Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Highland Thistle

I have a thing for teacups made by Royal Albert.  Yes, that is a strange problem I know.  This teacup is my Mother's, I borrowed it for some photos.  It is called Highland Thistle. 

Isn't it pretty perched here.  This book was a sweet gift from my oldest son.  He has a love for classic novels and in his search for some new titles he picked this up for me.  I thought that was very sweet.  The cosmos and zinnias are still blooming in the garden but their days are numbered, because we will soon have our first frost.
Do you have a favorite teacup manufacturer?

I will link this to:

Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
Tea In The Garden at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Share your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen
 Blissful Whites Wednesday at Timewashed


Salmagundi said...

I love Royal Albert, too. I inherited a tea set from my mother - it's Royal Albert but in a rose pattern. There is something about the quality of the RA china, isn't there? Sally

Denise said...

What a BEAUTIFUL teacup and saucer, Sherry!! I love Scottish thistle flowers! I don't think I have a favorite manufacturer; I just love classic English and Irish china. :)

The teacup looks perfect on your book -- what a sweet and thoughtful gift from your son. Have a wonderful week, Sherry!


Denise at Forest Manor

Bernideen said...

That is a wonderful pattern and the thistle is beloved! Especially the Scottish folks! Lovely posting and so glad you joined in at Friends Sharing Tea!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
What a thoughtful son you have! That story is a classic for sure. The RA Thistle teacup is really lovely. I love the little leaf on the handle. I guess Royal Albert would be my favourite maker too. Their cups are such pretty shapes and they are timeless in their beauty. Thanks so much for sharing with us and joining me for tea today.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that your porch pumpkins are being featured tomorrow at my HOME party. So pretty!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love Royal Albert too! That's a wonderful pattern. Just read a great ebook where someone believes he is the descendant of Bonnie Prince Charlie in modern day Edinburgh...fun book! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

The cup and saucer are lovely and the book was a very thoughtful gift from your son. He must know his mother well :)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I have never seen that pattern before. Love it. I am a Royal Albert fan too?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sherry, I am a huge china fan, and I love Royal Albert. That is a lovely pattern.

How wonderful that your son buys you classic novels, and that looks like PRIDE AND PREJUDICE which is one of my favorites. Mr. Darcy... swoon!

Hope all is well with you. I'm trying to get back to blogging, and I am starting with a memorial tribute to Mom. It's been a long summer, and I broke my hand which I hope will hold up to blogging. I have my brace off right now.

Love to you...



Terri said...

Hello Sherry,
Your mother's thistle tea cup is wonderful. I adore thistles on a cup, and the coloring on this R.A. cup is vibrant.
I do have a favorite company or two (lol) of china manufactures. I love Limoges, and Paragon. O.k. E.B. Foley too, oh and Shelley, and of course...I love Royal Albert and Aynsley too and so many more! lol! I guess I love them all : )
Thanks so much for sharing!
Your son's gift is heartfelt!


Oh dear Sherry, I'm sorry I've taken a while coming here to visit and see your stunning teacups and yes, when I look at a set of dishes, my eyes go first to the teacups to see if they call me...if I don't like their shape, which it hardly happens, I won't buy it,lol! Thank you a 'ton' for your sweet, kind and generous comments on Victoria's FC celebration, I so appreciate it very much! Big hugs,

Jann Olson said...

Hi Sherry,
I have always thought the thistle plant to be quite pretty. Have never seen it on a teacup. Very lovely! Thanks for sharing with SYC.