Sunday, June 01, 2008

A Few of My Favorite Things...



My china pattern is Royal Doulton's "Old Country Rose". I can't remember when I became 'smitten' with this beautiful china, but 17 years ago when my dear husband offered to buy me a set to show his appreciation for helping him through seminary I jumped at the chance--and shed more than a few tears!

5 comments:

Clarissa said...

Oh, that is lovely, Connie! I think that pattern is so pretty! I wouldn't mind finding myself a teacup and saucer in that!

Connie said...

clarissa: I occasionally see cups and saucers in antique/thrift/flea markets.

Most recently I saw several in a shop in downtown B.A.--the shop south of the candle shop (Secret Garden candles????). I don't remember the price, but you can also check ebay for good prices. :-)

Shawn Abigail said...

My Mom recently gave my wife her full set of Royal Albert "Winsome". We ended up buying a china cabinet to hold it.

Connie said...

shawn: Oooohhhhhh, a china cabinet--that's what my "Old Country Rose(s)" need! Maybe I can convince dear hubby to add on to our house so I can fit in a china cabinet! I imagine your wife is delighted!

Shawn Abigail said...

Yes, she's quite happy about it. There was a good spot in the corner of the kitchen and we found an inexpensive one at Ikea. Also, we're now able to use our former "good" dishes as everyday dishes.