Monday, April 18, 2016

Dainty Blue for Tea

Hello Sweet Tea Friends!

Welcome to 

"Dainty Blue for Tea!"

It's a lovely day for an outdoor tea time. 

Today I am sharing some Shelley and Royal Albert Dainty Blue china pattern pieces. 

This teacup and saucer are a matching 
Royal Albert Dainty Blue pattern.

I recently found the Shelley Dainty Blue tea plates at Salvation Army for $1.99 each. 

The two patterns are almost identical except that the Royal Albert is darker in colour.

Also, the shape of the saucers is different.  The saucer on the right is a Shelley - love it's shape.  I have matched it with the Royal Albert teacup.

Mixing and matching is such fun!

The smaller teapot is Made in Japan and the taller coffee pot marked Bayerisch Blau is 
Made in Bavaria. 

The large cake plate and creamer are both Shelley.

Have you heard  the birds chirping on these spring mornings? It's such a beautiful sound!

Thank you for stopping by for Tea Time!

Have a Wonderful Week Dear Friends!

See you next time!

This week I will be joining these beautiful blogspots:

Bernideen's ~
Bernideen's Tea Time Cottage and Garden Blog Party

Beverly ~
Pink Saturday

Martha ~ 
Tea on Tuesday

Tuesday Cuppa Tea

No Place Like Home

Hope to see you there!

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  1. O my Karen very lovely teatime in the Garden, your pieces are so pretty... Happy Monday spring day, with love Janice

  2. Beautiful dishes. Perfect for a garden respite with tea!

  3. You always find the best treasures, Karen! Those two teacups are so similar and I love the dainty blue flowers and how they border inside and outside of the teacup. Your other pieces look so pretty with your teatime.

  4. Dear Karen:
    No one will feel "blue" over this post today. I just had to say that didn't I? I think your table setting is so pretty and fresh and I am so glad to see you setting up Tea In The Garden again. Thanks for linking and sharing your treasures.

  5. So pretty! I would never have guessed that the two teacups were by different china makers!

  6. What a gorgeous table you have created. Your chiba is stunning. Especially the Shelly teacups. Great eye and what a steal?

    Wishing you a blessed week.


  7. Your blue and white pieces are really romantic. What a fabuolous tea time...everything very delicate. The tablecolth is gorgeous too.

  8. Oh, Karen, what a beautiful setting for your tea table! The blue and white is stunning. The patterns are so very similar that one would have to really look to notice the difference. Love your lacy tablecloth! Thanks for sharing and don't forget to stop by and link up. Have a lovely day, dear Karen. I wish some of your warm weather would come our way. It's warm everywhere in Canada except here in the Maritimes.


  9. How pretty!
    My mother's best china was Shelley's Dainty Blue. I feel nostalgic just thinking about it.

  10. This is just gorgeous. I love those teacups.

  11. Thanks for sharing your beautiful blues and linking up with me, Karen. I won't be going out this year because all my family is coming home this summer for a family reunion. It's going to be a busy summer. Have a lovely day.