Lately I have been nostalgic, reminiscing about the past and thinking about the future. I am retiring in June from the teaching profession. I first started teaching in 1979 and worked part-time for many years while my children were small. Time goes so very fast. I don't feel any older but I suppose the time has come for me to enjoy life a little.
I thought it would be appropriate to feature this dinner set today since I am re-living the past and looking at my teaching materials (filled with memories) deciding which ones to give away and which of those to keep for my daughter and her boyfriend who both plan to be teachers.
I first started collecting this Royal Albert set "Memory Lane" when I was 16 (41 years ago). My mother emptied out one of her kitchen cupboards and that became my Hope Chest! For birthdays and Christmas my mother would always give me pieces or a place setting. I used to love any china in baby blue and my previous kitchen had accents of various shades of blue.
This is a very dainty Royal Albert floral design enhanced with gently scalloped edges and trimmed in precious gold. It has a white background with tiny blue and purple flowers with a mint green foliage as well. The pattern was discontinued between 1964 - 2009.
The same floral design enhances the inner cup.
The handle is so delicate.
Although I don't use my Memory Lane dishes as much these days I still appreciate its' beauty.
Thank you for visiting "Memory Lane" at the Castle!