I was inspired to paint this French Teacup card from the miss-matched teacup and saucer I posted yesterday, both marked Haviland France. The design on the saucer was recreated on the shape of the cup. I included one of my French looking vintage doilies underneath with a classic toile wallpaper in French blue behind. The card was paired with an Orange Pekoe tea.
I was inspired to paint this watercolor by learning the real meaning
behind the term "High Tea" from my friend & historian Gary Holloway,
who has an impresive blue and white plate collection.
"High Tea" was coined by Sir Lipton who preferred to have his tea at a higher dining table verses a low table (such as the coffee table of today) where the ladies served their tea in the parlor or sitting room.