My Hutch and Buffet | Royal Albert Old Country Roses


Not sure how regular or religious I'd be at fulfilling this goal but I plan to do a "Hutch and Buffet" series that would catalog my collection of my tea and tea paraphernalia. Quite honestly, this is what I had in mind when I started my blog.  Then I got obsessed with nail art, then with other different things....etc...etc... :-)

A while ago, a friend and her family encountered an unfortunate event that is happily now resolved.  This event involved the loss of many of their household possessions.  No one was hurt, that is the best part of it... The incident was reported promptly to the police and of course, the insurance company was contacted.  Hmmm, about that, the insurance, I mean.  We were all pleasantly surprised that my friend was a good keeper of receipts and invoices of purchases for their home, large or small.  Needless to say, they did not have a problem claiming loss through their insurance company as they had the proper coverage and complete evidence of their loss.  Impressive huh?



I hope it doesn't sound selfish, but does not events like this help us to reconsider our own situation and assess where we currently stand?  Uhuh, we checked our home insurance to see if we had the proper coverage that suited our needs. Check!  But in case of loss, how would we prove our claims if we did not have those receipts and invoices? Organized, me?  Yes, I think so.  Although not as organized as I wish I was. Not to despair... Did you know that you can do an inventory of your possessions by taking videos and photos around your home?  File them in a safe place for that "just in case" that hopefully never happens.   I mean I'm not saying that the insurance company would reimburse everything but hey, it might help with the process.


We don't have much, but I do have a cherished collection of tea cups and tea paraphernalia.  I thought I would use my friend's account above as a valid excuse for taking pictures and posting them. {That would be a safe place to file it, right?}  Let me start with this pretty, floral Royal Albert Tea Pot set. It is spring after all and the flowers are so uplifting.

A design that never goes out of time and style, in my opinion, this Old Country Roses set does put a cheer in my hutch and buffet. Indeed, it occupies the center stage.  The bouquet of red and yellow flowers nestled on those lovely green leaves pop up in beauty against the white background that looks so clean and pure. And the gilt makes it look even more elegant. 

Among my random collection of tea cups is a sole Old Country Rose tea cup and saucer set.  {Shopping list reminder: One more set for a tea-for-two? *wink*} One night when I was feeling so down and sad, hubby brought a little tray of tea in bed, he chose this tea cup wisely.  How quickly was I smiling again...


Do you have a favorite tea cup/set?
Do you also have a collection?

Please do tell in the comments below.  If you have blogged about it too, please include the link in your comment and I'll come take a peek too :-)

Have a nice day ladies {and gentlemen}!

xoxo,
Maya

I am Linking this post to:
Tea Time Tuesday by Sandi of Rose Chintz Cottage
Tuesday Cuppa Tea by Ruth of Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea by Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
A Return to Loveliness by Kathy of A Delighsome Life
Kathe's You're Gonna Love It Tuesday


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22 comments:

  1. We have had a few losses over the years...it is heartbreaking. A video inventory is always a good idea. I love your Royal Albert teaset...such a wonderful and classic pattern. And the macarons look wonderful! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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    1. Hi Ruth, I'm sorry about your losses... it's never a good thing. Thank you for hosting Tuesday Cuppa Tea, I am able to connect with others who also like collecting fine china :-)

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  2. What a lovely tea set! I don't have any collection, but I'd love to see others' through their blogs.
    Great idea about the video inventory! Thanks for this helpful and delightful blog!

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    1. Hi ate Chars, thanks for your comment. Glad you enjoy this one, hehehe... I truly enjoy collecting fine tea-cups hehehe... sometimes I just imagine I'm a fine lady enjoying a nice afternoon tea. ;)

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    2. Yes, you are a fine lady, I believe!

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    3. Yes, you are a fine lady, I believe!

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  3. So glad you shared at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog. The Old Country Roses is always a classic and beautiful design that is the most famous pattern of all time. Your photos are lovely!

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    1. Thank you Bernideen... yes, I have sang it's praises for a long time before I got them... it became even more precious because of that. Thanks for dropping by in my blog as well. I appreciate you're hosting an online tea party, :-)

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  4. Old Country Roses is so pretty! Love yours. I don't have any yet but hope to have one someday to add to my collection!!

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    1. Hi Sylvia... Thank you for dropping by, yes, someday I hope you would have some too. Isn't it pretty? I was just commenting here earlier that I dreamed about this pattern for a long time before I finally got my first tea cup, then looong time before I got the tea pot set... lol... maybe on my 10th year anniversary I would get a place set for 4.... (just dreaming, lol)

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  5. I love Old Country Roses and I have a few pieces of it. Lovely photos and your macarons look just wonderful. Such pretty cookies! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Hi Sandi, thank you for hosting in your blog. It's nice to get in touch with others who appreciate these things as well. Thanks for your kind comments - I found those macarons at the Saturday farmer's market... I finally got to try these famous cookies... lol

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  6. I love your beautiful tea ware! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you Sherry... Your cake by the way looks so pretty and delicious! Perfect for a great afternoon tea party :-)

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  7. Ooooh, those macarons look yummy!

    I also collect vintage teapots and teacups and am a huge fan of the Old Country Roses design.

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    1. Indeed they were Margie :-)
      Thanks for dropping by... Do you have a post on your Old Country Roses too?

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  8. Hi Maya: I love the Old Country Rose design too. It is classic. Everything looks so pretty. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  9. Beautiful....such a classic pattern! I do have a small collection, thank you for sharing yours!

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  10. Hi Maya,
    I do love Old Country Rose too! I think I love most of the Royal Albert china patterns but my favourite is Old English Rose. Do you know the one with the larger pink and red roses? Gorgeous pics of your gorgeous china! Happy Tea Day Maya and I am so pleased to meet you! Blessings, Karen

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  11. Hi Maya,
    I do love Old Country Rose too! I think I love most of the Royal Albert china patterns but my favourite is Old English Rose. Do you know the one with the larger pink and red roses? Gorgeous pics of your gorgeous china! Happy Tea Day Maya and I am so pleased to meet you! Blessings, Karen

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  12. Hi Maya, thanks for visiting my blog! Things like that are horrible and you never know when we ourselves might be the victims. Pictures are a great way to keep track of what we own. Love your gorgeous Old Country Rose and the macaroons look so yummy! I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It's about sharing the things that make you happy. I'd love if you shared sometime!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. Thanks, Maya, for coming by to visit me at Delights of the Heart. I tried to find an email to respond, but couldn't find one. Yes, with our tea ceremony it is gung -fu style tea service. It looks like we like a lot of the same things, tea, travel, flowers, and even a car show.

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