Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Stanley Tea Cup and Saucer

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite tea cup and saucer sets by Stanley.

The cup and saucer features a crisp white background, with lovely flowers, greenery and plaid. I feel like I should know the name of the flowers depicted on this china, but I just can't think of it right now.

I don't know if there's a "technical term" for this or not, but I love the swirled ribbing on the cup and saucer.

The plaid makes me think of Scotland. Bagpipes played, inside my head, the entire time I was taking pictures!

The back stamp reads Stanley, Fine Bone China, England, Est 1875.

Thanks for visiting me today!

Linking up to:
Terri at Artful Affirmations for Tea Cup Tuesday
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday


Terri said...

This is a beautiful tea cup Michelle! I love the flowers...I think they are thistles! Yay! I love thistle cups : )
It can be hard to tell what the flowers sometimes. My cup today has some on it I am not sure what they are.
I am thinking with the plaid sash the name must be something Scottish! lol!
Thank you so much for sharing!

Bernideen said...

A beautiful cup and saucer and with the thistle would that be Scottish influence??? Very lovely!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I think thistles as well. How pretty! A great pattern and I can see why it's your favorite!

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Michelle,
I think they are thistles too and a Scotch ribbon. It is just so pretty. I hope you enjoy and treasure it.
Thanks for sharing, Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Michelle,
that cup is lovely and I also think it's thistle. I love all things Scottish. My partner Robert is a Scott and Chloe is 1/2 Scott too! I also love the yellow tartan ribbon. There is a tartan registry and I bet you could look up the colours and find out the clan name. Wouldn't that be fun? Then you could say something like, "This is my McTavish cup!" :)

Lavender Cottage said...

A Scottish thistle, no wonder you heard bagpipes. Lovely teacup.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

I was thinking thistle and that's what everyone guessed. Love the pattern.

Johanna said...

Hi Michele,

such an outstanding nice cup. I also love the ribbed shape. The thistle and scottish plaid ribbon are really nice together. Thank you for sharing this special treasure and for your visit and the nice comment on my blog.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Michelle, I like your Scottish inspired teacup. Love the thistles and plaid ribbon. I love bagpipes too. Thanks for sharing this at my HOME and Happy Spring.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sorry, I meant to say, thanks for sharing at my Spring Tea party. That's the problem with having two parties on the go. One can get mixed up at times. Enjoy your weekend, Michelle.