09 April, 2013

Tuesday Treasures With Melody!

I'm linking up with Melody today for her Tuesday Treasures.
I thought I would show you my Royal Albert Crazy Tea Set. 
I started collecting these many years ago, way before I was married.
I would put a set away on lay-by, pay it off and 
then lay-by another one!
The one on the bottom shelf is also Royal Albert but is one with the side plate attached to the saucer. This one I was lucky enough to receive my from lovely Mother-In-Law when she was downsizing. Did you notice the lovely tea trolley? My Mother-In-Law made this over 40 years ago. She went to a night class at a local technical school.
I have only used this tea set once! Before Noel and I got married (we were engaged), I had a tea party here with my Mother, my Grandmother, Noel's Mother and a very special lady known as "My Other Mother". 
I would love to have them on display on the trolley all the time but with three boys (and a naughty dog) in the house, this is where they live. I enjoyed taking them out of the cupboard today and I think I'll have to arrange a tea party. Mel will have to come along as it's because of her that I pulled them out! We can play "ladies"! Of course, we'll have scones with jam and cream!

19 comments:

pamkennison said...

Hi Christine,

Love the china and the trolley, I have a collection of Royal Doulton and a beautiful tea set of Royal Albert, before Mum went into the Nursing Home when she would come to visit we would always play Tea each afernoon, teapot lovely china the works she even has her own Royal Doulton Coffee Mug at out place. Don't get much of a chance to use it now :( one day I will again, maybe when I retire. Love the trolley too, have a great day Pam

Melody said...

I'm love nothing more than a ladies tea party with you.

Mistea said...

Love your collection. You really should organize that tea party these are too special to just look at.
Enjoy



tales from a handmade home said...

Beautiful china, I can understand why you have to keep them locked away, (I have boys in the house too).

Hope you get around to arranging your afternoon tea party.
Kim

Val Spiers said...

What a lovely set and the trolley is amazing. I enjoy using my good cup , saucer and plate sets for breakfast sometimes. It makes me fell like I am at a resort.

Briar Rose said...

HI Christine, I share your love of pretty china, your set is gorgeous.
How clever of your Mum , making that Tea Trolley.
Great Treasures.
Cheers R.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well of course you know that I am drooling all over my keypad. Gorgeous Christine. The tea trolley is really beautiful. Yes you need to have a tea party. Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

Love your fine china displayed on the tea trolly..
Wish I could join Mel and you for a ladies day in.....

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful.....gee they would go well with the couple of pieces I have....

Heather said...

Beautiful china and I really love that trolley. I have some similar items that I take out when we gather for a stitch-in.

Gina E. said...

Can I come? I'll bring a nice cloth to complement your lovely china ;-)

Fiona said...

Simply gorgeous ... and they would be perfect for a 'ladies' tea party...
Hugz

Cheryll said...

OMG Christine... those sets are gorgeous! Scones jam & cream will taste so much better with them too! :)

Sue Niven said...

absolutely divine! I adore your collection, thanks for sharing.

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous china - I love collecting it, too - another thing we have in common. Thanks so much for sharing.

shez said...

wow Christine such gorgeous china,keep molly away from these.xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

Gorgeous treasures, the china and the tea tray are lovely. A tea party with scones sounds perfect!!

Quilt Kitty said...

Safety in numbers, taking into account 3 boys & a naughty dog - I think Mel should bring Shez & I along too. Stunning! xx

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