Friday, June 22, 2012

Tea Cup Thursday

I came across this delightful trio at a community yard sale. I won't even tell you what I paid, you might say I stole it. It's a great example of transferware. It's really rather delicate for ironstone. As you know, I'm a bone china snob but there are times I make an exception. These pieces are somehow connected with Balmoral Castle. So pretty!
Here's the cup and saucer.
Notice the deep indentation in the saucer. It holds the cup in place very well.
Here is the plate. I love the little white ruffle effect around the rim.
It's Staffordshire ironstone made by Kensington.  It has a print of Balmoral Castle on it. Do you think it was a fundraiser?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Diamond Jubilee...Again

Not really! This is a silver jubilee commemorative but it is so pretty I just had to post it. I love the feminine shape and the beautiful silver accents and scrolls. What a wonderful week it was!
Here is the back. I just love the robin's egg blue. It's so feminine.
As you can see it was made by the Fenton China Company in England. It isn't bone china but it does have a delicate look.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Diamond Jubilee!

To celebrate the diamond jubilee, I'm sharing the last of my coronation souvenirs. At least the last for now, ha ha.
This beautiful coronation plate was a gift from my dear friend Brenda. So beautiful!!
What a find in a second hand store! A commemorative mug of the Queen's coronation with bas relief portraits of Elizabeth and Philip. Very unusual!
Here is the back.
Made in England by Crown Devon. Not bone china but in this case it doesn't matter.
This tankard is a souvenir of the Silver Jubilee.
Here is the back with the thistles and shamrocks.
Even the handle is gorgeous with gold!
As you can see, it's made by Spode.
This beautiful cup celebrates the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
Here is the back.
I hope you can see how pretty the designs are.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Here's an example of how I use my commemoratives!  Perfect for holding paint brushes!