Monday, 31 January 2011

A tennis set for Teacup Tuesday

My choice for Teacup Tuesday this week is this lovely chintz tennis set. I love this cup and saucer, the colours are really unusual, but they work for me!

There is some wear especially on the cup, but this unusual design has always been a favourite among my chintz treasures.

This design is Royal Brocade, Lord Nelson Ware made by Elijah Cotton of Hanley.

I hope you like this set as much as I do.

If you would like to know more about Teacup Tuesday, pop over to Terri's lovely Artful Affirmations blog here.

This is a fairly short post as things have been very hectic for me over the last couple of weeks as my husband was suddenly taken ill and had to go into hospital. Cups of tea have been very important over this time, bringing real comfort when I really needed it. Thankfully things now seem to improving a little day by day. I may even be baking again very soon!

Thanks for popping by my virtual china cabinet!

Elaine x


  1. My prayers head out for your husband's recovery - as well as for you in this worrisome time.

    Your tea cup is lovely - Chintz is so awesome.


  2. A gorgeous set, Elaine. All the very best to you and your husband, here's to a speedy recovery.

  3. Hello Elaine, your tennis set is so lovely! No wonder it is your favorite!
    I am sorry to hear of your husbands illness. May he receive the perfect care and recover soon. Take good care of yourself.

  4. Elaine, your tea set is very nice. Enjoying tea from such beauties is a gift to our souls.

    I, too, send prayers for your husband's speedy recovery, and your strength, and peace of mind.

    May many Blessings overtake both of you,

  5. This is so pretty Elaine, thankyou for sharing it.

    You know I'm thinking of you both, Buddy.

    Lots of love and hugs
    Lesley Xx

  6. Elaine,

    I just recently started looking for vintage teacups to make pin cushions in. It's been so much fun learning about the different china companies. I'll be on the lookout for some chintz cups now. They are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi: I love your Chintz china. I am so sorry about your husband. I will pray for him. Blessings, Martha

  8. Oh I'm so glad I found your blog. I love chintz bone china. I'm your newest follower!

  9. Gosh, another winner. Why do they call it a tennis set? It is such an unusual pattern. Really lovely.
    Ruthie from: