Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Satin Rose by Royal Albert

Remember to click on the title to visit this item on Etsy!

Tea and Toast on a "silver" tray. I love the juxtaposition of elegance like this trio and the lacy crocheted doily with an old brass teapot, chunky homemade bread (and yes that is Vegemite-not congealed axle grease), a touch of pink in the rose tea-light candleholder.

This 'Satin Rose' tea trio has a platinum or silver ring rather than the usual gold gilding seen on most Royal Albert sets. It has delicate colours of soft blue and aqua and a slightly browny-grey to the leaves. I wasn't at all taken with it at first, but it has kind of grown on me, but I am willingly selling it on Etsy to someone who will appreciate its delicate hues even more than me, as vintage and used- slight wear on the cup gilding, only washed by hand.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Adorable Queen Anne Cup & Saucer


Isn't the shape of this cup adorable?

Here it is with a mix of Bushells Australian Tea and Twinings Lady Grey.

A close up showing the 2 roses on the front of the cup.

Showing the one rose on the back of the cup.

With a back drop of a silver coffee service and faux cupcakes.
This lovely set doesn't have any numbers or pattern stamped on the back, just the crown, Queen Anne, BONE CHINA, ENGLAND

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Royal Albert Serena

One of my favourite teacup sets is Serena by Royal Albert. I love the pink roses, the touch of purple flowers and delicate lacy scrolling around them. I love the shape and it is a delight to use a thing of beauty! I do however have a spare set of Serena for sale on Etsy at the moment. You can click on the title of this post as a link to go and have a look.
You can also visit me at http://www.facebook.com/vintagechicdelights.Delcie
and http://delcie-teapartyland.blogspot.com

Have a tealightful day,
P.S. I have a confession to make- "The Vintage Rose" is me, Delcie from Vintage Chic Delights. I wanted to retain some anonimity when I first started blogging over a year ago, but now I have a little online business going and I need to become known to earn an income, so I am asking my followers here, if any of you are still reading after my lengthy absences, to come join me at http://delcie-teapartyland.blogspot.com and share in my vintage adventures and joy at rekindling my love for sewing and creating. I have given up my day job and am having to learn to live very frugally -{ not so good at it after working for the last ten years and having money to spend reasonably freely at times} as I get my little homebased/online/market business off the ground. Normally one would build a business while continuing their day job, but I became very ill and had to take extended leave without pay and now I have no desire to return. Well enough of 'true confessions' from a WAHM- work at home mum whose little birdies have flown the coop and left her a little extra space to work from home.
PPS I hope to still do a teacup feature each week for Teacup Tuesday here at The Vintage Rose but I am not making any promises....