Monday, November 7, 2011

MY TEACUPS AND TEA THINGS & TEA TIME TUESDAY POST FOR NOVEMBER 8th.

Hi everyone, 

So I totally forgot about last Tuesday. Something in the California air has really done something to my sense of timing. Ever since I moved to California, the days just seem to run together so fast.  So TWO weeks ago, I showed you the Royal Albert sugar bowl and creamer that I won (as part of a mixed collection) at an auction. Today, I'm going to show you a little bit more.

THESE ARE ALL THE TEA THINGS THAT I WON AT THE SILENT AUCTION BACK IN SEPTEMBER. IT IS A REAL MIX OF DIFFERENT PIECES. ALL OF THEM ARE SO LOVELY.

The items that really caught my eye were the Royal Albert "Old Country Roses" creamer and matching sugar bowl.  The other items that caught my eye were the violet teacups, saucers and teapot.

These are the violet china tea things that I wanted to share with you all today.  If you look really closely, you'll notice that one of the teacup's, with matching saucer, is slightly different than the others. Oh, and to my surprise, the teapot was made in Japan, while everything else was made in England. Here are some close-up pictures of my lovely china:


THIS IS A CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE LOVELY VIOLET DETAIL ON THE TEAPOT.


EVEN THE LID ON THE TEAPOT HAS LOVELY DETAIL. ISN'T IT JUST BEAUTIFUL? YES, IT REALLY IS. THERE IS JUST SOMETHING ABOUT VIOLETS.

THIS IS THE BACKSTAMP ON THE VIOLET TEAPOT. THIS CAME AS A TOTAL SURPRISE, BECAUSE I KNEW THE OTHER PIECES HAD BEEN MADE IN ENGLAND.  THE DESIGNS MATCH ALMOST PERFECTLY.


HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL VIOLET TEACUP AND MATCHING SAUCER. THEY BOTH HAVE A LOVELY SCALLOPED EDGE WITH GOLD DETAIL AROUND THE RIM.


WHEN YOU TURN THE TEACUP AROUND, THERE IS A SOFTER VIOLET DETAIL ON THE OTHER SIDE. THIS IS SO DELICATE AND BEAUTIFUL.


I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THOSE "SECRET" FLOWER DETAILS ON THE INSIDE OF THE TEACUPS. IT REALLY ADDS A TOUCH OF SOMETHING LOVELY.


THIS IS THE BACKSTAMP ON THE VIOLET TEACUP WITH THE SCALLOPED EDGING.  I THINK SOME OF THE MARKINGS ARE VERY INTERESTING. HOWEVER, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY SIGNIFY. IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS, LET ME KNOW.

A LOVELY AND DELICATE VIOLET SAUCER WITH SCALLOPED EDGING.


THIS IS THE BACKSTAMP ON THE VIOLET SAUCER WITH THE SCALLOPED EDGING.


THIS WAS THE OTHER VIOLET TEACUP WITH MATCHING SAUCER. HMM...ON CLOSER INSPECTION, THEY MIGHT NOT BE VIOLETS AT ALL. IT'S CLOSE ENOUGH FOR ME. IT HAS A VERY GENTLE SCALLOPED EDGING WITH GOLD TRIM.


HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LARGER VIOLET DETAIL ON THE TEACUP AND SAUCER.

HERE'S THE VIEW OF THE SOFTER FLOWER DETAIL ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TEACUP AND MATCHING SAUCER.


FINALLY, HERE IS THE BACKSTAMP ON THIS TEACUP...


...AND THE BACKSTAMP ON THE MATCHING SAUCER.

That completes my tea collection for today.  I'm really curious about the person who owned all these tea things before they came into my possesion. Whoever that person was, she must have had excellent taste and a love for flowers.

Oh, exciting times coming up on Wednesday. I will be hosting my very first give-away. So you'll have to come back Wednesday to have a look-see.  I'll post it as soon as I wake up on Wednesday morning.

Thanks for visiting me today. I love visitors and messages, too...so feel free to leave me a comment. That's the news from the ocean shores of California today. Love and hugs, Heather :) :) :)

7 comments:

Susan said...

Oh,I love the violet set. I love violets. They are so feminine and pretty. You and your camera take great pictures :)

Love,

Susan

Rebecca said...

The violet set is really beautiful. The teapot is very nice - shape, design, etc.

It's good to read your post. Is the rest of your California experience as wonderful as your silent auction goodies????

Prairiemaid said...

Heather...not from Oregon anymore!!!

That's what I get for not keeping up for so long!

I had to go back and read all of your August posts to know what was going on! Are you enjoying California?

I like your haircut, btw! Mine really needs for someone with sharp scissors to get a hold of it!

Oh, and I love all of your tea things, but especially the rose plate. Lovely!

Blessings,
Cheryl

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Heather,
What a wonderful group of pretties you have gotten yourself! I love the violets! I shared my violets a couple of weeks ago. Love your pretty rose plate too. Nice to see you back on here. You've been missed!

Blessings,
Sandi

Terri said...

Hello Heather, your new treasures are so sweet! Violets on a tea cup are perfect, and your cups are really lovely. The tea pot is amazing, and how surprising that the cups mimic the style so well. The number markings are pattern numbers. The other little marks, like an initial or two, or a tic or two, signifies the artist.
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful new china with us.
Hugs,
Terri

Lea said...

It's tea time!!
Hi Heather, I love your teapots and teacups so much! Wish we were sitting down to a cup right now!
Holykisses my friend xoxo

Miss Antoinette K. said...

How pretty! Purple is my FAVORITE color!!! :)

Simply lovely!

Much love,

Miss Antoinette