Monday, August 17, 2009

Go Albert! Go Albert!

Go Albert! Go Albert! Oh my gosh! Am I a lucky girl or what!?
Last week while out and about antiquing.....I got me this!
I'm sure many of you recognize this pattern. It's Old Country Roses by the one and only Royal Albert. Isn't this cup just so rich with color and so exquisite? It's the Queen of all tea cups. I think there's a mar on the front pattern but I don't care one bit. As I sip my tea out of this beauty, I only think of some old lady who must have drank out of this tea cup. It makes you wonder who she was, what she looked like and what she held in the depths of her heart during her life time. I do have some new tea cups in my collection but I prefer them old and vintage and full of history and mystery to for that matter. When I started out collecting tea cups, name brands did not matter to me. But when I passed by this beauty on three different occasions.....well maybe this little Royal Albert beauty was calling out my name. =) In fact I heard it speak to me..........grannie Annie.......take me home. It almost sounded ghostly, lol. =) Ok, I'm just kidding with that. Name brands don't really matter to me though as I collect tea cups. I just have to like them. And of course I have to feel the price is right.
Well after I purchased the Royal Albert Old Country Roses tea cup, I was doing some shopping and I seen this....


The back...........

Isn't this bunny just the cutest thing? I just love the two pink roses that adorn the top of each ear. I also love the way the ears hang down. Well when I turned this little bunny over.....what do you suppose I saw? Yep. Royal Albert Old Country Roses. I just immediately fell in love with it even before I turned it over. I know that this piece is probably "seconds" (I think that's what you call it?), but I don't care. I wanted it and I was able to get her. "Seconds" just means, that there is a slight imperfection and not a "true" collectible. But like I said, that does not mean anything to me.
Here is a picture of both of them together.
I have to put my tea cup back into my china cabinet before it gets broke.

It came with an extra saucer.
And the bunny is going back into my curio cabinet so she doesn't get broke.
I just love my fabulous finds and I just wanted to share it with all of you ladies. Go Albert......go Albert!
I'm signing off............from Peek-A-Boo Street!

14 comments:

  1. What wonderful goodies you found!

    Love the bunny!

    XXDenise

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  2. The extra dish is for the adorable bunny to have a little snack while you have your tea, my dear!

    I'm like you, I look for what I like and what I can afford.

    So glad you snagged these goodies!

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  3. So sweet. I love pieces with a story too.

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  4. Those are just beautiful, Mom! I love them. Especially that cute little bunny! You find the nicest things. :)

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  5. Oh, I love your finds!
    And my home is filled with 'second-hand' everything because I too love things that have a bit of history. I love anything time-worn and I love to give it a home in my home!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  6. What great pieces you found. I just love the rabbit. Have a great day.

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  7. I think the Old Country Roses pattern is just gorgeous! I have never seen the bunny before,he is precious . My mother has the whole set of china . I also like their set that is pink, I think it is called Lady Carlisle or something like that.

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  8. How lovely to find something that makes our heart beat faster and brings a smile to our lips. Lucky girl. Thanks so much for stopping by and helping me out.

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  9. Hi Anne,
    Thanks for your visit. My daughter and grandchildren are still here so I have been kept quite busy. I have been trying to keep up with my friends here in blog world, and will certainly get back to my routine after they leave to go back to Washington State Monday. Have a great day. Madeline

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  10. Dear Anne, You have found the most beautiful treasures ♥ I wish I had some more room because I would collect tea cups too. They are so lovely and that little bunny is to die for. I love anything traditional because like you I like to think about what the women were like who owned them and how they must have looked in their homes. I hope you have a wonderful day.

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  11. Oh they are beautiful....I love that precious bunny too! Sweet sweet treasures! The only thing I've been lucky enough to find in the Royal Albert Country Roses is a set of 4 teapot shaped napkin rings...you'd love 'em honey, they are cute. I wish I could find more pieces. I'll always looking that's for sure! LOL! Maybe I'll show them on a post sometime. I hope you have a great evening!
    Big Hugs,
    Queenie

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  12. Sweet! It was our week!

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  13. Your collection is gorgeous darling. I too prefer vintage over new and sometimes I too wonder who had them and if they enjoyed them or not. Secretly, let me tell you items in store talk to me too. Loved your post, have a fantastic day my friend and thanks again for visiting me.

    Hugs ♥♥♥
    Duchess

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  14. Oooo! So pretty! ♥ The bunny fits in quite well! ☺

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Peace & Love, Anne