Monday, January 24, 2011

Royal Albert Pacific Dogwood teacup

The other cup that I found at the Goodwill last week was a teacup from the Royal Albert Provincial Flowers series.

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The Pacific Dogwood was adopted as British Columbia’s floral emblem in 1956.  This Dogwood tree can grow between 15 to 40 feet tall and flowers in April or May.  It has clusters of bright red berries in the fall, with brilliant foliage.

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The cup has a Montrose shape.

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I found this dainty teacup (without a saucer) at another thrift store for one dollar.

P1242515The pale pink band around the top is pretty and there is a lovely rose on the inside of the cup.

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I can’t seem to find any information on Gold Coast China.

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For lots more Teacup Tuesday be sure to visit Terri and Martha.

19 comments:

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

ahhh I love your teacups! both are pretty! I am partial to Royal Albert cups and also to roses! so both your teacups are my fave! thanks for sharing! have a great day!

Princesa Nadie said...

All your cups are lovely too!
Hugs

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wish MY Goodwill stocked more teacups...can hardly ever find them! But it's always fun to luck. You struck a mother Lode, girl! Thanks for sharing!
Ruth

Marilyn said...

Love the dogwood teacup. Now on the rose cup you can be on the look out for a saucer, you just never know when you might find it's match. I love the search and have ended up finding a couple matches in the search.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, both of your teacups and saucers are just beautiful!

Angela McRae said...

I like both of these finds! (And sure wish I knew the shapes of things as well as you do!)

Terri said...

I love each one! Especially your first one as I love Dogwood. The cup is so pretty with those colors of green. What a great Goodwill you have!
Hugs,
Terri

Penny said...

Both your teacups are lovely. Your Royal Albert Dogwood speaks to the heart of hope of Spring.

Hugs,
Penny

Linda J. said...

Oh! These are very pretty finds!

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

Luvly! i've got dogwood branches for decor both inside and out on my balcony for the gorgeous deep burgundy of the branches!
tea and talk's on at FHC if you'd like a bit of travel ") WelCome!!

Under Her Wings said...

I absolutely love your beautiful teacups. The Royal Albert is exquisite, and the sweet cup with the rose would have been my mother's favorite. Thanks, too, for visiting my post. May the Lord richly bless your week. Gloria

Olga said...

The dogwood teacup is gorgeous! And the one with a lovely rose inside is very pretty too. Great finds!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What special tea cups you have shared with us. I just love them both. The Royal Albert is so beautiful. Thank you for being a part of this party. You have added to the day! Blessings, Martha

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

What lovely finds you made in those cups...I am in love with the dogwood one...I wait in great anticipation to our dogwoods at the top of our driveway blooming this yr...Having lived in North Carolina for 4yrs I have a certain sentimentality for the dogwood as it is the State flower there also.

Thank you for stopping by for tea with Sara and I this week.

blessings Kelsie

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

What lovely finds you made in those cups...I am in love with the dogwood one...I wait in great anticipation to our dogwoods at the top of our driveway blooming this yr...Having lived in North Carolina for 4yrs I have a certain sentimentality for the dogwood as it is the State flower there also.

Thank you for stopping by for tea with Sara and I this week.

blessings Kelsie

Snap said...

Love the dogwood cup and saucer and your little cup is so dainty. I bet you have a wonderful saucer to go with it! Happy Tea Day!

naorchid@aol.com said...

We started collecting the Royal Albert Provincial Flowers Series in 1985 when we happened upon a small china shop in Woodstock, New Brunswick. We fell in love with the dramatic patterns and being a botanist and an artist had to have these. We started with five cups and saucers and three salad plates. Over the next few years we were able to add more cups and saucers and plates until we were down to just a few. Then a set of Purple Violet became available at the same shop in New Brunswick and we drove up to get it and shortly thereafter we were in Vienna, Austria and found, of all places, the final trio of the Prairie Lily.
Meanwhile we had discovered Replacements, Ltd. in North Carolina and visited them to look at additional serving pieces. Here we picked up a cake plate, large creamer, covered sugar bowl and Regal tray and went on the waiting list for a tea pot. After two tries we did get the tea pot. Reasonably content with our collection I started to notice that Replacements had both the mugs and demitasse cups/saucers as well as other serving pieces. By now we were reading more about the pattern on the web and saw all of the other pieces in the set. The pattern was produced from only 1975-2001. Eventually we started buying mugs and now have 8 of the 12 and started acquiring the demitasse sets with 10 (4 from Germany!) of the 12. We are also adding some of the serving pieces. We use our set and it is primarily for desserts, so originally soup bowls, dinner plates, etc. were not of primary interest until now, but that is changing. The summer of 2010 has been excellent with the 11½ demitasse cups and saucers, 3 new mugs, and 14 new serving pieces including the small open sugar bowl and two large fruit bowls from England and the tea trivet and large sandwich plate, and a salt and pepper set - all very rare. Learned this summer that coffee cups = demitasse NOT mugs! Two more mugs were added in December so only 2 to go!
We did lose out on a quartet of four small berry bowls and the small cream pitcher on eBay, but have finally managed to get a single berry bowl from the UK and then the small creamer through the courtesies of folks in Holland. Several other good things came up from the Netherlands but were too difficult to negotiate to buy. Finally, from a different seller, we were able to purchase the Lady’s slipper demitasse from the Netherlands. The jewel in the crown was the acquisition of the tureen/punch bowl in November, a gift from a generous friend.
This is the full inventory of what we have what, in transit, bid pending, and what we are looking for:
We have the full set of trios and Gainesboro demitasses and all but 1mug.
ALBERTA ROSE TEA SET
round handled cake plate 13½” (2)
tea pot
large creamer (8 oz.) 4”
covered sugar bowl 3”
open sugar bowl 2” 2
small creamer (4 oz.) 3½”
Regal tray 9”
salad/fruit serving bowl 9½”
small fruit bowl 5½” (1) 1
round vegetable bowl 9¼” (2)
oval serving platter 16”
charger/chop plate 12½”
dessert/side plates 7¼” (2)
rimmed soup plate 8 ½” (1)
dinner plates 10½” (2)
tureen/punch bowl 12¼”
tea trivet 6”
sandwich tray 12”
footed tidbit serving plate with handle 8½”
salt & pepper set

footed cheese plate with glass dome- lady’s-slipper
3 tier server

Royal Albert Provincial Flowers WANT LIST
MUGS: Pitcher Plant, Prairie Crocus
HAMPTON DEMITASSE SETS: Alberta rose, lady's slipper, madonna lily,
mayflower, pitcher plant, prairie crocus, prairie lily, purple violet,
trillium

ALBERTA ROSE TEA SET
small fruit bowls 5½”/13cm-2, coffee pot, rimmed soup plate 8.5”/26.5cm-1, bread & butter plate 6”/15cm-2; chop plate (round platter) 13½"/30.5cm; handled cake plate 10½”/26.5cm

Paul & Stan

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Kathy said...

I am always in awe at the lovely beauty of a teacup! The various designs are quite amazing! Such pieces of art.
Hope you have a marvelous day,
Kathy

Val said...

Beautiful! I love dogwood, but life too far north to ever see any of it in real life. What a lovely cup!

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