probably malaria). Don't recall exactly which alcoholic drink it was but gin seems likely. The opiate of the working class.

      The families went up to hill stations during the hot season.

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    3. Most likely it was Gin and Tonic as the quinine in tonic is the core chemical in anti-malaria tablets.

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  7. I'd add some Firefly sweet tea vodka, from the SC Low Country, to that teapot.

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  8. Is Nantucket Basket still made in England? I have had Johnson Brothers Old Blue Willow for years. Now If I buy a replacement, I have to buy used to get pieces made in England.

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