When the sun is at its brightest, colorful nasturtiums are in full bloom in the garden. The vivid orange, yellow, and scarlet blossoms are native to South America, but have taken seed in northern climates, where they grow prolifically. Nasturtiums are also noted for their smell. The word nasturtium comes from the Latin nasus (nose) and tortus (twisted), a reference to the flowers’ distinctive pungent aroma, which can make one’s nose wrinkle up.
This cheerful tea set in the “Nasturtium” chintz pattern was produced between 1912 and 1930 by Barker Bros Ltd., a pottery established in 1876 at the Meir Works in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.
From 2010 Teapot Calendar by Workman Publishing