Cheers!

Cheers!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tea Cup Thursday

Good morning! This absolutely lovely teacup belonged to my Grandmother Rose Mary Lunnigan. It is Noritake and was made in "Occupied Japan". I hope someone can help me here. I don't know if that was WWI or WWII or after the war. Very interesting, and very pretty

Friday, June 24, 2011

It's Finally Here!

This is the little Royal Crown Derby loving cup that my friend Ruthie asked me to get for her when I was in London. I went to Harrod's but they were sold out. I was able to order it from them and have them send it. I was so taken with it that I ordered one for myself. It just got here. It was well worth the wait. The front is so lovely with a little posey of flowers. The gold trimmed handles are so sweet, just like the Duchess of Cambridge.

Royal Derby Commemorative

This is the back of the little loving cup. The tea tin in the back was purchased when I was in London for the wedding.

Historic Royal Palaces

The lovely tea canister in the back contains the wedding tea. In my previous post the tea canister was a vintage-style canister. Just had to let you see saucer!

Historic Royal Palaces

I just got my teacup and teas from Harney and Sons. They were the company selected to provide the tea for the Royal Wedding. I also purchased some tea so that I could vicariously enjoy the wedding experience. You can see the lovely robin's egg blue and the gold trim.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tea Cup Thursday

Here is another gem. Can't remember where I got it (yes I am addicted!).  The label says Vintage Foley Bone China, 1859 with the Initials E B and it is numbered 3150 It is gorgeous with a gold "snowflake" at the bottom of the cup and in the middle of the saucer.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tea Cup Thursday

I picked up this stunning tea cup and saucer when I was visiting Thousand Islands Park in upstate New York. I adore the tiny rosebuds with the gold lattice. There is a trio of rosebuds in the bottom of the cup.I love it when I finish my tea and they appear. The green and gold trim around the top is splendid and apparently hand painted. There is no label so I don't know where this came from. If anyone has an idea of its origin, please let me know.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tea Cup Thursday

Good Morning and welcome to my first Tea Cup Thursday. My tea cup is a favorite of mine. It is a lovely Aynsley cup in robins egg blue with a deep yellow interior on which is painted an assortment of fruit. With a gold handle and trim it is definitely a treasure.

Monday, June 6, 2011

To Top it Off

I love the fact that on the top of the lid is a gold riding helmet and crop.

The Princess Royal

There is a beautiful horse on this dish which indicates how important the equestrian world is to Princess Anne.

The Princess Royal

Oh dear, here is another commemorative of a failed marriage. This beautiful covered dish commemorates the marriage of Princess Anne to Mark Phillips November 14th, 1973. I really love the pink and gold with roses. This is bone china made in England byCoalport. It is limited to 1000 pieces and this is #361. The designer was D. Brindley,A.R.C.A.