Hello Teacup Friends,
Welcome June and the start of iced tea season!
While the temperatures are still somewhat mild, I will continue to start my weekend mornings with a cup of tea and a good book outside in my backyard.
There are so many good "tales" on my to-read list already.
As an avid reader I hope to start incorporating book titles of my own selection and those of my book club here on my blog this summer.
I certainly agree with this!
Speaking of tales, during this last year I have been admiring teacups with scenery patterns. I feel they are telling their own tale and the artwork is remarkable.
I was able to find just such a teacup and saucer on ebay a couple of months ago and it is our week's featured teacup.
Rosedale by Royal Albert
The scene features an open garden gate and a yellow cobblestone path.
This set appears to be hand painted and the raised painted flower buds really stand out to me. I've never seen that on a teacup before.
Some closeups of the fine artistry.
This is one of my oldest Royal Albert's.
Rosedale was produced from 1927-1935. The cup shape is Countess.
Interestingly Royal Albert introduced in the 1960's another Rosedale series which does not look anything like the original.
Courtesy of royalalbertpatterns.com
Enjoy the first full week of June,
Please join me at the following tea parties: