Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Royal Stafford

Here is a pair of simple, yet beautiful tea cups that I wanted to share today for Tea Cup Tuesday.  I am joining  Martha's Favorites and Artful Affirmations...thank you for hosting!
I found this great green tea cup at a garage sale (like most of my tea cups!).  I liked the delicate leaf pattern against the simple green.
Then came the pink one.  I found this one at an estate sale.  The lady had a very extensive teacup and china collection, and it was difficult to choose which ones I wanted to take home.  I thought it would be perfect to have a matching pair, so I picked up the pink one.
A quick search on the web showed me that there are bright blue, light blue and yellow versions of this tea cup.  I also discovered there is a matching teapot.   For now, I’ll enjoy my set of two!  I read somewhere that these cups were produced in the late 1940’s.
Here are their back stamps:
~ Royal Stafford ~ Bone China ~ Made in England ~


  1. ahhh beautiful teacups! love the colours and the gold leaves! so shabby chic!

  2. Such lovely teacups. I hope you find at least one of every color as you travel along life's road and that they are a real good price so you can have a complete set.

    Hope you are having as real good day.


  3. Really really gorgeous! These are just the kind of tea cups I would chose out looking for some. The colors are so pretty together. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Your Royal Stafford tea cups are so pretty! I always love gold patterns. You were really lucky to find two of these.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Pink and green are my favourite colors,your cups are lovely
    I´m relly glad meeting you again

  6. Hi Tara: Hands down you have the most beautiful tea cup collection I have ever seen. I am so happy you joined us for Tea Cup Tuesday! Wow! Where have you been? I am blown away by the beauty of your cups. I sure hope you are part of next week's party. Blessings, Martha

  7. I have one for sale in green. Do you know of anyone that would be interested? Yvette yblasini@gmail.com