Did you know that sprigs of myrtle in a wedding bouquet is a common European tradition? And that a sprig from Queen Victoria's bouquet was successfully planted and is now rumoured to play a part in modern royal weddings? It seems sprigs from that very same myrtle bush have featured in subsequent royal bouquets. Kate, can you confirm?
I've never noticed a myrtle print before, but Svenskt Tenn have several pieces that feature the elegant pattern.
Above: The milk jug, teapot, cup, and coasters were all designed by ceramist Signe Persson-Melina as a part of a special collection for Svenskt Tenn's 80th anniversary in 2004. The plate is a 2012 addition to the collection. From their website:
The “New Swedish Pewter” collection was created prior to Svenskt Tenn’s 80-year anniversary in 2004. It was developed by 10 female Swedish designers to honour Svenskt Tenn’s founder Estrid Ericsson. Ceramist Signe Persson-Melin created a service with a teapot, cream jug and coasters in pewter, and mugs in delicate fine bone china. The gentle imprint of myrtle shows that her ceramic forms were directly transferable to the pliable pewter.