Thursday, March 2, 2017

Vintage Tea Setting

Spring is a ways off, despite mild temperatures in February---we are expecting snow tonight in Chicagoland. January and February had no measurable snow--the first time ever since records have been kept. Such crazy weather. 


Here is an OLD vintage Tea setting. 
The silver-plate Tea Pot was purchased not too long ago, and is described in this POST. 





I had picked up this lovely plate last summer, viola and grapes with a dusty green edge and some gold trim. It was in very good shape,  and quite lovely. The little girl statue is so Spring, sigh, she's from the early 1990's and from Savers, a thrift store here in Illinois.


I have a penchant for greens and blues. Pink, not so much.


The plate is marked STINTHAL CHINA, which was a fine line of semi-porcelain produced by the Crooksville China Company in Crooksville, SE Ohio. The company lasted from 1902-1959. 



The Stinthal line was very popular because of its durability of the semi-porcelain clay and made during the earliest years of Crooksville. The crazing on the backside of the plate, is really indicative of probably one of the earliest pieces. Some of the pinterest pins of early Stinthal are quite beautiful, and it is sought after. The detail in the transfer is impressive. 
I'm guessing this would be from the early 1920's or older.


Love the details, and tiny bit of filigree gold, which is also banded on the edge.
 I could not find the name of the pattern. 



I think this cup and saucer is more contemporary bone china from England.
I found this at GoodWill, in excellent condition. I love the total flowers motif on the saucer.



My Danish napkins have been swiped back from the Barbie house, 
and are perfect on the silver platter.



The saucer and cup are marked, could be NEW even?

  Est crown 1888
DUCHESS 
fine bone china 
Made in England

It's a very pretty cup and saucer. Duchess produces basically the blanks and then retailers design the pattern for their own distribution. I think this is probably fairly recent, within the last 30 years. 
I do love the Peony and the purple Columbine, both which I grow in my yard. But it's the lovely details in the green leaves and buds that I'm drawn too.  Looking at other Duchess patterns, I think half all the tea sets in the world now, might have started in their pottery.

  • PorcelainDuchess China is another company based in Stoke-on-Trent and it was established in 1888; however, the name has been acquired by two other companies prior to Grimwades Limited, who themselves produce Royal Winton, so their current incarnation is actually from around 2000.-Source.
Perhaps this cup is prior to 2000, as the mark doesn't match what Grimwades Limited currently uses.




Here is a side view of the cup and saucer. 


Here is a back-side detail on the drawn-work done by my great-aunt in Denmark, probably in the early 1950's.  Basically the stitching is done with a silky pearl cotton, on a quality cotton homespun. I have many pieces of this in pinks/blue, pink/white, and blues/whites. This is a very simple pattern on the small tea napkins. I have two small tablecloths that match.


I'll pass the teacakes and thank-you for stopping by.

Thanks always for visiting. 
I will try and respond to every comment and answer every question.

All the opinions and photographs in this blog are my own, I have not been paid or reimbursed in anyway for my opinions, posts or any products shown. Please do not use photos without linking back to this blog without my permission. Thank you for your cooperation, Sandi Magle

I will be sharing at these fine Parties!




Sandi






26 comments:

  1. Your tea vignette is just darling, Sandi. I love the teacup! Wasn't that a great find at Goodwill? Yes please, I'd love a tea cake before I leave.

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    1. Actually I found two different cups---will use one for a later post., thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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  2. This is so beautiful. Cozy but the teensiest bit formal. I wouldn't want to be wearing my tennies!Lovely!

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    1. I'm afraid, I'm only the teensiest bit formal. I can put it on, but then I snort when I laugh and blow it. My grandmother would be horrified, lol. Thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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  3. It has been a very odd winter--I'm getting whiplash from the extreme swings in temperature. Your tea setting is lovely. I also enjoy treasure hunting at thrift stores. I have some Duchess tea sets so it was interesting to read about their history.

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    1. Thanks Margie, yes it has been very weird. We have birds nesting here in Chicagoland, and freezing at the same time. I heard a Robin yesterday---but couldn't find him/her in all our trees. The Duchess story is interesting, the current company has a barebones website---and I can tell they are simply a wholesale-manufacturer now---and all the beautiful wares are designed elsewhere, by a second party? Thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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  4. That tea set is gorgeous. I love that little lady,too. Thanks for sharing.
    Marilyn

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    1. Aw, thanks for stopping by. I can't decide whether to polish that teapot or not. Perhaps for Easter, and then let it go au-natural the rest of the time. Thanks, Sandi

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  5. What a lovely little tea vignette there with the figurine. All the items are very sweet and perfect for tea time! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. Very beautiful post! I love the plate! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are welcome, I enjoyed looking at your site, thank-you, Sandi

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  7. Deraest Sandi,
    thank you for sharing such treats, your tea setting is simply perfect, I so love it !

    Wishing you a most wonderful weekend ahead

    XOXO Daniela at - My little old world - (Dany)

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    1. It was such fun looking at all the sites, thanks for your visit, and same to you...freezing here in Chicagoland, Sandi

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  8. So pretty. I always enjoy your attention to the details of beautiful things. <3

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    1. Thank you so much, we do have fun with vintage around here, since I am vintage myself, lol. Thanks, Sandi

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  9. Sandi, love that drawn-work. Had no idea that's what it's called. What a treasure!

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    1. Hi Jean. The work more specifically Scandinavian or from the Baltic countries is often called Hardanger, for the heavier homespun cloth and the drawn work done on it. Thanks, so much for your interest, Sandi

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  10. Hi Sandi, wow your treasures are stunning. I love the beautiful color combos in the China!
    It's been an unusually warm winter all around. Have a great weekend💚💙xo

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    1. That little plate spoke to me---and the price not he teacup spoke to me, lol. Interestingly they do blend. I'm just having a hard deciding how to treat that teapot...it's so Miss Marples....grins, have a good one, also, Sandi

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  11. I loved seeing and hearing about your lovely tea things, Sandi. Your cup and saucer are beautiful and I'm coveting your "pot-bellied" tea pot :) Thanks for linking up with us at Vintage Charm!

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  12. This is a beautiful setting I love every piece. The teapot I love the teacupset is lovely and the little lady to. Im im jealous everyone has savers but me our folded up and left a few years back after thirty somethin years it right right close to home the nearest is a 25 min drive and I dont drive that far and once in a blue moon someone will take me I miss that place very much with love Janice

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  13. Ah, Janice. I know how you feel. All our BigLots moved away---I have to travel an hour---luckily one is next to my son's. The Savers is two blocks from my book group---which meets once a week, otherwise I wouldn't got that far either. So I'm lucky, I have at least 4 places to stop on those days without going out of my way. Last year, it was so hot, I didn't do any garage sales. Invite someone to lunch to a restaurant near there, lol, and take them to lunch for driving. Grins, happy hunting, Sandi

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  14. Your vintage tea setting is quite lovely. I have a passion for teacups Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

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    1. Thank you for hosting Snickerdoodle...and for visiting, Sandi

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  15. It's so pretty and I love how you've corralled them all together. Such pretties! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  16. I hadn't considered the bedroom for that quilt----but after photo taking there (best in the afternoon) who knows. Thanks for hosting SYC and visiting, Sandi

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Thank you for any and all comments. I will reply to any questions!
And great to meet you, Sandi