WARNING.... A LOT OF PICTURES OF TEA CUPS!!!
If tea cups don't interest you please feel free to ignore this post!
We went to a couple of garage sales this morning and I was thrilled to find someone who was getting rid of many that she had collected through the years. She was charging a dollar each which is so
very reasonable that I chose 11.
These 4 were made by EB Foley China. Elijah Brain took over Foley China in 1885 and together with his sons operated until 1967.
The pattern of these 4 is "Christmas Rose".
The set on the left is Royal Standard and the lovely one with the dark red interior is a Royal Stafford.
Both the ones below are made by Paragon.
The one on the upper left is another EB Foley. Upper right made by Colclough (founded by Herbert Colclough in 1890. He was so dedicated to his china that he would often stay overnight keeping an eye on his kiln ). In 1930 he was visited by King George V and Queen Mary who gave Mr. Colclough Royal license to also produce Royal Vale china.
The bottom cup and saucer is simply called Bell and the pattern is Lady Alexandra Rose.
You might ask where I have room for more tea cups. I asked DH to remove the doors of this cabinet in the kitchen. The hinges remain just in case I want to replace them in the future.
This shelf is over the opening of the doorway from the kitchen/dining room to the sun room.
A small cupboard in the living room.
These photos are a record of some of my collection for my own future reference.
I hope I haven't bored anyone to tears.
Thanks for visiting today,