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....
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!