Saturday, October 18, 2014

Some pretty tea things..............

As I continue on in my recuperation from hand surgery I am sharing more pictures of tea things I found on our travels to Maine and New Brunswick.  I got a new cast last week which was smaller and lighter so that was good.

I wanted to mention here also that a couple of weeks ago my husband and I went to  a huge car show in Hershey PA.  About 3000 or so vendors and vintage cars of every kind.  Because this is such a large car show there were folks there from all over the world....  one lady told me at the office stand that they had counted folks from over 20 countries. We spent three days there and did not see it all.

Since this is a tea post I won't go into much detail but I will show you  the variety... My favorite car was this one.....  A 1925 Renault.....  It was only $375,000!  
 And to the opposite end of the spectrum here is an old Chevrolet touring car found in a barn, ready to restore.  On the windshield is written "barn fresh."

But back to Tea Cup Tuesday and things I saw while we were traveling in Maine and New Brunswick.

I really liked this set and now have to admit I wish I had gotten it.  I don't know why I didn't.  I also don't know much about it.  But it seems pretty special to me.  It would have made a wonderful setting for a Spring tea I think.  I don't know the maker, perhaps someone reading this will know.

 This next cup is pretty self explanatory.  I have cups for our all of our birth months but since none are in January I didn't get it.  It is from Royal Albert's Flower of the Month series from the 1970s and features snowdrops. 
And finally this next set will always remind me of our cousin Helen whom we lost a few years ago.  She had this set and I always loved it when we used it when visiting her.  I do have a few pieces of it so didn't need to buy anymore.  It is called Old English Roses by Royal Albert.  It was made earlier than the present day favorite Old Country Roses of which I have way more than a full set!!!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

.Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I posted  this a couple of years ago but thought it would be good to repost now since it is Breast Cancer Awareness month once again.   And since I am still without the use of my right hand while it is still in the cast..............................  To  update this.....  I am getting along pretty well in spite of the cast.  Just slows me down bit.  We even went camping last week so I could attend a car show with my husband.  I will show a few pics of that next week.

For this week, since it is Breast Cancer Awareness month I thought I would show something with pink as a dominant color.  As a Breast Cancer Survivor for 12 years now I think this is a VERY important month!  However, don't forget all the other cancer's that folks suffer with have "causes" that may not be as well "supported."    Remember them and support them as well.... (Enough said... I will get off my little soapbox.)

While at a flea market  my husband found and later surprised me with this beautiful cup, saucer and plate set.  It is from a company I have not heard much about.... Royal Chelsea. 


Royal Chelsea was produced by New Chelsea China Co Ltd Longton. Staffordshire Potteries from about 1943 to 1961. 

    I think they make stunningly beautiful china so I will certainly be on the lookout for MORE!!!

 When I checked out the marks on these pieces I learned that the cup and saucer were probably made prior to 1951.... and this is the mark on them.

The plate's mark was newer.  It was made sometime after 1951 however they still could have been bought together if the store still has some of the older stock, or perhaps they ordered the plate later on.
 I really liked this set and even though Royal Chelsea is a bit new to me I shall be on the lookout for MORE!

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