Sunday, June 5, 2016

A Vintage Tale from Royal Albert



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,
Nora

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11 comments:

  1. Oh, I just adore your new-to-you scenery RA teacup - I have never seen that pattern! What a lucky awesome find!

    Thank you so much for your frequent visits and sweet comments too! : - )

    Have a wonderful week! ♥

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  2. Oh, I just adore your new-to-you scenery RA teacup - I have never seen that pattern! What a lucky awesome find!

    Thank you so much for your frequent visits and sweet comments too! : - )

    Have a wonderful week! ♥

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  3. I have always preferred the old Rosedale, ands down...so much cuter! And so do a lot of folks, because when they have been in the shop, the old outsells the newer design always! I, too, love landscape designs...you can just get lost in them! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  4. I love landscape teacups too, Nora. Some of my favourites are landscapes. Yours is really sweet and I'm so glad you found it! Glad you have shared it with us too. Our June so far has been cool and damp. Very disappointing so far. Hope it warms up soon because we like spending time at the beach. Wishing you a delightful day and a lovely month of June.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. lovely set so pretty thanks for sharing have a great week

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  6. What a pretty teacup! I also prefer the original Rosedale landscape pattern to the modern floral design. I like your morning weekend ritual of reading with a cup of tea. I was a voracious reader when I was young, but nowadays, it takes me forever to finish a book!

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  7. I own the same tea cup, it is so pretty. You always share beautiful tea cups. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

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  8. What a pretty RA teacup, Nora, and one that I've never seen. I love scenes on teacups, too, as they take me away to somewhere else. I still have a pot of tea in the morning, but iced tea in the afternoon, in the hot months.

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  9. This is my kind of post, Nora - a great quote, a lovely teacup and talk of books. If I had three hands, there would be cake as well.
    Amalia
    xo

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  10. Dear Nora:
    This tea cup would be cute with Karen's pieces! The crinoline ladies would love this cup and saucer. What a sweet post - thanks for sharing and linking.

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