Monday, 28 February 2011

Down the primrose path!

I decided a while back when I was sorting out cups and saucers to share here, that I would save this one until I could see the sign that spring was definitely springing in my garden - the first primroses - and here they are!

So in honour of spring on the way here is my Primrose cup manufactured by Bourne and Leigh of Burslem.

This is such a pretty pattern, not least because of the pretty edging inside the tea cup.

As is so often the case, my cup shows some wear and a little chip. I actually have two teacups, a jam pot and a large dessert bowl in this lovely pattern. The bowl was a silver wedding present from my brother and looks perfect filled with strawberries.

Here is a closer look at the saucer....

..... and the backstamp.

If you would like to know more about Teacup Tuesday, pop over to Terri's lovely Artful Affirmations blog here. You can find links to other people participating in Teacup Tuesday this week as well, so do pop round and visit them too.

Thank you for popping by my virtual china cabinet!

Elaine x


  1. Hello Elaine! Your tea cup is the perfect spring cup! Your new flowers are beautiful and so is your cup. What a lovely gift to receive!
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us. And thank you so much for your very kind get well wishes. I really appreciate your comment.

  2. Hello Elaine,
    I agree with Terri, your chintz primrose is perfect for spring. Very charming design. Thank you for sharing.
    Greetings, Johanna

  3. Elaine, you have another lovely teacup! unique and rare too! never see one like yours! thanks for sharing! have a great week!

  4. What a wonderful Spring time teacup and saucer!

  5. wonderful! love the primroses. thanks for saving it for a spring post!

  6. Oh, I love the way the pattern runs inside the pretty!!

  7. Hi: I love this pattern. I have never seen it before, nor heard of the manufacturer. I going to go look for it on Ebay. Thank you so much for joining our party again this week. I look for to what you will share next week. Blessings, Martha

  8. I remember the primroses all over England...This is a sweet keeper! I haven't seen this one before or the maker. Appreciate the beauty and getting educated. Thank you, Ruthie from: