Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Vintage Tudor Rose Teacup...

While packing up my china cabinet for our move I came across this lovely teacup given to me a few years ago by my very dear friend.

My friend's aunt whom she had been taking care of for quite awhile died and left a gorgeous collection of English bone china teacups. Her aunt was actually from England and moved to the United States in the early 60's. So all of her collection was pre-60's. My friend's sisters swooped down on the aunts home to grab the teacups. They didn't really want anything else. This was all done while my friend was arranging the funeral, etc. 

When Jackie (my friend) got to the house she noticed that all but a few of the teacups were gone. She was livid!!! She was in charge of the aunt's belongings. She didn't want all of the teacups and was willing to share, but seriously three of them left. Jackie was able to reclaim them and go through all the teacups and pick out the ones she wanted. 

She picked out this very special Tudor Rose cup for me. She knew how much I loved roses (my mother's maiden name is Rose), loved the Tudors and anything involving the English pastime of tea.  I treasure this cup, I think it's beautiful.

Tudor Rose~ Collingwoods
Back stamp was printed between 1937-57

Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. 
Norman Macewan.

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  1. Susie, your Tudor Rose teacup is a beauty! Fun to know some of its history. Funerals and deaths in families seldom bring out the best in people. Too sad. Happy Tea Day!

  2. I absolutely love the teacup! So nice you were able to reclaim some. Amazing what will come out of folks at the wrong time...had a similar thing in my family. Yechch! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  3. Hi Susie,
    I am glad that your friend gifted you with this beautiful teacup. It is truly lovely. I know first hand how thoughtless and uncaring some family members can be. I am so happy you shared your treasure with us. Have a delightful week.


  4. Now that is a gorgeous rose cup! The flowers are so vibrant and romantic. What a kind gift!
    I have a few Collingwoods tea cups and I love them too.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. That is such a special teacup. Just lovely. Your friend must be a very good person to take care of her aunt and to make sure she picked this beautiful cup for you.
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  6. What a beautiful rose tea cup! And how lovely of your friend to gift it to you. Best wishes, Michelle

  7. Susie, I love this pattern! I hope you have it on display so you can enjoy it everyday!

  8. OH greediness never gets people very far does it? I've heard this story many times bu many people, there must be so many greedy and wicked people out there. Anyhow your cup and saucer is just wonderful.

  9. What a beautiful tea cup. I'm so happy that it finally wound up in the hands of someone that appreciates it.

    - The Tablescaper

  10. Lovely tea cups! It shows how old it is but still look adorable.
    End of Lease Cleaning Sdyney

  11. What a beautiful tea cup! I'm sure you will treasure this collection for many years. I only have a few in my collection and I do use them from time to time.

    All the best,