Colclough Pink Rose Teacup Set

Hi everyone!

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.


IMG_0436The 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!

IMG_0429 This set is a made by Colclough. I had never heard of this china company until I found another teacup set a month or two ago.

History of The Colclough China Company

Colclough China CompanyThe 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.

Colclough ChinaIn 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.

IMG_0431We have a guest in attendance for Sandi’s tea party anniversary. She is a very old Lefton piece and has lots of chips but, she is still so sweet.

IMG_0444And we must have a little treat with a candle for this occasion! So, I chose the less fattening version and used a cupcake candle!

IMG_0445One of the most important things that I have learned about Sandi is she always keeps our Lord in her heart.

IMG_0442Sandi has graciously left comments here about how much she likes this thrifted teapot. It is one of my favorites as well so, that is why it is getting used today.

IMG_0446 I wanted to use one of my pretty rose sugar bowls the our party.

IMG_0434Such a lovely, soft and delicate design.

IMG_0438   “The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends”

-Persian Proverb

IMG_0430Happy 2 year anniversary Tea Time Tuesday and thank you Sandi for always sharing beauty and graciousness with us!

And thank you for stopping by and joining me in a little tea break!

I am linking to:

Tea Time Tuesday

Tea Cup Tuesday

Return to Loveliness

Table Top Tuesday

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday


  1. Absolutely Lovely! Your so kind!
    ~~peace & love & joy & blessings~~

  2. It is lovely - great find.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  3. Love the tea cup and saucer Diane!!

  4. Thank you for sharing the information about your lovely cup and the other pieces as well. Your little Lefton Miss is delightful.

  5. And how fitting that you would feature roses, since the Rose is the International Herb Association's Herb of the Year for 2012.

  6. What a lovely tea time! The cup and saucer are very sweet! I need a tea time this week for sure. hugs, Linda

  7. I am always amazed at what you can do with a place setting. The Lefton girl is my favorite - any chips would give it character!

  8. Love the table with the teapot and teacup and saucer. But my favorite part is the lovely Lefton Lady. So pretty.

  9. Hello ~ it's my first time visiting here... I love tea and tea cups (as does my 6 yr old daughter). I enjoy looking in our local thrift store for deals... and I think I would've bought that pretty cup & saucer as well :) Have a great week! ~ Megan @ Lilac & Lavender

  10. Hi Diann,
    love your birthday party. The china is beautiful and so is the little guest. What a adorable little girl with a pretty lacy skirt. And the low fattening cup cake is just what I need now. LOL
    Thank you for sharing this sweet tea time and all the interesting information about the company.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  11. Hello dear Diann,
    Your post brought a tear to my eye. Your teacup is lovely and yes, I do love your teapot! Your little guest is very sweet and adds a whimsical touch, which I love.
    You have been sharing tea with me for two years and I thank you for being such a faithful participant and friend. Your presence always brings me joy and rose scented hugs are coming your way. Have a beautiful week.


  12. This is such a pretty teacup. Thanks so much for the history, also!

  13. Pretty teacups, I love them. Have a great week!

  14. Love that pretty rose sugar bowl. Pat

  15. Beautiful, beautiful tea cup. Thank you for the lovely post.

    Jocelyn @

  16. Fabulous! Such beautiful finds for tea. Lovely post. Happy Tea Day!

  17. Such beautiful china. Beautifully displayed. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  18. Hello Diann
    Thank you for sharing the history of Colclough china, I have a few of their teacups. Your tea table is very pretty, and I can see why Sandi likes the thrifted white teapot. Great idea having a no-cal cupcake today.

  19. I remember those little girl ornaments from my childhood. She is really cute. I like the pretty sugar bowl with the cute handle on the lid. Pamela

  20. What a charming new teacup you found! I love your sugar bowl too!

  21. Hi Diann! I have to admit I did not recognize the name Colclough, but I will remember it now, if I ever come across it! Very pretty teacup and saucer!.. Love your little "Lefton" guest. She's very sweet!.. Glad we could get together for tea today! ~tina

  22. Hi Diann, your tea party is beautiful today. I would have bought the tea cup too. It is gorgeous. Love the cupcake candle as well. The Lefton little girl is adorable.
    Happy days to you, xo, Jeanne


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