Sunday, August 1, 2010

Newest Acquisitions...

It's always exciting to find beautiful teacups and/or teapots while vacationing. These teacups have been joyfully added to the ever growing collection and will all be put to good use. All were made in England, and most are bone china. The blue pansies, top center, are from the Remembrance Series. (How appropriate!) The pink rose, far right, is a Queen Anne teacup, while the heavily decorated teacup (front center) is a Gainsborough bone china, marked Spencer Stevenson. Far left, the pretty strawberry teacup, appropriately named 'strawberry' is not bone china. It is always doubly exciting to discover holiday teacups to use in December. These two pretties will be tucked away until our first holiday tea of the season, the day after Thanksgiving.
The teapot, marked Ellgreave (A Div. of Wood & Sons, England) is genuine ironstone. It will be a fun addition to the tea room pretties.

7 comments:

A Hopeful Heart said...

What beautiful acquisitions to your collection. If you put a gun to my head and MADE me choose a favorite teacup, it would probably be the heavily decorated Gainsborough one. But ALL of them are lovely.

Blessings,
Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

Bernideen said...

Wow - you did great on this trip!!!

Carrie said...

I enjoyed seeing each of your lovely teacups. My main teacup collection is blue and white, but I have also been gathering floral patterns in pink and other lovely colors.

YourTeaLife said...

What beautiful cups. I'm sure tea will be absolutely delicious served in them!

lemonverbenalady said...

Always room for another teapot and beautiful teacups! Lucky you!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous! What lovely pretties you have added to share with all those that come to have tea with you.

parTea lady said...

You certainly found some beautiful cups and saucers on your trip. I love that pink rose Queen Ann teacup - such a pretty shape.

I found an antique store in Savannah, GA that had a table overflowing with cups and saucers. Sadly, the prices ($40-to over $100) were too steep for me.