Today I'm featuring photos of my friend's vintage Royal Vale tea set.
I think this is the perfect English tea set, with its' lovely thatched-roof cottage and flower garden scene. My friend lives in Hertfordshire, England, and knows that this set dates from at the latest the 1930s to the earliest the 1920s. It's stamped "Royal Vale, Made in England" on the back. My research of Royal Vale proved to be a bit challenging, but from what I can gather, the trademark was originally used by H.J. Colclough Vale Works (1897-1937) It eventually became part of the Ridgway Group of Potteries, located in Werrington-Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.
No matter where it was made...it looks as if it belongs here:
...or perhaps here...wouldn't you agree?
English cottage photos courtesy PicturesofEngland.com
"Life is meant to be enjoyed: sipped like a cup of tea."
Until next time,
Linking to: Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage