Thursday, March 06, 2008

Old Country Roses

This lovely set and its pair are an early birthday present. The pattern is Old Country Roses by Royal Albert (now sold under Royal Doulton). Royal Doulton claims this is the best selling dinner pattern in the world. I can understand why! I love the bright colors and the gold edging.

I now have a teacup, saucer and luncheon plate set for 2 - perfect for a special afternoon with a friend. I'm actually in the space of trying to not collect any more china. I have so much that I keep some in storage! But I had commented to a friend that I would like just one more cup/saucer to complete this pair. Voila!


Anonymous said...

Hi Steph,

Oh, how lovely that you recieved this for your birthday.
This is the china pattern I chose shortly after I was married so it will always be special to me. The color combination caught my eye and I just love the shape of the cup. May you enjoy many warming cups of tea from your timeless Old Country Roses China.

Happy Birthday, Fellow Tea Traveler!

Mary Jane

Katie said...

oh, those are lovely. how could you resist!
happy birthday!

Joyce said...

Great gifts!! That is my china as took me some time but I now have a service for 12. Whew~!
Keep your eyes open and you can find odd pieces at various stores...also....try their Outlet store for various things as well if you have one near you. If not you can call them (the closest one) and they can deliever. I've done that many, times since the closest one to me is in Texas hours away.
You WILL LOVE this china. It is so speical and just beautiful.
Wishing you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!