Friday, October 14, 2011

Paragon - Green and Gold

I wanted to share a beautiful tea cup my husband bought me for our anniversary.  He found it at this great antique mall that we have in our city.
It has such a unique and pretty pattern.  I like the fun green petal shapes around the cup and saucer with a gold overlay...
 ...and such pretty ruffled edges!
 There is a spring floral bouquet inside the cup and in the center of the saucer.

Here is the backstamp ... it was used 1935-.
~ Paragon ~ By Appointment ~ Fine China ~ Made in England ~

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Salisbury - Golden Lotus

Here is the other tea cup I received for my birthday!
Isn't the tea cup shape unique?  I love the handle shape and the fancy saucer.
Such a pretty flower pattern, too!
Here is the backstamp.  Salisbury Crown China was a firm based in Longton, Staffordshire founded in 1927 and taken over by Thomas Poole of Longton in 1961.
 ~ Salisbury ~ Bone China ~ Made in England ~ Golden Lotus ~

Friday, September 16, 2011

Old Royal Bone China

I received a couple beautiful tea cups for my birthday this year from my parents.  This one is a pretty floral tea cup with soft pink inside the cup.
It has pretty ruffled edges ...
Here is the backstamp.  It looks like it was produced between 1945-1963.
~ Old Royal Bone China ~ England ~ Est: 1846 ~

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Royal Albert - Unnamed - 2534

Here is a fun teacup that I found at an estate sale.  The orange dots are raised, and it looks like maybe some of it was painted by hand? 

Here is the backstamp.  It is quite difficult to read the hand written number, so it is a bit of a guess.  I think this backstamp was used in the 1940's.
~ Royal Albert ~ Bone China ~ England ~ 2534 ~ 3 ~

Monday, August 15, 2011

Royal Vale - 1123

Here is another sweet teacup that was gifted to me from my parents.  Such beautifully coloured flowers.  They just make me want to smile!!

Here is the backstamp.  From what I can tell, this backstamp could have been used anytime between 1913 - 1953.
~ Royal Vale ~ Bone China ~ Made in England ~ 1123" ~

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Royal Vale - 7980 - Daffodils

 Here is a beautiful tea cup I received as a gift from my parents.  I features such cheerful daffodils!

Here is the backstamp.  I believe it dates the tea cup around 1953-1964.
~ Royal Vale ~ Made In England ~ A Product of Ridgway Potteries Ltd. ~ Pattern No 7980 ~

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Royal Albert - Unnamed - Roses

It's been a while since I posted last, and it's time to share another tea cup!  This is one that I picked up a few weekends ago.  It was at a garage sale, and since it was missing the saucer, the lady let it go for a quarter!  That's hard to pass up!  I'll have to be on the hunt for a saucer that goes well with it.
 Romantic pink roses against a blue background with stunning bold gold trimmings.  It sure is a nice cup, even if it doesn't have anything to stand on right now.
Here is the back stamp:
~ Royal Albert ~ Bone China ~ England ~

Monday, May 30, 2011

Paragon G6072

Here is a saucer without it's tea cup!  I picked it up anyway, because it was not expensive, and I thought it was pretty.  I had a hard time determining the age of this piece, and thought maybe it was produced between 1939-1940.

~ Paragon ~ By Appointment to HM the Queen & HM Queen Mary ~ Fine Bone China ~ England ~ Reg'd ~ G6072 ~

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Paragon 2277

Today I want to share with you a couple tea cups I found last weekend.  They are made of such fine bone china.  It is so thin and delicate.
Such a simple, yet beautiful design!

 A gold rim on the saucer where the tea cup sits.
Here are their back stamps.  According the the source I found online, this stamp was used 1903 onward.  I think it is the second stamp that Paragon used.

~ England ~ The Paragon China ~ 2277 ~

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"I always fear that creation will expire before tea time." - Sydney Smith

Monday, April 25, 2011

Rosina 405E

Here is another Rosina tea cup with another beautiful spring flower!  I found it the same day I found the other Rosina tea cup I featured in my last post.
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 ~ Rosina ~ Made in England ~ Bone China ~ 405E ~

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. 
Isaiah 53:5

Monday, April 18, 2011

Rosina - 409

Here is a tea cup I found last year at an estate sale.
 Pretty blue blooms against a pale blue background.
 Here is it's back stamp
 ~ Rosina ~ Made in England ~ Bone China ~ 409 ~

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I made some Spring Lemon Cookies for some friends that came over this weekend.

Lemon Cookies

2 Tsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
2 Tsp lemon zest
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tsp baking powder
1/4 Tsp baking soda

Preheat the oven to 350.  

Combine the 2 tsp lemon juice with the milk and let stand for 5 minutes.  Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg.  Stir in the lemon zest and the milk mixture.  In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and baking soda.  Blend dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.

Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  I made a lemon icing with lemon juice and icing sugar, and topped each cookie with it once they cooled.  Yummmm!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Queen Anne - chrysanthemum flowers

This was one of my first tea cups added to my collection.  A wonderful garage sale find!
It does not have a pattern name, but the flowers remind me of chrysanthemums...

Here is it's back stamp:

~ Queen Anne ~ Fine Bone China ~ England ~

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