Monday, February 18, 2013

Counting Teacup Trio Sets

I am often asked how many Teacup Trio Sets
 I have in my collection. 
I don't know. 
I learned about Teacup Trio Sets
(teacup, saucer, and small plate)
at an antique shop in Chipping Campden in England in
1998, and have been collecting English trios since.
Last week I pulled out some of my trio sets in preparation for
setting my "Hearts and Roses" Valentine tea table.
So, I decided to set-up the drop-leaf dining room table and
count my trios. 
To make a long story short,
I still don't know how many trios are in my collection, because
in addition to the individual patterns,
I have multiples of many, including the four Royal Patrician below. and
including, 6 of this, 9 of that, 3 of these, 5 of those, 2 here, 7 there,
and that doesn't include three different Christmas patterns, trios which match
three sets of china, and more.
I gave up! 
Maybe it's just better not to know.
That way, I might think I need another trio when I find one.
Does that make sense? 
I believe most of you know what I mean.
*Big Grin*
Linking with:
Rose Chintz Cottage ~ Tea Time Tuesday
Artful Affirmations ~ Tea Cup Tuesday
Antiques and Teacups ~ Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog ~ Friends Sharing Tea


racheld said...

What an immaculately delicate table-setting. Anyone from two to Ohgosh could sit down to that table and find all future tables wanting.

It's spare and smooth, letting the exquisite china speak for the whole room, and it just speaks to my heart. Simply perfect. I don't think I'd even need the tea.

Marilyn said...

You have an amazing collection! Now I will be on the lookout for trios.♥♫

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


How awesome!

I love your collections - you really have an amazing treasure there, my dear!

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh Linda, they are all sooooo beautiful! How I wish I could join you for tea someday. I really enjoy collecting teacups in lots of pretty patterns. I only have a few teacups with matching plates to make trio's though. (I don't need many, because my tea parties tend to be small and I kinda go for the mismatched Bohemian look anyway.)

Antiques And Teacups said...

I have a teacup trio today as well! Great collection! They are so great for mix and match! Just another china lady, you are!!!

Terri said...

What a beautiful array of gorgeous pink and white china! Wow! That is a pleasure to look at! You are lucky to have such a collection.
Your tea table setting is very romantic. That is a beautiful rose pattern.

Rosemary said...

Beautiful! You can never have too many sets!

Elizabeth said...

Just Beautiful ! I only have 3 trio sets but I am on the hunt for more!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Linda,
Your trio collection is just lovely! They really are wonderful for a cup of tea and a little nosh to go with it. I have a few sets but nearly as many as you have. They are nice to mix and match too. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea.

Blessings and joy,

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a fun post! You have such beautiful trio's! It's really nice to have matching dessert plates with the teacups. Keep on collecting, I know how much joy they give!

Micupoftea~ said...

Wow, what a beautiful collection! It is so nice when you have the additional luncheon plate. I love mixing and matching, too.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love trios and a woman who does not even know how many she has, wow! Your collection is amazing. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Bernideen said...

I really don't have many "trios" and I definitely think you hold the WORLD RECORD HERE. They are all so beautiful!

Bernideen said...

OOOOPPPS....I just came back to say I hope you will come and link to Friends Sharing Tea!

Lavender Cottage said...

I'm impressed - I have one set. They would be wonderful for a luncheon using mix and match trios.

Katherines Corner said...

Oh my goodness what a pretty collection you have. I'm hopping over from Teacup Tuesday to leave some hugs on your lovely blog.

Betty Stapleton said...

What a beautiful collection, love it, look forward to seeing them in future blogs. In fact going back to see if you have showed them. God bless...

Betty Stapleton said...

I went back through older posts, you have a beautiful collection. We are an auction company, so see a lot of collections. They are very cheap to buy anymore though, breaks my heart. But then can buy them cheap. Love your old posts...

Marilyn said...

I once was tempted to collect trios, but on second thought I didn't know where I could put them. I love seeing and enjoying yours. That is an amazing collection.

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

I love the Royal Patrician Pattern - it's so dainty...and beautiful.

I have a few Trios myself...but not nearly as many as you do.

Jan ♥

Angela McRae said...

A sea of trios--I love it! And I do know what you mean about the counting. I used to do that with my pieces, but sheesh, it is so hard when you have singletons, sets, orphans ... and yes, better not to know!


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