I was going to ask if there were places in this world where holly grew and robins played together at Christmas, and then I remembered that it doesn't have to be Christmas when holly berries thrive.
It's cute and very unique cup. Are you planning to fill it with coffee or set it high on a shelf to admire?
I was just thinking that the little bird is hogging the handle and it would just about be impossible to drink out of it! ha. I'm going to have to do some investigating and see how much it's worth. That might determine how high on the shelf it goes! haha.
I think it must be a southern Christmas cup and that is why it has a robin on the handle. :)
I think it's British...and English Robins are there in the winter...a very common Christmasy symbol there.
The more I look up Christmas and robins, the more sense it makes. We always look for robins as the first sign of spring so I never associated them with Christmas at all, chickadees maybe, and cardinal definitely. Now that I know it's an English thing, I like the cup even better.
It's very cute and it screams out "Betsy!"
Doesn't it? haha...It screamed, "Keep bidding!" and I did! ha.
ha. now how do you hold the handle?it is very cute. smiles.
Martha and I were just discussing that! Makes it a little difficult, doesn't it? And it's too small for the amount of coffee I drink. ha. I'd need to fill it 12 times! lol....
Maybe it's meant for Christmas tea. :)
maybe,...but the handle would still be an issue. ha.
I love your Christmas cup, look adorable and Christmassy;)))
Isn't it sweet? It's very old...which makes me like it even more!
Is perfec for your Christmas coffe!I love old things too:)
Yes is so cute!!! I can smell spiced cider!Ann
Love it...:o)Cheers!Linda :o)
it is beautiful and very "you"!
SO me, I do agree!
I am sighing.. Guess it's not going to Etsy, Betsy? I LOVE it. So adorable. By the way... Holy Banana Split - that looked delish!
haha... no, this one is staying with me! ha.
It is definitely unique! And I bet it is one of a kind. Almost looks hand made. And I agree about the handle...it must have been made as a display piece.
I did figure out it was made around 1860-1880, so it's very old! Mint condition, too...obviously not used and only a display piece.
Hi Betsy - British Christmas robins are everywhere at that time of year ... I've already seen Christmas cards on sale!! Summer's still around ... but that mug is wonderful ... Hilary
Isn't it? I was hoping you might know more about it or might have seen one. It's so old, though, that maybe they are scarce or just very unique! I need to do more research!
yes it is :)
Merry Christmas! :-) Take carex
but that makes it worth more, right? I hope...
Quite cute indeedDon't even have to feed it seedCats can't stalkWould have guessed you'd grab it as soon as you gave it a gawk haha
You know me well!Yep, I thought it was swell! ha.
This is pretty awesome Betsy and perhaps depressingly for me at least it's just four months until we'll need stuff like this, Christmas will be around before we know it!
Is there anything that doesn't depress you, Matt? :)
I would of snatched it up in a second! Because of it being an oddity and really not functional. Ohhh...don't put him up to high on the shelf, he's cute.
he's not up high yet....he's on my desk looking lovely. :)
I am already wondering what kind of Christmas robins I can find around here, even though all our robins fly south for the winter.
I bet you can find some.. english robins are smaller....more like a sparrow in size. I see them on christmas cards a lot...
lovely! and an interesting combo. makes sense for it to be English. Hope you're having a lovely Thursday!
thank you! :)
I want it! Want it, want it, WANT IT! And if I can't have it I shall scream, and scream, and SCREAM until I get it! And I might even stamp my foot as well! (several times)Can't you tell that mummy spoilt me as a child. . . . .Seriously, I think it is great, you had a good find there.
Well, if you want it, then I know it's nice! haha. I think I can hear you screaming all the way across the pond! haha. I almost emailed you today and asked if you knew anything about it. It's old...hard to decipher the maker's marks but I think it was made in the 1870's or so. Can't find anything like it online. But it sure is pretty, isn't it? :)
SO CUTE! I hate missing auctions! But...kids kept me from them this last couple of times! I'LL BE BACK! The TRUE treasures you find at auction! FUN!
I'm serving coffee! Stay and chat!And no awards, please! Your comments are my awards!