Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday - Old English Rose

Time to share another tea cup...this is one I bought for a swap I took part in with the Marie Antoinette Mail Art group.

For the swap we got to say what we liked in our tea cups and she said that she liked pinks and deep reds, roses and a few other things. As you can see I hit the pink, red and roses bit of her request. The swap also required that we include our favorite tea and a small gift. I have already blogged about the small gift I sent her you can view it HERE I also decorated the shipping box which you can see HERE

Okay more about this fabulous tea cup. When I read about my partners tea cup requests I took a swing over to ebay and started perusing. I found a few that I really liked but nothing that fit my partner. That was until I clicked on this image and that was all she wrote. I bought it right away and then went hunting for another one for myself (yes I know I have a problem).

This is an old pattern by Royal Albert that has been re-done a few times. This particular shape of cup is post WWII while the floral design is much older. So if you go looking you will find this design on a number of differently shaped pieces, which to me is cool...they match but yet they don't.

My swap partner received her goodies a few days ago and was thrilled with this selection because believe it or not this is the pattern she has decided to collect for her china pattern. How cool is that, I started her China collection!


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

What a beautiful teacup! I too love these colors, and I adore Royal Albert China ~ they make some of the most beautiful pieces :) How wonderful you have started your swap partner's collection of this lovely china :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Sarah Cooper said...

Gorgeous... pink and delicate both things I dream of having once the herd of the destructive boys are older. ;O) That cup is really breathtaking!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

This is one gorgeous tea cup and the colors are stunning!!


Fábio Carvalho said...

What a truly beautiful teacup you've shared today!
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment there.
I have no clue of what flower is that on my teacup. It´s a shame, I know, but I simply don't know; we don't have a flower like that down here, at least I've never seen one like that.

I´m really glad that you've enjoyed my teapot, because I just adore it, and the whole set from where it came. BTW, I've

included a photo of the whole set to my post, because so many people seems to like it!
Its shape, that we call "canelado" and I think it´s called "fluted" in english used to be very very popular during the 1940s' down here.
all the best

Penny said...

Love your tea cup the roses are great.


Terri Gordon said...

Hi Caroline, Oh what a beautiful tea cup it just looks like Becky, I am sure she is over the moon, it is such a beautiful pattern. I want to thank you for joining this swap, it has really been fun. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Terri said...

Oh I can see why she loved it, it is a gorgeous cup! Those big bold roses and the gold trim really make it special.
Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Under Her Wings said...

The Old English Rose china is just gorgeous. I can see why someone would want to use it as her collection! Thanks so much for visiting my post. Blessings, Gloria

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Old English Rose is such a beautiful teacup! your swap partner must be a happy bunny to received this! I also have one cup like this!.. thanks for sharing and have a great day!

♥ Miss Tea said...

i always love the old english rose from royal albert, gorgeous colors , gorgeous pattern and beautiful roses design on it! your swap teacup is perfect! love it!

eMiLy ChAnG said...

This is lovely! I love how the colour of the roses blend with the white! :)

Becs said...

Caroline I am still drooling over my tea cup and wanted to tell you I shared some tea with my niece and we fell in love with the tea. As it steels it opens up into flowers. It was amazing. My niece tool before and after pictures and sent it to her tea friends. Thanks for making twoempries for me this weekend! Becs