Monday, March 22, 2010

Found
I went to visit my parents for the weekend. While I was there I was poking around in all the old stuff that mum hauls around with her wherever she goes. Since I was a kid I have always loved this china. This was my great great grandparents wedding service from 1890. It's made in England by Foley. Mum has the entire set, 6 dinner plates, side plates, bowls etc.(except for a couple of missing cups.) The flowers are snowdrops. It's very thin bone china and very small in size compared to what we would use these days. Isn't it pretty?



24 comments:

krys kirkpatrick said...

It is beautiful. I love the colors and the scallops. Wouldn't it be lovely to use!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

WOW! Those are stunning!! 1890, 1950, 2010...no matter the year, that color is timeless!

Miss B said...

Pretty? Oh no it's phenomenal! Just gorgeous, a true treasure,

Brandie {Out and About Africa} said...

These are stunning!!!

Lulu said...

that's some of the most gorgeous china i've ever seen!

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fantastic classics
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turning pages said...

Gorgeous china! So great that is a family piece. I love items with a story.

Jill said...

They are so beautiful, the pattern, shape and color! What a treasure.

Jane Flanagan said...

Beautiful!

Linda said...

These are lovely and I would want to use them everyday just to see them on my table.

jan said...

Stunning!

lauren ♥ said...

it is beautiful! i hope that you will inherit it :)

lori said...

that is the most gorgeous set of china ever! (and i'm not a huge china person) i sure hope you put dibs on the set for when your mother's ready to part with it!

Elena (Tickled Pink Knits) said...

gorgeous!

Julie said...

The petal shaped edges with gold trim are so unique. What a beautiful set!

Cate said...

What a lucky mum to have these. The colour is gorgeous too!I bet they have a great story hidden them, does your mum have any other info about the wedding?

Sarah said...

That's hands down the most beautiful china I've ever seen!
--Sarah

crowjoy said...

Ohhh china envy!

ks said...

It's incredible.
And so YOU.
Their taste was passed along to you.

AnnaVallance said...

That is such beautiful china! How wonderful that it is still around for your family to enjoy.

Debra said...

It's china, do you know china? Isak Dinesen said to her African housekeeper in the movie Out of Africa. Yes m'am he replied: it can break!
It's precious when such beautiful china survives years of use. It must be well loved. Thanks for sharing. And oh that colour!

Fiona Cartolina said...

Thank you so much for all the comments - my mum will be so pleased to read them all - they really are the prettiest cups, saucers and plates!
Thanks for visiting!
Fiona

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Amazing...must show my friend and biz partner, Jane, she'll be drooling. :)

Paula said...

LOVE:)

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