Cheers!

Cheers!

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?