I've been thinking. What do I have that I love, that some of you might enjoy seeing? What can I share?
My maternal grandmother started all of us granddaughters (there were 8 of us) on collections - I think as soon as we could walk. And every Christmas we'd get $2 and a teacup and saucer. And they went straight into our Hope Chests! I love them. I inherited a few more when she died. I inherited a few more when my Mom died. And I've purchased a few more that I fell in love with over the years.
So - I thought I'd share a few. While they are all my favorites - these are probably my most favorites. So far. . . (he he he)
The bottom just says "Royal Albert - Bone China - England" with the picture of a crown
Now this one says "Royal Grafton - Bone China - made in England" with a crown
I love this one! I bought it, don't remember where. It says "Duchess - Fine Bone China - England" with the picture of a crown
And my favorite teapot! And it just says "Windsor - made in England"
I have no clue what any of that means. I do remember Grandma telling me to only buy China that is made in England. I was too young or dumb to ask her why?
Anyway - my friend Joy and I went antiquing last Monday - and look what I found! (sorry, I was so excited when I got it home that I just took it out of the bag, set it on the table and took the picture.)
Now I know why I jumped straight into love of this set . . .
I already had this one!
Same design, different inscription on the bottom. And look at the differences in the cup and saucers!
Don't know what's up with that, but I love them both! And I really really love the teapot!
So I'm going to Google it all tomorrow when I'm not so tired, and if I learn anything, I'll share what I find out with you. I think it's about time I understand all of this. Course if anyone knows some of the answers - jump right in and tell me!
That's it for today. But something kind of unexpected happened last weekend that I keep meaning to tell you about, but ... I'll save it for tomorrow.
Thanks for visiting. Tell me what you think about a few of my teacups! I love hearing from all of you! Karen