Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Royal Albert ~Tea Cup Tuesday

Welcome! How are you today? We're having lots of cold rain today and tomorrow, which makes me so very sleepy. However, it's the perfect weather for a deliciously, delightful cup of tea!

I was going to share this tea cup and saucer set around Christmas time, but time slipped by so fast. I photographed this back in December, so you might see some Christmas decorations in the background

This pattern is called "Holly"and is part of a series by Royal Albert.  It's all beautifully handpainted. There are red and yellow berries, pale green and dark green leaves. The red holly berries are raised on the cup and saucer, so that you get a 3D effect when running your fingertips over the pattern.


 



The cup has lots of lovely, gold trim: on the handle, the rim, inside the cup and at the bottom.

The green on the leaves is so vibrant in person as are all the colors on this cup and saucer set.


The bottom of the cup with its Royal Albert stamp.

Thanks so much for visiting me today.

I'm linking up to:
Terri at Artful Affirmations and Martha at Martha's Favorites for Tea Cup Tuesday

Have a blessed week!
Michelle

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11 comments:

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Hello Michelle!
Your teacup is lovely!
Very nice colors and a very sweet handle.
Besos! Silvina

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Just gorgeous. I love your RA C'mas tea cup! I just got a three tier RA and I'm so excited. Thanks for sharing. Hugs,
FABBY

Felicity W said...

Love the raised part of the cup. Royal albert is my fav china maker. They always make nice cups with quality.

Have a lovely week!

Terri said...

Ooooh, I love this one! I have not seen this pattern before. And the shape of the cup itself is lovely!
Great find : )
Thanks so much for sharing.
hugs,
Terri

iris said...

hello
merci pour le petit mot
une très belle collection
de tasse à thé !
et une recette de cookies à retenir
bonne journée
edith (iris )

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Very pretty teacup. Thank you for sharing and have a great week.
~Clara

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

I know what you mean about potential blog posts slipping without posting. Thanks for sharing this pretty Christmas teacup. I have not seen this Royal Albert before.

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Michele,
I have the very same cup and it sure is a sweet one. I love the shape, colors and holly.
Merry Christmas or ah, happy spring.
Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

cmoh said...

This tea cup would be perfect, in my opinion, for the holiday season. Lots of spruce making the house smell scrumptious and glittered red berries, and a fabulous holiday tart with tea. Great Cup!

Hugs
Caroline

Antiques And Teacups said...

One of my very favorite Christmas patterns! I love it! A nice reminder of the past season.
Ruth

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

What a lovely Tea Cup by Royal Albert. Thanks for sharing it!!

Jan ♥