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Monday, October 21, 2013

Tea Cup Tuesday-OCR and Look Alike

Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!

"Why do we do this week after week?" Martha and I might ask ourselves...
we do it because it feels good to focus on
beauty and friendship!
: )

(We also love to see great china)
AND create Beautiful Friendships over a cup of tea!

When I first saw this cup, I thought it was a variation of
Old Country Roses, by Royal Albert.
It matched my OCR teapot shown here.
The beautiful red, yellow and pink roses look so similar.

Gorgeous coloring!

But I was surprised...
It is actually a cup by Royal Chelsea. 

New Chelsea Porcelain Co (LTD) began in 1912, on Bagnall St., Longton, Stoke On Trent, England,
In 1951 they continued work under a new title,  New Chelsea China Co (LTD) and closed in 1961.

This cup has a backstamp I have not yet located, but I am guessing 
it was manufactured after the firm changed it's name in 51.

This Old Country Roses tea pot was manufactured in Indonesia.

I had not look that closely when I purchased it from Macy's years ago.
I assumed since it was Royal Albert it had been manufactured in England.

Here you see the perfection of Red, yellow and pink roses. 
The artist took years to perfect this pattern.

Check out this Ebay page on "How To Buy Royal Albert Old Country Roses"
The author has some interesting information about the history,  different
manufacturers and qualities over the years. 
This is where I learned about the different countries OCR is made.
The author has some opinions about collecting this pattern.

I enjoy mixing and matching china.
And this pair seem to be perfect for each other. 


In our busy world, I know how precious time can feel.
Thank you for spending a few of your moments with me today : )

"The only thing that really matters in life, 
is to love and be loved in return."


Marjanne said...

Oh yes love and be loved!!! I totaly agree!!! Lots of love to you and thank you for the nice cup of tea!

Marjanne said...

Oh yes love and be loved!!! I totaly agree!!! Lots of love to you and thank you for the nice cup of tea!

Elaine said...

What a pretty cup, that touch of gold adds real luxury, I can imagine it would feel very special to have a cuppa from this beauty. Hope you enjoyed your travels, thank you for your comments on my blog too. Elaine x

Micupoftea said...

Hello Terri! Thank you for hosting. What a lovely post and gorgeous photos...looks like you have had some fun outings lately. Enjoy your tea times :)

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Terri! Delighted to wake to Old Country Roses - yes - a favorite of mine, too. I am always amazed at the stories behind the patterns and how such works of art we take for granted may possess great drama in the steps taken prior to their gracing our tea tables. I mix and match, too - and I keep my OCR teapot on my computer desk - holding pens and pencils - because I found it for pennies at a yard sale missing the lid. Someday - perhaps- I'll find the lid the same way!

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Hello Terri! As always, you delight us with a wonderful teacup, it's lovely! And the tea pot too. Interesting research about backstamps, it's part of this joy, isn't it?
I'm happy joining your nice party again.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Terri,
Your teacup is gorgeous and a lovely match to your pretty teapot. I like the mis-matched pairing; makes it whimsical. Thanks for for sharing your pretties with us and have a beautiful day.


Clara said...

Hi Terri, Your teacups are always so pretty. Thank you for the info on OCR. I'll have to look at mine a little closer.

highheeledlife said...

Terri, your teapot and teacup are both so lovely. It's amazing how some pieces just go together. Thank you for hosting ... wishing you a peaceful week, hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Terri, That was such an interesting article about purchasing the china. I know that many English potteries moved their production to Asia in the late 90s, including Wedgwood who made my everyday Nantucket pattern. Backstamps tell so much! Thank you for hosting. Linda

relevanttealeaf said...

What a beautiful teacup and it goes perfectly with your Old Country Roses. Lovely photos of treasured possessions!

Edith DUTERTRE said...

des roses comme je les aime
cette théière est superbe
s'asseoir et boire un bon thé en

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Terri, your tea cup is gorgeous! My teacup is nothing special, just a thrifted white cup. Worked well for my Witches tea. Happy to be joining your party today.

Dorthe said...

Dear Terri,
This cup is the most beautiful one I have seen-the roses in yellow and deep pinks and red looks stunning ,and yes it goes so well with your teapot,- it must be so delightful to have tea from such a special lovely "gold" cup .
I hope your week is lovely, and wishes you a happy day!!
Hugs from Dorthe

Poussière du Sud said...

Oui cette tasse est merveilleuse, j'en ai chiné une comme celle-ci sur ebay.
Chaque mardi, un article complet sur une tasse à thé est très enrichissant.
Cordialement. Babette

Luján Fraix said...

Hola Terri, querida amiga.

Belleza en esa taza de té y la tetera. Amo las teteras.
Me encanta como lo describes. Tu página es maravillosa, resalto también que me gustan mucho tus carpetitas crochet, ganchillo.

Un beso, todo muy romántico.

Millie said...

Interesting pint about OCR manufacturers. My Mom has this china so I will check hers to see.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

All that gold on your teacup makes it look elegant and a good match for the OCR. I had no idea that the china was made anywhere other than England either. Nice to learn something new and as you say, it's all about sharing.

Veronica Roth said...

That really is a beautiful cup Teri and my whole heart went out to it. I think it's because my grandmother had these beautiful gilded things in her house in Prague, and later her house here in Vancouver and it's something I associate with her and with treasures from my childhood. (Or, maybe it's as grandma always said and I'm part magpie always attracted to shiny golden things. :)) Hugs to you and I hope your week is shaping up nicely.

Tea in the Library said...

Thank you for hosting - and for the link about Old Country Roses. Lovely to visit - as always!

Martha's Favorites said...

Sending love your way! Thanks for all you do for me. Hugs, Martha

Shane Pollard said...

Hello Terri
Old Country Roses - so perfectly named and what could be nicer for sharing tea!
Thank you for hosting your "tea party" and so nice to bring graciousness into our lives.


sandy said...

Beautiful teacup and teapot! Interesting that it came from Indonesia! You DO share beauty in your blog. It makes me smile!

KathyB. said...

The teacup & teapot really do look as if they belong together, and judging from your photos, they do , even though they were made by different companies.

I always find your history of the makers of teacups and china very interesting Terri, your cups & saucers so beautiful, and your posts inspire me to appreciate even more the china I have stored away. ( and to use it ! )

Zaa said...

Good Morning Terri...
I love your teaser photography whether it's OCR or not ...It's BEAUTIFUL to see and to drink from...The colors are outstanding ...Such a sweet teapot( Ha ha) I love your OCR story and will venture over to read up .Thanks for the tip and lovely teatime chatter....Hugs

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
I am always amazed how similar patterns are. I have seen such similarities on English china as much as on German. Anyway, since my participations on the virtual Tea Times I have learned from you all, how nice it looks when matching china is mixed. That looks so perfect on your photos. I don't care where the china is made. Important is just the good look for me. Thank you for sharing your wonderful china and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Createology said...

Hello dear. I never tire of your beautiful tea cups and china. Sipping tea is such a relaxing event that allows us to stop and reflect on all we are thankful for. Tea Bliss...

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Terri...a bit late. Just got back from 3 days at the coast...with no internet access. Love the teacup! Chelsea and their versions is a favorite of mine. There are some strong opinions about Royal Alberts china production now. When I was in Staffordshire 2 years ago, there was talk that production of OCR would be moved back because of quality problems...but haven't heard if it has been. Have a great week! I totally agree about beauty and friendships! So precious!

Kathy said...

Hello Terri, your teacup is exquisite - it is so very much fun to get together to share loveliness! Sets our week off right - I appreciate you and Martha hosting,

Victoria said...

Hapy Tea time Terri..I love the ocr patterns too..so enchanting and romantic and poetic! Thanks for the lovely info and links.Awesome!
Always such gorgeous photography my friend..shine on!!!

Marianne said...

Friendship, tea, and love...Ah, it's the breath of Life. Beautiful teacup, Terri...it brilliantly echos all that you said here.

Enjoy a blessed day,

Marianne xo

GardenOfDaisies said...

That is a close match! So pretty!

Aida said...

Hi Terri, thank you for hosting wonderful tea time. It helps bring people from far and near sharing blissful afternoon teas. OCR was the first tea set I bought and I truly treasure them. Yours are elegant and distinctive.

Thank you for hosting.

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