Sunday, February 9, 2014

An Old English Rose Coffee Break

Happy Valentine's Day Week
Dear Friends!
What colours remind you of Valentine's Day?
I  think of  burgundy, red and romantic and exquisite pinks.
Today I am sharing a Royal Albert teacup
with a grand, rich gold trim surrounded by gorgeous pink, burgundy and red roses.

It is another of my favourites that blends beautifully with my  Royal Albert's "Old English Rose" tea set

and it reminds me of Valentine's Day colours!


 This elegant teacup trio was once my dear mother's.
 I was so fortunate to find the teapot at Goodwill in Marysville for $24.99.
I love it's shape.
I have acquired quite a collection through the years but I have only two dinner plates.
 I ordered this similar patterned vintage cracker jar on ebay for $10.00.

February means Valentine treats!
I was busy baking yesterday for my son's and my hubby's lunch:
Coffee break muffins, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and sour cream cookies.

Instead of my usual tea time, I am having coffee today with a yummy fattening cookie.

Doesn't pink icing make all of your baking taste better?


Thank you for joining me today for

"An Old English Rose Coffee Break"!

Have a Lovely Valentine's Day Dear Friends!

This week I will be joining these lovely blogspots:
Bernideen’s ~
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea on Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Teatime Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday

Hope to see you there!


  1. Now that set of china is unbelievable! I have never seen a set. I saw the cup and saucer in a case once for $75.00. I cup and saucer but it is much simpler without the thick gold - maybe not as old or something and I have seen other bloggers who have it the same way. What a beautiful table and posting!

  2. What a lovely china you have! Very romantic... Happy week, Karen!

  3. Happy S. Valentine' day to you! Your china is marvellous and very romantic, perfect for this day.

  4. Your china is just gorgeous. Have a lovely week.
    Rosewalk Cottage

  5. What a gorgeous pattern! So perfect for Valentine's day!
    Have a great day.

  6. What a beautiful collection of china! I hope you have a wonderful week and a happy Valentine's Day!

  7. Your Royal Albert is wonderful ... roses and gold ... so elegant! Marvelous collection that I'm sure gives you a lot of pleasure. Happy Valentine and Tea Day!

  8. I have just ONE of these cup and saucer sets. It is beautiful. It was the set a dear cousin used often so I always think of her when I use it. I know you have enjoyed collecting up all these wonderful items.

  9. Oh my, Karen, what a beautiful collection of Old English Rose you have! I have two teacups. You have me swooning here! This pattern is perfect for Valentines Day and how lovely it looks on your table. I agree, the pink iced cookies look delish. Thank you so much for joining me for my special tea party and Happy Valentines Day to you!


  10. You are lady after my heart! I have also have a tea set in Old English Rose which I found at a shop which had shipments coming from England at great prices. Your teapot was a fabulous find at GW. The factory which made Royal Chelsea has a very similar pattern with roses and wide gold which I have also collected. I also love bears and have included them in my tea table for Valentine's, too! We would have a grand time talking about china and hope your !4th is filled with love!


  11. Gorgeous dishes, Karen! Beautiful!

  12. Hi Karen,

    I have fallen in love with your tea set! Royal Albert ... one of my favorites. Everything looks so beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  13. Karen, what a beautiful set of dishes! All perfect for a Valentine tea! Your sweets look so yummy .

  14. The RA china is pretty with the big pink and red roses and an ideal choice for your Valentine tea. Good china and icing on the goodies does make for a special time over tea or coffee.

  15. Old English Rose is a fabulous pattern! Yay that you have collected so many pieces. I am loving that tea pot! Your tea time looks perfect for Valentines.

  16. Hi Karen: I am coveting that tea cup! It is just stunning. Happy Valentines day to you my friend. Hugs, Martha

  17. Oh how I enjoy looking at your beautiful photos. That china is so so gorgeous and perfect for Valentine's. Roses are always hit in my heart. The treats look yummy too. Have a wonderful Valentine's..

  18. One of my favorite patterns! How nice to have such a large set! It is hard to find now. Lovely! Thanks for linking your treasure to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  19. Opulent. Elegant. It makes me think very Gilded Age. Love it!

  20. Dear Karen,
    "Everything's coming up roses!" What a garden of delight all of those beautiful roses make for your table. So, so lovely. I adore the teapot and what a great find and buy you got.
    That china is so rich looking-so feminine and quite special. How great to see you enjoying it and sharing it with us.
    Best, Ruthie from Lady B's Time for Tea