Tuesday 1 October 2013

Treasured family memories...

Hello dear friends
it's tea time again and today I'm showing
you a coffee set which my mother
passed on to me.

This is an Art Deco set made by Royal Doulton
around 1920-1930

The pattern is called 'Honesty'
and each piece is decorated with a pattern
of Honesty seed pods in red, yellow and green
with a gold edging.
A lovely Autumn inspired design.

The set contains six demitasse cups and saucers
used for espresso coffee.
I remember my parents using it when
they had friends over for lunch or dinner.
When not in use it was stored carefully away
in the china cabinet.
It is one of my most treasured possessions
because of the precious family memories it
holds for me.
Today I'm joining these parties
Tea Time Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Feathered Nest Friday

Please pop over to these parties for a look see!

My two sweet friends who joined me for coffee today! 

 My very talented friend DORTHE of
made this exquisite collage.
The image of a beautiful lady surrounded by
vintage laces, fabrics and notions-
is her
I'm sure you would all like to win it so
please visit her beautiful blog to enter.


Thank you for your visits and comments
 to my new followers
it's lovely to meet you!

À bientôt

and be kind to one another



  1. What a beautiful coffee set! I know it brings it you much joy and sweet memories.

  2. Hello Shane,
    Wow, this is an amazing Art Deco set! Royal Doulton, of course, is a very fine quality china company. The coloring is lovely for autumn. This set must have many memories for you. You are so blessed to have it.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Hi Shane,
    Your coffee set is a beautiful family heirloom and I'm pleased you have shared it with us. You are welcome to share coffee sets any time you wish. The set really is a stunner and lovely for the Autumn! Thank you for sharing it with us and for coming to tea.


  4. Oh what a charming set - and perfect for the beginning of autumn. Darling friends at your tea, and so well behaved.

  5. Hi Shane: I am so delighted in this set of Royal Doulton. I have never seen anything so pretty. What a special set. You are a blessed lady. Hugs, Martha

  6. Oh how pretty they are...very stylized and charming. No wonder they are very precious to you. I can imagine a little girl watching the diners enjoy their coffee around the table and the conversation and laughter...

  7. What a stunning coffee set Shane and a special family heirloom as well!
    Honesty is one of my all time favourites and it is just growing like crazy outside my window and all over the steps too!
    Enjoy a sunny Spring day!
    love and hugs,

  8. Shane:
    This is just lovely and very nice for fall. Beautiful photos!

  9. Love love the Royal Doulton coffee set! The beautiful shape and flowers is Perfect for fall. A great Art Deco design from your Mother. Have a wonderful week!


  10. What a beautiful heirloom Shane and Honesty (especially the pods)too is one of my all time favorites!
    Love and hugs,

  11. What a lovely coffee set. It has been very well cared for and you are lucky to inherit it. You must have some very special times when this set is used.

  12. This is just beautiful, Shane. I can see why you would love it for many reasons. I've always loved Royal Doulton, and in fact my fine china is one of their patterns. They're wonderful.

  13. Hi Shane, you lucky girl to have such a beautiful hand-me-down. I know you treasure it like I treasure the few things handed down to me by my grandmother and late aunts. Mostly my hand-me-down are jewellery (because we we political refuges) but are precious treasures I've begun handing down to my daughters. :) I know you will also pass this on in time and it will continue to be a treasure.

  14. What a stunning tea set! I love it...Christine

  15. That is just such a beautiful set Shane ... I can imagine how you must treasure it being passed down from you Mum. How special. I also ADORE your two little friends joining you today :-) Hugs, Julie x0x

  16. A beautiful set of china which I'm sure you must treasure. Have a good week, dear friend!

  17. What a wonderful treasure to have! I love the shape of the cups..it's different from anything I've seen.

  18. Dear Shane,

    How beautiful your family coffee set is and know how much you must treasure this.
    Love the honesty pods and the pretty colours of the set.
    Thanks for visiting me and it is great to be back.

    Hope you are enjoying your Thursday in the gorgeous sunshine.

  19. Beautiful set and indeed a treasure :) Love the autumn colors on the coffee cups!

  20. What a bright and cheery coffee set. It must bring sunshine to any gathering it's called to serve at! And best of all, as you say, are the memories it brings to you.

  21. Hi Shane, how nice to meet you! Tea or coffee...it's all good! It's the vessel as much as the brew as far as I'm concerned. And you have a treasure! What a gorgeous set, as well as being a special collection of memories! I LOVE it! My best dishes are Royal Doulton...Thanks so much for sharing your lovely set and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  22. So beautiful! Love that unusual pattern...

  23. ooo that china set is so special and wonderful...
    truly a treasure passed on to you dear Shane to enjoy and share!



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