When I first watched Downton Abbey, Mary is the one I am quite fond of, but as time goes by, I find her rather arrogant and sometimes ignores other people's feelings. She has her own struggles of course. Being the oldest daughter in her family, she has her own burden to carry. I guess all those tests she faces shape her into a more mature person.
I find this mauve tea trio quite a match to Mary's status and characters. The tea trio is by Wileman/Foley/Pre-shelley. I think it is in the style of Art Nouveau. The fern leaves reflect how the maker in that era put nature into everyday life objects. The color mauve/lavender is as popular as the royal blue for upper class I guess. The shape of the cup makes it a pleasure to drink from. Everything about this set is nature.
I hope that you enjoy looking at this tea set as I do.
Have a nice week.
I am joining Terri and Martha for Teacup Tuesday.