Friday, January 8, 2016

New Year, New Tea Cup!

The newest addition to the tea cup collection falls into the 'too pretty to use' category! This was a gift from an older sister, and I acknowledge that I'm so lucky to have sisters that are always on the lookout for beautiful English bone china cups!
 This Royal Adderley cup features Canadian Provincial Flowers, in particular the Ladyslipper Orchid. The markings on the bottom of the cup show that it is Fine Bone China, Made in England. The orchard design is beautiful and appears on both the cup and the saucer, with a bud tucked inside the cup. The golden edging around the top of the cup and the base of the cup along with the edge of the saucer coupled with the golden highlights on the orchid all capture my eye with delight. Special thanks for this pretty treasure!


6 comments:

Bernideen said...

That's a keeper for sure Nancy! Lovely!

janice15 said...

Lovely cup, Happy New Year with love Janice

Deborah Raab said...

Just beautiful. I am always a "if I have it, I'm going to use it" camp- but I have to agree, this one would find a prominent spot in the China cabinet. ...or at least for awhile��

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

I'm glad to hear I am not the only tea lady with a "too pretty to use" teacup category. I agree with you on this Royal Adderley.

Angela McRae said...

Wow, that IS a gorgeous teacup! Especially like how highly gilded it is. Lovely!

Marilyn Miller said...

Beautiful! Your sister's definitely know what to give you.