Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tea Cup Thursday

Please take a look at this gorgeous chintz tea cup which belongs to my friend Ruthie Miller. I am green with envy! Look at the darling clovers in the pattern. It's a small cup, perfect for a little grand daughter or perhaps a niece. It's certainly a cup which must be protected from earthquakes and the impending hurricane. Forget about battening down the hatches...protect all the lovely teacups!!
As you can see, it's a beautiful Aynsley bone china cup.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tea Cup Thursday

This little cutie belongs to my friend Carol. It is Royal Worcester fine bone china made in England. It is rather small and has lovely flowers and fine gold trim.  See the posts below to see more of my commemoratives.

The Succession after Victoria's Death

It is rather easy to remember the succession after Queen Victoria up to Elizabeth the Second.  It goes Edward, George, Edward, George. This rare tin mug was commemorating King Edward VII's coronation in 1902 following Queen Victoria's death. Then her next son George V came to the throne to be followed by (almost) his son Edward VIII. I'll tell you more about that later. I have some wonderful things to show you. The next in line was George the VI (the King's Speech). I can't wait to show you what I have for him. In the meantime, I'd like to share my treasures from these two kings.
Here is King Edward the Seventh
Here is Queen Alexandra

King Edward VII

This is a lovely mug depicting Queen Alexandra and King Edward

Queen Mary and George the Fifth

George the Fifth reigned from 1911 to his death in 1935. We all know who is was supposed to be followed by...but that's another story.
Here is the back of the mug. It's a little blurry but it says silver jubliee commemoration 1910 to 1935

The coronation of George the Fifth

This glass dish is from 1911 when George the Fifth was crowned. I love it and actually have two of them

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tea Cup Thursday

OK, I'm one day late...had a problem with my computer but I did prevail! This is my calico tea cup and teapot. Ive loved this pattern since I was a teen. The teapot is not the regular Burleigh but Royal Patrician. It is still bone china and made in England. I found the teapot on the east end of Long Island, but could not find the tea cups until I was visiting my sister Sally in Houston, Texas. I was over the moon when I found them. Life does sometimes feel like a bowl of cherries!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tea Cup Thursday

Good Morning. This delicious set is Crown Kensington fine bone china made in Staffordshire England. It is Welbourne Chintz. I just love chintz. There is a sad story here also. The top of the teapot was dropped and lovingly glued together. However, when I brew tea I use a different top because the steam tends to melt the glue. No matter, I still enjoy drinking from the cup.