Thursday, August 4, 2011

Afternoon Tea, Anyone?

This is a set of five teacups and saucers given to me by my sweet sister in law. Aren't they beautiful?!! I love them. My sister in law and her husband received them as a wedding gift over 50 years ago. Since she knows I like tea cups, she thought I would enjoy them.

The name of the pattern on the bottom of the cups is "Old Foley", James Kent Ltd, Staffordshire, Made in England, 5440 and there is a hand written "11" on each cup and saucer.









My thanks go to my Sister in law!

14 comments:

Rhonda said...

those are a beautiful china pattern.

But I'll take my tea iced for now, it was 108 here yesterday and looking the same for today.

Rita said...

Oh these are lovely! Such pretty flowers. I have a several cups and saucers that I collected in the early 70's but not this pretty one.

Pen Pen said...

Oh my! they are sooooo pretty... sooo feminine! Let's have a tea party!! :o)

Auntie M said...

You are quite welcome!!!

Mrs. E said...

Hi Debbie,
How beautiful. What time is tea?
Hugs,
Mrs. E

Mary Ann said...

Those are so pretty! A tea party with blog friends would be fun!

Susannah said...

I love the teacups and saucers that have gold on them. Yours are lovely. I have quite a few of my Grandmother's, I cherish them. What a very thoughtful sister-in- law you have.

Granny said...

Those are beautiful and they look so delicate. It was sweet of your sister in law to gift them to you.

Rhonda said...

VERY nice! :)

Terri said...

Those are gorgeous! I love the pattern.

Joyful said...

Such a lovely gift.

Denise said...

How sweet of your SIL to give them to you.

Akehia said...

Oh, these are so beautiful! What a beautiful family heirloom, and how nice of her to think of you with such a sweet gift!

Making It Vintage said...

It's a beautiful Tea Service Debbie, I once visited the Staffordshire potteries, a fascinating place indeed.

lily x

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