Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Well, it's here again ... Tea Time Tuesday over at Martha's FavoritesRose Chintz Cottage & Inspirations, The Plumed Pen, and Lady Katherine Tea Parlor.  Don't you just love a tea party, complete with beautiful china and beautiful friends with whom you can enjoy it?

Today I am showcasing a lovely little tea cup I picked up at a yard sale a few weeks ago.  I have always been partial to pansies, so this cup immediately drew my attention where it was sitting amongst a pile of old china and glassware.

I really love everything about it from the shape of the cup, to the fluted edge of the saucer.  And the colours of the flowers are so very pretty.  You can imagine, I was quite excited to purchase a Royal Albert in perfect condition for only $1.50!  (Have I mentioned just how much I love to go to yard sales?!)

I also found another delightful piece of china at the same sale.  Unfortunately, it is not in perfect condition, but I fell in love with it anyway, and at 75 cents, I thought it was well worth the asking price.  However, being a little bargainer, I asked if they wouldn't mind taking $2.00 for the cup & saucer and plate all together.  I got lucky and they said yes!  Never hurts to ask, does it?  :)

As you can see, there is some damage in the glaze on the plate, but there are no chips or cracks and the design is really lovely.  It's marked Royal Winton on the back of the plate and has a number 7 in gold.  I'll have to do a little bit of research to find out more about the pattern.

Don't they look cute together?  And just look at those sweet little treats sitting there beside them!  You'd never guess, but they're actually little lipgloss containers!  Aren't they adorable?  I found them recently in a small boutique and couldn't resist purchasing them, with the intent of using them as a wee little gift for someone sometime.  

There are actually four of them in the package, each one looking "good enough to eat"!  They are made in England by a company called "Natural Products Ltd." and labelled "Naughty but Nice!"  And why am I giving you so much information about these cute little lipglosses?

Well, because I just can't resist giving them away to someone, that's why!  It occurred to me yesterday that I now have 100 followers.  Definitely a reason to give something away.  So, anyone who comments on this post in the next 7 days, will be automatically entered into a draw for these cute little lipglosses.  And because I love to give things away, I'll probably tuck a little something else into the package as well, before I mail it off to the lucky recipient.  

Hope you're all having a wonderful time visiting tea parties today!



The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
Heda Bejar

It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving.
Richard Braunstein

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill


  1. Hello there dear,'Soft Winds And Roses' lady!,

    This tea cup and plate are oh-so-pretty!.., I especially love the shape and colour of the soft green, square plate!..,

    Thanks so much for joining me once again this week!.., We always adore having you join us for the weekly;'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland,' teatime fun! ~ (Mr.Linky is ready when you are dear lady, to link up with this week's 45th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two';

    Where does the time go)?..,

    ..,It's hard to believe it's my 45th already!

    Have a marvelous week!

    How is your precious Tiger kitty now? .., I have been praying for her; I had tears and my eyes and a lump in my throat to be sure when I read your account of her attack, your rescue, her surgeries and subsequent convelesence!..,

    Thank God she is on the mend, sweet little kitty!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
    @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com
    and also
    @ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com

  2. Hello and congratulations on your 100 followers (I am now number 101!).
    I think you have found a real bargain in that beautiful Royal Albert tea cup and saucer! The Royal Winton plate is a work of art! If it doesn't have a country name on the bottom or "made in" then it is more than likely that it was made before 1900.
    Great finds!
    Thank you so much for sharing these with us.

  3. Hello :) What a lovely cup & saucer you found at the yard sale, and even better that it is by Royal Albert...I think they some of the most pretty cups! The plate you also found there is really sweet, and does look very nice with the cup :)

    Congratulations on your 100+ followers :) I am one of your followers, and would love to be entered in your giveaway :)

    Happy Tea Tuesday!!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  4. Ro,

    I love the shape of the tea cup with it's fluted edge. I think you got a real deal on the three pieces ... love the plate ... it is lovely. Congratulation on 100 followers! Here's to many more! Happy Tea Day!

  5. Congratulations on finding that sweet teacup and lovely square plate! You got yourself a real deal at two dollars. Congrats on 100 followers too! I would love to be entered in your Giveaway. The lip glosses are pretty cute. I have added your name to my hat too. Thanks for sharing today and Happy Tea Tuesday.


  6. I think your love and care for them and the way you showcase them has just made their value skyrocket.

    Who got the frog last time?

  7. Hi Purple Cow, The frog went to Apple Tea Cup who posted about it here:

    http://appleteacup.blogspot.com/2010/08/10th-teacup-tuesday.html (if you pop over there to read about it, just ignore the fact that she called me "Robin" ... I suspect that she thought "Ro" was a short-form for Robin but it is not.)

    Apple Tea Cup asked me ahead of time if I would mind if she "re-gifted" the frog to a special friend who needed a little encouragement. I was thrilled that she wanted to pass the gift along to someone else. So I'm not exactly sure where the little fellow has hopped off to now, but I'm glad he's been bringing cheer wherever he's gone!

  8. Oh Ro, the fluted edge is just beautiful. Congratulations on your 100 followers. That is very exciting isn't it? Your find was indeed perfect and they all go well together. Check my blog post today, I have a tutorial and you may want to do it with that lovely plate. Char

  9. Well, hello, Ro. It is nice to see you blogging regularly again. I noticed that you got busy and dropped out for a while. Love your newest teacup additions. Every week when you do this I can't help but think of my grandma (a cup and saucer collector). She found some lovely pieces at yard sales, too. It is bittersweet every week. The lipglosses are adorable and congrats on hitting the 100 follower mark. Apparently 99 other people find this stop just as lovely and restful as I.

  10. Oh Roe, I'd love to win this!! It's so lovely. I never find anything this pretty when I go yard sales - and this is real bone china!

    Congratulations on having 100 followers - and this is a generous way for you to celebrate too. Thanks for giving us all a chance to win your amazing find!

    mstz807 (ataol) (dotcom)

  11. Hi: You are a girl after my own heart. I love yard sales. That plate you found is stunning! What a find and for 75 cents! Congrats on your 100 followers. This is a beautiful spot to visit. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  12. The tea cup pansies is lovely but I really love that green plate,charming!
    Having a tea withyou has been a pleasure

  13. Hello Ro- I'm back! Thank you for your kind comments. I'm doing much better, thank you. I was so happy to hear that Tiger is starting to walk around more normally. Your yard sale finds are lovely. I think I would have bought that plate to. The flowers are honey suckle; Right? Your teacup is also a wonderful find. So many women here love pansies. Take care and thank you.

  14. What lovely tea cups! I'm a tea drinker but I have never purchased lovely cups to drink it out of.



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