Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Gold Teacup Party

Welcome to my gold teacup party! Today we will drinking one of my favorite flavored black teas-Paris by Harney and Sons. To make sure we don't lose track of time, my antique carriage clock will keep us on schedule. Don't you just love getting lost in a good book while drinking tea?



While looking in my curio chest I was surprised I have four gold teacups in my collection. All were given to me by my great aunt Johanna. Above is an Anysley and a Royal Doulton.




This beautiful Royal Crown Derby is one of the featured cups of this week's teacup party.


This pattern's name is "Gold Aves." Aves is the scientific classification name for birds. (Who knew I would learn so many new things while blogging?) Anyway this pattern is still being produced today. Royal Crown Derby is owned by Steelite International and its production site is in Derby, England. There is a visitors' center with a museum, factory tour and shops. I would love to visit there one day! Here is the link to the current tableware selection in the Gold Aves pattern: http://www.royalcrownderby.co.uk/shop/tableware/gold-aves.html

Royal Crown Derby's markings are very specific. Instead of a backstamp which indicates a time period, Crown Derby's Roman Numerals indicate an exact manufacture year. According to the date mark page on their website, my teacup was made in 1969 and the Gold Aves pattern was launched in 1970. This makes my teacup one of the originals of the pattern! I was pretty excited to learn this fact. 


This miniature demitasse teacup is a Limoges and is the other featured teacup of this week. I always admired it when it was in my mother's curio chest. The size is so unique and makes the cup appear extra dainty and fragile. I was unable to learn its production year unfortunately or any specifics about the pattern. While this is the only non-English teacup in my collection, it holds a special place in my heart. One of my dreams is to travel to Paris one day.



"Stories are like fairy gold, the more you give away, the more you have."

Thank you for coming to my gold teacup party today. 

12 comments:

  1. Brings back memories

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  2. At long last, I have been able to join your blog. I have been trying. Love the cups today. I think my favorite is the first one with the birds, but they are all lovely. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  3. How beautiful! I especially like the Royal Crown Derby teacup!

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  4. You have a beautiful collection of teacups. Their patterns are very intricate.

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  5. What a wonderful gold collection. I really like them all as they are elegantly classic. I know everyone enjoyed seeing them. So glad you shared at Friends Sharing Tea!

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  6. Very luxe teacups! Love the Gold Aves...it came in different colors and this was the top of the line. The Limoges is beautiful too. I always think white and gold is so elegant! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  7. Hi Nora,
    You have a very lovely white and gold collection. Each one is so elegant and I am loving your Gold Aves teacup. It is a real beauty! I'm happy to 'meet' you and I am happy to also to follow your blog. Thank you for joining me for tea today and have a wonderful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. Hi Nora, Thank you visiting my blog. Although I have dappled with a blog for a few years I just recently started to link to the tea parties and am trying to figure out how it all works. What a wonderful network of friends. My post this week featured a gold teacup this was given to me so was especially thrilled to see your post with all gold cups. I look forward to seeing more of your post in the future.
    Gail

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  9. Hi Nora! Pretty gold tea party this week. That Royal Crown Derby cup is amazing! I love how you mixed the gold cups with that pretty clock. Thanks so much for visiting my blog :)

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  10. Beautiful teacups! I don't think I would want to use them, they are so elegant.
    BTW - are you in the Pacific Northwest?

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  11. Hi Nora, Just another note, I also sent an email. You were the winner of the drawing on my blog today. I will need your address in order to send the candle. Thanks, Marilyn

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  12. How special that your great aunt provided those teacups! I hope to be a very special aunt in the life of my niece!

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Thank you for visiting my blog today. I really look forward to reading your comments. Have a nice day! ~Nora