Thursday, January 5, 2012

Royal Albert Collection


So, I picked up a few dishes today...  Okay, more than just a few.  A woman was selling her collection of Royal Albert Lady Caryle and Lady Ascot on Craigslist this week.  She would use the money from the dishes, along with that from a few other household item sales to pay her rent.  A sad story, but one that I'm sure is all too common in today's economy.  Many of us have been there, and can empathize.  I was happy to hand over the cash that would help her out, as I loaded up the place settings to complete my collection I have been working on for close to 10 years now.  She said she was glad to know that her collection, which had sat in boxes for years would be going to a new home where they would be used and enjoyed.  I assured her that they would be used and enjoyed by many, because my mom and I often host large formal tea parties where we use our best bone china!  She said that was exactly the kind of fate she had hoped for her pretty dishes!




This Royal Albert "Rosetime Chintz" wasn't part of the lot I purchased today.  I actually found these pretty vintage dishes at an estate sale a few weeks ago.  I just love mixing patterns and these pair so well with the Lady Carlyle and Lady Ascot!




I painted a couple more Tea Party signs for my space at Camas this week, too!  Surely someone is in the mood for a tea party...I know I am!


Thank you so much for your sweet visit today!  I hope you're having a wonderful week!  I am heading up to the mountain tomorrow to ski for the first time in many many years. 
Wish me luck...I'm going to need it!


Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

p.s.  Dear Blog Friends - I've finally stared a Facebook page for Girl in Pink!  I would love it if you'd join me there!  The button on my sidebar will take you directly to the page!  You'll also notice I have a button for Pinterest now, too!

joining these lovely ladies for their fun weekly parties:
 Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Courtney at French Country Home for Feathered Nest Friday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Fridays Unfolded
Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday

8 comments:

  1. Oooooooooooooooooh - you can't believe how I am swooning! FABULOUS, Amanda - what a great start to the new year! Happy 2012 - Tanya

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  2. How nice to meet you! I love Royal Albert and those are some lovely dishes! Come join my Tuesday Cuppa Tea meme if you would like to!
    Ruth

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  3. Be still my beating heart! I adore your new china. I would love to hold a tea parties too and use all my vintage china, but I just can't bring myself to use them. I would be too afraid that the china would get chipped or broken. How do you cope with the inevitable chips and breakages?

    Madison xxx

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  4. Those are SO beautiful!! I would have so much fun using them! :)

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  5. You scored BIG TIME although the circumstances are not the best. It is a relief to know these lovely dishes will be in the hands of one who will use and appreciate them. Can't get over the vivid, beautiful patterns and colours! Have fun skiing.

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  6. Oh I am in a tea party mood, too. I am thinking about February for Valentine's Day and my birthday, which is Feb. 18th. I am already making plans!

    Was just looking back at some of your older posts and your booth. I know it must be hard to sell such beautiful things. I would want to keep it all for myself. Your decorating is just beautiful.

    Blessings,
    Robin
    Linton Cottage

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  7. Hi there! This is my first time here. I'm glad that china found a loving and thankful home! ♥

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  8. Lovely post. Lovely photos and thanks for sharing. Very sad that poor lady had to sell to pay her rent though. What will she do when she runs outta things to sell? Glad you got them though and will use with love.

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