Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"HEAVENLY ROSE" LEFTON CHINA for "Friends Sharing Tea"



Good morning blogging friends and welcome to "Friends Sharing Tea".  Today I am sharing some new Lefton hand painted cups and saucers and dessert dishes I recently found while out "antiquing".  There were 8 cups and saucers and 8 dessert plates in this pattern all in perfect condition. I paid $40.00 for the pieces.







(I already had the flower fairy teapot above)

I did a quick google of the Lefton China Company and learned about George Lefton who came from Hungary to Chicago  and founded this company.  During the 40's he had pieces painted in Japan after World War II as part of America's efforts to help rebuild that country. (painted in Japan up to the 1970's)  The company has been sold from the original family but continues today.  I am sure you have noticed it in your antiquing ventures as they also did lots of patterns and figurines too!
Late note:  I sold all these Lefton pieces at my shop!








Please leave me a comment and share what you collect and are you a singular collector of just certain patterns?  What are your favorites?


 If you are a blogger, I would love to have you link one of your posts about anything to do with tea - at the bottom - and please include a link to this entry on your blog!

Late note:  I ended up selling all of these at my shop!




I am also linking this post to:  "HOME" and Home And Garden Thursday and Share Your Cup Thursday and The Colorado Lady  and Feathered Nest Friday and Show and Tell Friday








I wondered if someone would ask about the teapot.  BYA:  For years my store sold china which we had private labeled....such as the Flower Fairy Teapot you see with fairy decals.  This teapot was left over from our Flower Fairy Teaparty events which outgrew the store.   At one point we carried about six patterns of china but in recent years I only carry teabag caddies and teabag holders from them.









34 comments:

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

So very beautiful Bernideen... I love your soft pink roses... and your flower~fairy teapot is so pretty too... I collect so many things... love three~footed teacups especially... and of course anything with roses... xoxo Julie Marie

Beth said...

The Lefton china is really beautiful! So feminine and lovely.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideed. What a wonderful collection! I love the older patterns.. I think the shape is so pretty as well. And lovely photos...as per usual!
Ruth

relevanttealeaf said...

I have a trio identical to the Lefton set you just acquired. I've had it since I was in high school. The price you paid was very reasonable. I'm happy for you!
~ Phyllis

kitty said...

I'm loving your Lefton china, Bernideen. I'm also swooning over the fairy teapot...so pretty. I just love dishes. I'm not into collecting a specific pattern, just pretty things. Thanks for hosting.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a lovely set, Bernideen! I love the rose pattern and to think you have the dessert plates too, is such a plus. Your teapot with the fairy is so cute, as you know I love the garden fairies. Thank you for hosting your tea party this week!
Nancy

Rizzi said...

YOUR LEFTON TEA SET IS SO BEAUTIFUL.....AND IT LOOKS LOVELY WITH THE ROSES.....LOVE YOUR FAIRY TEAPOT...GREAT BUY......RIZZI

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your teacups and plates are simply gorgeous! What a wonderful bargain you found. The fairy teapot is adorable too. Such a pretty post!
I collect Rose Chintz, as you know, but I also have some favourite patterns of teacups too. I have a great passion for red transferware and I do have a couple other collections as well. I have had a penchant for china ever since I was a little girl.
Thank you for sharing at my HOME and enjoy the rest of your week.

Blessings,
Sandi

xinex said...

Your fairy teapot and the cups are very pretty, Bernideen. So adorable!...Christine

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Bernideen, This pattern is perfectly named - so gorgeous - beautifully pictured too. I do appreciate you sharing and hosting,
Kathy

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Bernideen,
Lovely post. Your china is so pretty and delicate. I didn't know that history of Lefton and am happy to learn of it and will appreciate it more now.
I adore your fairy teapot.Usually I am only drawn to the old, or I should say I favor older things, but that teapot captures my heart. Can you tell us who makes it, please?
You asked what we collect. Oh my, too long to answer. Blue and white china, teapots and teacups which are English bone china and dessert plates. Love to have roses, roses, roses adorning anything and everything.
xo Ruthie

Bernideen said...

BYA: Beacause Ruthie asked...I added some information about the teapot!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

what a beautiful pattern...so lovely.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Your collection of Lefton China is just beautiful. I did not know its history so thank you for sharing the bit of information. You also got a great deal on the china and the Fairy teapot is just too cute.

Susan said...

Bernideen, I have two tea cups from "occupied" Japan that my Dad brought back from after the war. I will take a photo and share, but your china cups and saucers and a real find! It would certainly be lovely to come by and share a pot of tea with you; it brings back such memories of going to tea with my girls, XOXO

tablescapesbybev said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I have admired Lefton for a long time and have never seen a whole set in one place. You are so fortunate to have it.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful, Bernideen!

LV said...

It was nice having tea with you today. A hot cup would be great these cold days. You always have such lovely china to share. I have a complete 1970 set of Royal Albert "Flower of the Month Series", wish someone needed.

Harriett said...

Beautiful Tea Set.

Angela McRae said...

Wow, you sure scored with that set, Bernideen! And I think what I like most is that I know you do actually use your things and put them out for display. Awesome!

janice15 said...

Your Lefton is just beautiful with sweet soft pink Roses..I just started collecting a new pattern from Homer Laughlin called Arcadia I just love it...Happy Thursday with love Janice

Donna Heber said...

Hi Bernideen,

Besides watching birds we have another thing in common. I too have some Lefton Heavenly Rose. It is just gorgeous! I'm so happy you were able to find so many pieces. Gorgeous photos.

Johanna said...

Dear Bernideen,
this post is really exiting for me. I have a similar set and didn't knew the maker. There is no sign on mine, do yours have a mark? So pretty is this set. Thank you for sharing the details and the wonderful photos.
Best greetings, Johanna

Barbara said...

When I think of the crockery that my Grandmother had like this and we gave it all away!

sandy said...

That is a beautiful set of China! I don't collect anything specific...just buy what I love. : )

Carolyn said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love that china-so pretty!

Thank you for your visit. To get that photo with one subject in and one blurred I usually use my 50mm lens at f4 or f2 but I also have a camera(Canon Rebel) with a nine point focus and I use the focus point on the object I want in focus and the other one with be slightly out of focus giving it a soft look.I think point and shoot cameras have this option too when you are not using auto.I am not a very good teacher so I am not sure if that made any sense. I have been reading some good tutorials online so you might want to google it.Pinterest has lots of good photography tips too.

Also, I hardly ever you my tripod although I should.

Thank you for hosting,
Carolyn

Marilyn said...

Love seeing your collection. Everything is just beautiful. I try not to collect anymore, but I do have a weakness for transferware teacups from England.

Fiordelisa said...

Love the delicious pink of your new china. And isn't it delightful to research new pieces that you find? Your photos are loving.

I just happened to post with a teacup this week, so have joined your linky party...great idea! :-)

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your Lefton china collection is beautiful. Perfect for an elegant tea party! Love the fairy teapot...so pretty! Thanks for hosting. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
hugs,
Lisa

Mom E. said...

Such gorgeous tea dishes! I have not yet done a "Tea Post" on my blog, but I have some in mind! So fun to see your beautiful set....
I don't have any rose patterns, believe it or not, have not found the pattern I cannot live without yet, I guess! i do love your Flower Fairy teapot....I am smitten by children's tea sets however...I have more of those than anything else! LOL
Hearts,
Betsy

frenchhensnest said...

Bernideen I just found you at My Romantic Home and I'm so glad I did. I am loving your beautiful Lefton china and your beautiful blog. We have joined you and now I'm going to explore! Hope you will visit us.

Linda (and Jeannie) at The French Hens Nest

Jann Olson said...

Bernideen, that is a gorgeous set. I don't think the price was bad at all. Love the sweet pink and your fairy teapot is so cute! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen,
I am back to let you know that your post was the top viewed at my HOME party last week. I will be featuring your blog tomorrow at this week's HOME party. Congrats!

Blessings,
Sandi

Unknown said...

I have the entire Lefton Heavenly Rose set.It is in fantastic condition for something so old. I really would love to know what it is worth.