June 06 2011
Lucia van der Post
If the cup you drink your tea out of matters, take a look at Richard Brendon’s charming notions. He tracks down the most delightful of china saucers from antique dealers and then puts on top of them a china cup hand-painted in platinum lustre. The mirrored effect of the platinum reflects the patterned saucer, thus doubling the pleasure. All for just £35 a time from his website, or the same price from Wolf & Badger. A pair – each, of course, different – would make an enchanting weekend house present or, if you can’t bear to give them away, buy one to perk up your own daily cuppa.