Friday, December 31, 2010

Royal Albert - Primulette

Here is a pretty tea cup that I found at a garage sale this past summer.  It was sitting on a shelf amongst a number of other cups.  It was a bit over-priced for me (lol ... anything over $4 at a garage sale is "too much" for a tea cup for me ... I love a bargain!).  It's pretty pattern asked me to take it home anyway despite the price tag.
Such a pretty bouquet of yellow and purple primula flowers painted on a Countess shaped cup.  No gold trim on this one!  Just a simple green around the edges.
 This pattern was introduced in the 1940's.  It looks like Royal Albert released a number of different shaped cups with similar bouquets of Primula flowers over the years.
~ Royal Albert ~ Bone China ~ England ~ Primulette ~ Reg. NÂș 843317 ~

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Royal Albert - Doris Shaped Tea Cup

I'm joining Martha's Favorites and Artful Affirmations for another Tea Cup Tuesday.  Today I want to show off one of my oldest tea cups in my collection!
As with most of my tea cups, I found this little blue cup at a garage sale.  It is well used and well loved.  The gold is waring off, but what can you expect after all those years?
Maybe one day I will find another cup like this one in a different colour!  It was produced in many different colours, such as yellow, purple, green and pink! 

This Royal Albert un-named Doris shaped tea cup was produced between 1927-1935, based on it's back stamp.  I wonder what the '6376' number means?

~ Royal Albert Crown China ~ England ~ 6376 ~

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Royal Albert - Moonlight Rose

This is one of my favorite china patterns.  When I was younger, I always admired it in the stores.
Moonlight Rose is such a classic pattern.  Beautiful and elegant.
~Royal Albert ~ Bone China ~ England ~ Moonlight Rose ~

Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  I'm excited to join you for my first Tea Cup Tuesday.  I am going to share with you two tea cups that I have in my collection.

This is a lovey Royal Albert Montrose tea cup.  It does not have a pattern name.

It has a lacy gold design around the cup and saucer.

The second tea cup is made by Royal Tuscan.  I am not at all familiar with the company, but the back stamp indicates it is a member of the Wedgewood Group.

I found this little guy at a second-hand sale at my work.  It is quite well loved, as the gold paint is waring off in a number of places.  But I couldn't leave it behind as it was only $1.


I like the details throughout the design on this cup.

I am joining Martha's Favorites for a tea party this week!  Glad I found your blog and thanks for hosting!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Queen Anne Bone China

Here is one of my first china tea cups!
It was one of three tea cups that were given to me by my mom one birthday.
Cheerful pink flowers complemented by brown leaves.  So beautiful.
Queen Anne ~ Bone China ~ England