Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Collecting Teacups and Saying Goodbye to Royal Patrician

Most of my own collection of cups and saucers are either antique or at least old - but I just couldn't resist this one new one!
I am always sad when an American Importer of English China closes! Today I am featuring the "English Country Garden" design that Royal Patrician produced in England. It has hollihocks, foxgloves, lily of the valley and violets with little moths. The original collection featured 6 different cups and saucers with matching dessert plates. Each had different flowers and insects. (Also teapot and cream and sugar)
If anyone is still hoping to finish their collection of English Country Garden we still have some pieces available at Bernideen's at a 20% savings!


ellen b. said...

So lovely :0)

parTea lady said...

What a lovely cup and saucer. I like the unusual shape.

Deanna said...

So very delicate and lovely.
What a pleasure this would be to use and relax with.

Duchess of Tea said...

Simply gorgeous... I love it

Beth said...

I love the teacup. What a great addition to your collection.

[email protected] said...

That is SO beautiful.

Lily of the Valley is one of my favorite flowers.

When my kids were younger (Steph in high school and Christopher a little boy), we lived in a home that had a swing on the front porch. There were Lily of the Valley flowers which grew each spring close to that porch, behind the swing.

I can still remember how much fun the kids and I had on that swing and the sweet fragrance the flowers gave us. Even my hubby loved those flowers.


I couldn't work at your place. I'd want to keep everything. :)

Storybook Woods said...

Just beautiful, have a lovely weekend. Clarice