Teacup Thursday: The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady

One of our family's favorite things is Nature Studies; we have found that it gives your child a regular opportunity to get in touch with God's creation. One of my personal favorite books that has encouraged me with Nature Studies is an old book, which, thankfully, has been reprinted: The Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady, by Edith Holden.

This lovely book displays a record of England's countryside through the changing seasons. Scattered throughout are various quotes, poems and personal thoughts. Every page has beautiful paintings of birds, butterflies, bees and flowers, which reflect Edith's deep love of nature. Edith never shared her book with any one...for 70 years it lay undiscovered. Thankfully, for us, the book was published, and we have the rare privilege of peaking into the pages of this nature lover's delight.
Back in 2001, a sweet friend of mine, Deb Christiansen, gifted me with this tea cup which is made by Noritake. It's my understanding that different pieces have different monthly designs from the book on them. My tea cup today is from the month of October "Then came October, full of merry glee ~ Spenser." Miss Spenser used to love this special cup, because it was one of those rarities...the person who wrote the poem actually spelled their name like hers, with all "s"!

Here's a picture of our Friend Deb - sipping tea from her own Edwardian Teacup and Teapot. Hope you enjoy this special tea cup today...I am blessed to have such great friends...Thanks Deb!!
A Picture of Deb's Lovely Book, Teapot and Teacup

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  1. As a homeschooling mom who educated via the Charlotte Mason style of learning, I use nature study as a large part of our nature and science studies. The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady has always been one of the very highly recommended resources. It really is a gorgeous book, is it not?

    And the teacup and teapot which match it are so beautitul. I especially LOVE that teapot.

    Wishing you a lovely day,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  2. I have that book! Love it! I didn't know they made a tea set with her artwork! It's beautiful!

  3. I have that book too but what a lovely addition you have in the teapot and cup and saucer! Very lovely!

  4. How lovely!
    I always enjoy looking at the pages of our copy of the book! What a beautiful tea cup...just lovely.

    Joyfully in Jesus,

  5. I love it all, the book, the teacup, and the teapot. Now you have me looking for them. I may have the book somewhere, it looks very familiar.


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