Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tea Time with Royal Albert Old Country Roses

 I agree with several tea blogging friends, 
the January/February 2015
Tea Time  Matazine
cover featuring Royal Albert Old Country roses china 
is one of my favorites.  
This lovely pattern was introduced in 1962 and remains popular today. 

I don't have an entire set of this china. 
I only have the pieces in the photo above. 
I purchased the teapot several years ago in the gift shop
at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.  
We enjoyed afternoon tea at the hotel, served on
Old Country Roses.  Therefore, it was the "perfect" souvenir 
of that lovely experience. 
I purchased the open sugar bowl and "milk jug" from eBay,
and the Teacup Trio later. 

refers to Old Country Roses as
"the best-selling bone china pattern in the world."
It is featured on the cover with a Red Velvet Scone
for a Valentine's Day Tea Party. 
In my opinion, this pretty china can be used in a formal or casual setting. 


Marilyn said...

Old Country Roses is beautiful...but I still like my American Beauty best. Do you have any American Beauty?

Sylvia Cannon said...

I don't have any "Old Country Roses" but would love to.Maybe some day!

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

I only have one American Beauty cup and saucer, Marilyn. It is beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Old country roses is my favorite!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Thanks to my mom, I have her full set now that she's gone. Wonderful reminders of her and my nana ~ a treasure of family and beauty...
Glad you posted this Linda - Thankyou!

Joy said...

I only have one teacup and saucer but I love it. My table in the very first actual tearoom I ever visited, was set with OCR, and I've loved it ever since.

Patsy said...

I have 8 place setting of Old Country Rose. I love it, looks so pretty.

Angela McRae said...

I totally agree with you about this pattern's versatility. Love that you bought the teapot as your afternoon tea souvenir from the Grand Floridian. Perfect!


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