Today I have decided to take just a little bit of time for myself with pot of tea and the latest issues of a couple of magazines. Last week was a very hectic week and I have no doubt that this week will be the same.
I am sharing a new to me teacup and saucer set. I found it at a small thrift store. It originally was marked $8.00 but, with a small chip in the rim of the teacup, it went down to $3.00 and of course, I bought it.
The entire teacup and saucer are in a pretty soft pink with large roses. I don’t find a lot of teacups that have an all over color other than white very often. I had debated on which “new to me” teacup for use today because I received several for Christmas. The pink rose cup won out because our friend and gracious Hostess Sandi is having her 2 year anniversary of Tea Time Tuesday and her favorite teacups are roses. I wanted to make a very special teascape for Sandi! So this is for you Sandi!
History of The Colclough China Company
The Colclough china company was founded in 1890 by Herbert Joseph Colclough, who was an ex-Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent.
Mr Colclough was a very conscientious man who loved his pottery and was known on occasion to stay up all night next to his kilns, which he had packed, so that he could be the first to see the new designs when they emerged.
After expanding his company, he moved to the Vale potteries in Longton and was honoured when in 1913 he was visited by King George V and Queen Mary who gave royal licence for the company to produce Royal Vale china.
In the 1930's Colclough China Limited was expanding fast and it was then that they started to produce the tea and dinner ware that we know today. They were the first company to produce fine bone china for the every day market which was marketed by the piece, ruling out the need for large sets to be purchased first.
In 1948, Colclough China Limited took over Booths and Adderley and then in the early 1950's merged with the Ridgeway Company.
Colclough and Ridgeway became part of the Royal Doulton Group in the early 1970's. However, in 1996, Colclough production discontinued and manufacture ceased.
We will be having “Sweet Cherry Tea” today.
And thank you for stopping by and joining me in a little tea break!
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