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Charming tea cups for the discerning drinker

An enchanting way to perk up one’s daily cup of tea

Charming tea cups for the discerning drinker

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.