Wednesday, January 6, 2021

American Beauty

   Hello everyone,

I have put away all our Christmas,
decor....well except for some in
our family room that I intend to
enjoy for awhile yet

So, today it is a very different
look for my post.

Last October my husband and I
spent a few days in Nova Scotia
when our Covid bubble was open
to the Atlantic provinces.

We enjoyed one of our nights in
Lunenburg . So, the next day on
a beautiful sunny day we enjoyed 
a stroll by the beautiful heritage
homes. As, luck would have it
there were a few yard sales set up.

I spotted these beauties and could not resist them!

American Beauty by Royal Albert

The lovely lady that I bought these from
told me that her Mom(a war bride)
from England took this set with her on the
          ship after the war. 
It reminded me of my Dutch Mama
who also was a war bride...alas though no dishes!

She said the dishes that I got were all
that were left of the set after many years
of good use.

I was happy to get them and she
was happy they would still be loved.

I love that the creamer and sugar
dish on the tray survived.

I didn't get a teapot with them but I
 am sure it was used to serve
many cups of English tea!

This teapot I already had and it
is a pretty good match I think and
who knows when an American Beauty
teapot will show up at another yard sale.

So pretty!

Well, I am off for my walk and
I just might enjoy a cup of tea
by the fireside when I get back.

I hope you have a spot of beauty
in your day!

Thank you to all who left good
wishes for us in 2021.

Take care,



Sonia said...

What a beautiful tea set and wonderful story!

My Cozy Corner said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love the dishes. I collect dishes also. American Beauty is a beautiful pattern. You are so lucky to have the beautiful tray that matches the sugar bowl and creamer. Hope you had a lovely walk. Thank you for sharing your amazing find at the yard sale.

Shortbread and Ginger said...

I love the tea set - beautiful! Liz

Unknown said...

Bellissimo. Bellissima storia. Buon pomeriggio 🌹🤗🍀

Sandi from the Cape said...

Such a sweet story to start off our day in America after a night of shame, humiliation and terror! I also love the trays that come with tea sets! Happy Day dear Carolyn, and thank you for brightening our days!

celkalee said...

Happy New Year! I always enjoy your posts and photos, thank you. Your set is lovely, my Mother had this and three candy dishes that went with it, I have no idea what happened to it when she moved south in the 1980s. On a lark, I checked Ebay and found a teapot, thought I would send it to you as a little thank you, but alas, it is rather pricey, $196.86 and 10 people are watching the bid. So, unless I win the lottery (and I do not play) I fear it is in the wind. I will keep an eye on sales here if we ever open up. We have been closed in Pennsylvania for almost a year now. Nothing going on and so much anxiety. Take care. Be well.

Carolyn said...

Dear Celkalee,
Thank you for your lovely comment. That is so thoughtful of you to check into the teapot
for me.....I really appreciate the thought but I am happy just to have you visit my blog when you can.
I didn't realize you were lockdown for almost a year now. That must be difficult and I hope the vaccine will change all that soon.
Thank you again for your kindness and Happy New Year to you as well!

Hi Sandi,
You are most welcome. We were watching the news last night for sure and pray for a much better future for your country and indeed the world in these difficult times.
Happy New Year!

Thank you all for your visits and kind words!
Take good care,

Catherine said...

Beautyfull roses set!

Laura Jeanne said...

What a beautiful tea set! It's so sweet and lovely.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Oh aoo nice

Unknown said...

That was such a sweet thing to try to do for her. Bless you.