Monday 3 November 2014

Pretty Vintage Finds

Last week I popped into our local Hospice shop
and I found two pretty cups.

Sadly, there were no saucers - only two cups.
I would love to find two matching saucers!
Meantime I've teamed them up with two floral saucers.

There is a stamp on the bottom of the cups
Royal Winchester English Bone China.
Can anyone enlighten me on the name of the design please?
I googled it, but couldn't find a match.

This pretty bowl belonged to my Mother
she used it almost every day and
it has very fond memories for me.

I'm joining
I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing weekend
and wishing you a happy new week.

Sweet Wendy of Apple and Apricot
has created this darling heart as part of her
beneath it is a dutch magazine 
"Petite Brocante"
and part of the giveaway too, it looks fabulous!
Just visit her blog and become a follower to enter!
Bonne Chance dear friends!


Oh and don't forget Marie's

Take care and
be kind to one another
Merci à bientôt



  1. Hello Shane
    Your china is just stunning! I can't tell you the name of the cups but they certainly look like cherry blossoms and foxgloves.
    That is such a precious bowl that belonged to your mother and I can see why you so treasure it!
    Hope all is going well on your island down there!?
    Sending warm hugs,

  2. Dear Shane, your new cups are delicate and gorgeous. How precious a find! I hope you'll be able to find matching saucers too, but they do beautifully match your flower saucers. You have delightful China.
    Big hugs to you and wishing you a beautiful day

  3. Hello Shane, I love your pretty vintage teacups and your mother's bowl.. The pattern is lovely.. Beautiful images! Have a happy new week ahead!

  4. These cups bring back memories! My old aunt always gave me a cup of coffie in English bone china cups. It was very chique to use these cups, and she collectes them.
    Groetjes from Holland,


  5. Dear Shane,
    you found some very lovely pieces there! I hope you are well.

    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

  6. Beautiful finds! Keep looking the saucers will turn up! Love the makers mark with the rose.

  7. Such beautiful finds! I love the print on the cups and are those foxgloves in the photo up there??? Beautiful! Happy week to you! Nicole xo

  8. The cups are beautiful Shane and they look good with the saucers you have them with. I wouldn't have noticed they are not a set! I see lots of saucers in charity shops, maybe you'll find a match some day!

  9. The teacups are pretty with the pink foxgloves and possible a rugosa rose in the background? Have you decided what the flowers are Shane?
    When the expert tea gals read this post I'm sure you'll get some answers to the pattern and flowers.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.
    Happy Tea day!

  10. Hi Shane,

    I love your "new" cups. I've always enjoyed mixing and matching my cups and saucers. have fun with your new finds.

  11. You certainly did find two very pretty cups. I guess they are not named after the flower that is on them. I hope you find out what the name is.

  12. Dear Shane, your new cups ,are so very lovely , with the foxglove pattern and wild rose!! A beautiful form,too- I hope you will find saucers ,too .
    Your table decked with them and other lovely flower and gold edged pieces, looks wonderful,- the bowl is surely so beautiful, and ,-fantastic it is still there with you !!

  13. The cups and your mother's bowl are just beautiful. I do hope you will be able to find the saucers to go with the cups. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  14. No idea about the design but it's very pretty. One of the saucers look to be a pattern I own by Royal Dalton. Love it!

  15. Hi Shane,
    wonderful Items you found! I love those mugs too, but there is no space left in my cupboard ;O)
    Happy week to you,
    Love and hugs,

  16. They are beautiful! And I love matching them up with different saucers. I think that looks sweet! Hugs!

  17. Hello Shane, what a treasured find in Hospice. I adore the cup with the foxgloves on it, have never seen that design before. My foxgloves are flowering at present in my garden & I just adore them. Perhaps Garden Angel Catherine may be able to help with the name of the design, Have a lovely week my friend x0x

  18. Although your lovely new cups may not be matching matching with the saucers, they look great together, and it is nice to mix and match sometimes anyway! xx

  19. Shane, these are so lovely! We have a hospice store near my home and I love going there and finding treasures!

  20. Beautiful vintage teacups. I noticed the one was made in Auckland!
    Oh, I just went back and saw it was made for a pottery in Auckland.
    I hope you have a wonderful week, Shane, with lots of sunshine in your springtime.

  21. Great finds. Tea cups are always hard to find here at thrift stores. They go quickly, so it is a matter of good timing. Have your tried for saucers? You might try looking there.

  22. The cups with the delicate wild rose and foxglove pattern are lovely, I hope some more research will mean that you can get replacement saucers, although the ones you have with them are also very pretty.

  23. I am always glad to see 'widowed' tea cup and orphan saucers find a good home. The fox glove teacup is unusual.. and sooooo pretty! I like a little mix and match myself. Visiting from Berideen's. Have a lovely week.

  24. That Foxglove teacup is lovely! And no matter that the cups don't match the saucers exactly. They still look very well together.

  25. I love elegant tea cups...these are stunning

  26. Hi: Tea cups with foxgloves are so hard to find. Yours are beautiful. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  27. Oh my dear Shane, what loveliness! The tea cups are simply beautiful!

    Have a wonderful week, my friend. Hugs to you!

  28. Hi Shane, I love foxgloves, and grow them in my garden. So therefore I am adoring your pretty teacups! Your mother's bowl is lovely as well. Have a great week!

  29. Hi Shane...very pretty! And don't usually see foxgloves or canterbury bells on teacups! Unfortunately you will have difficulties finding match... Royal Winchester was only around for a few years in the 1980s, and left no records that I know of... :( not good news. But I am sure you'll find something that coordinates...a solid color to match a hue in the teacup? Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  30. Hello Shane,
    Your teacups are really pretty! One doesn't see foxgloves on a teacup very often. I hope you find the matching saucers although sometimes it's fun to create a set with mismatched china. Sorry, I cannot help you with the pattern. Your mom's bowl is precious and holds fond memories. Can't beat that! Thank you for sharing and linking up with me for tea. Hope you have a beautiful day.


  31. What a unique floral pattern on your new tea cups. They are so pretty!

  32. Such pretty cups - can't help you with the pattern name though, because it's not one I have ever seen before.

  33. Your 'new' teacups are charming, Shane! I love foxgloves - they grow wild here in the spring. I do hope you find matching saucers and the name of the pattern. Your Mother's bowl is so lovely - a dear treasure. Hope you have a beautiful week. xo Karen

  34. Dearest Shane,
    What a beautiful treasures you found; wish you could trace down some matching saucers as well. Love the pretty bowl from your Mother!
    Sending you hugs and love,

  35. What lovely finds Shane. I love those cups with foxgloves on them, I never seen anything like it. I am a big fan of foxgloves. If you didn't say about the missing saucers, I wouldn't even noticed.
    Enjoy your week,


  36. Your mother's bowl is a treasure to keep. The cup with foxgloves is wonderful. I have never seen one with foxgloves.

  37. Hi Shane,

    I adore your new lovely teacups! The Foxglove and Rose pattern is so pretty and unique. It is sipping tea weather :-)

  38. ♥Hello my dear friend! Love your beautiful cups! Happy day! xxx Riitta♥

  39. I would have thought the china all went together as they colors are perfect, even if the design is not the same. I like an eclectic mix of designs so they look quite lovely together. Best wishes, Tammy

  40. Very pretty It must be a delight to drink tea in the sun from such beautiful cups The bowl is gorgeous as well

  41. They are beautiful but can't help much with the design's title. English bone? China? Chinaware yes but I'm getting confused with English bone.

  42. Hello Shane, they really are very pretty cups, and most definitely in your palette. I like the look of them with slightly different saucers. Gorgeous! Happy fossicking...xx



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