Monday, April 13, 2015

Cottages and Crinolines

I had no idea what I would do for my Tea Cup Tuesday blog post until this past weekend.  I went to Pinterest to find something I saved that I wanted to print off.  While there I saw a cute cottage embroidery pattern.  That led me to look for more and as I was looking for cottages  I came upon the theme of Cottages and Crinolines every where I looked.  Then I remembered that I owned a number of things in that category....  So here is the result of that sidetracking I did. 
              Some of these are from my personal collection.  Some I have available out in my shop.  I imagine a few of you also have some of these things, especially if you like vintage linens.
          

      To begin I wanted to share a very special "Crinoline lady" picture.  It is a cross stitch project my grandmother did back in the 1920s (according to the note my mom wrote on the back of the picture.)  Needless to say it is VERY SPECIAL to me....



 but now on to the other things I found.

This picture shows a number of the things I have found  to share today. 


The teapot, tiny cup and the saucer are from a set I am sure I found in New Brunswick though can't say for sure.  All are bone china by Crown Staffordshire.  I probably should be looking for more as time goes on.  The three shown here came from New Brunswick so I imagine that is where I might find more.

Here is mark.........

I don't remember where I found this tea cozy but love it and now it sits on a shelf in my china cabinet right behind the Crown Staffordshire items above.  The tea cup and saucer is a set I have in my "cottage" collection.  I am only showing you one today.  
 It was made by Royal Vale as the mark shown below.

 And this fun little wall pocket fits right in.  I am pretty sure it also came from New Brunswick in past year or so.   The mark on the back is nearly unreadable but there is a crown above the name that I think says Lancaster.  That is all I could read.  What ever, I love it.

 Here are a few linens I had out in the shop.  They didn't photograph very well but you can get the idea.


And here is a book I have that has all sorts of patterns of the "Crinoline Lady."  There are some crochet and some cross stitch.
Here are a couple of pages from the book.

And finally here are some cards.  They are all anniversary cards which is why they feature the cottage I imagine. 
 I used this card to make the logo for today's post.
 I think this final one is really a special one.......

I hope you are enjoying a cup of tea today......

 Be sure you come back next week.  You never know what I will come up with next.

Here are the tea parties I will be joining this week.  Hope you will visit them too.

Remember, these may not be available every week so check to be sure.