Oh the sunrise was just so very pretty this morning with many shades of pink! Spring officially begins tomorrow and I am ready. I have a few Easter decorations up in my tea room and will finish the rest of the house soon. As Tasha Tudor's book reminds us, SPRING is one of the seasons of delight..
I have a fun teacup and some information that goes with it to share today. I recently found this really pretty spring teacup at a sale. I was taken with it and noticed the sweet little lady on it. The cup was made by the QUEENS company in England in 1996 for the Avon company. Ah....a mystery. I went searching for some answers last night.
The cup was presented as an award to Avon representatives. I'm not sure what the rep had to achieve to receive it. It once came with a wooden base. It seems several different cup and saucers have been made and given out over the years. I really like this design the best of all that I saw doing my research.
The lady in the picture is Mrs. PFE Albee. Who was Mrs. Perses Fpster Eames Albee? She was the very first Avon representative, chosen by the founder David H McConnell. He chose her in the late 1800 to start selling his perfumes door to door. She was 50 when she took on the job in the Northeast. She was from New Hampshire and traveled by horse, buggy and train! She is often called the "Mother of the California Perfume Company".
The first scents sold were Violet, White Rose, Hyacinth and Lily-of-the-Valley. All did quite well and she was very successful.
There is a Facebook page for her....HONOR MRS PFE ALBEE, a Barbie doll, porcelain statures and there is a room dedicated to her in the Sheridan House Museum in Winchester NH! Who knew?
It is amazing what a pretty teacup has to share with you!
Happy Tea Time Thursday. Do enjoy a cup of tea today.