Tuesday, 10 May 2016


This ceramic tea caddy by the Queen's Grocer, Fortum and Mason.

A fortunate and lovely find.

Fortum and Mason located in Piccadilly, London.
Founded in 1707.

In 2007 they celebrated their tercentenary, producing a number of goods
and collectable items such as this limited edition hand painted tea
caddy with their special blend of white tea.

Tercentenary Tea Caddy
71/500 limited edition.

I still can't believe I found this in an Op Shop.

Still in its original box with the white tea
package unopened and in perfect condition.

I suspect it may have found its way to Australia via David Jones
or perhaps a traveller bought it back from holiday.

White tea blend.

However it found its way to Australia and that little
Victorian rural Op Shop may never be known - but I'm
pleased I walked into the shop when I did.

It's mine and it's a keeper!

''Thrifting, a pirates life for me...''


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