Sunday, May 27, 2012

Foley China Teacup

Hello Everyone,
I haven't posted a teacup in quite a while, but my small collection grows slowly but surely. Today, I have a "new" cup to share with you - as in "new" to me, but it's actually quite old. This is a Foley China teacup and saucer in the Glengarry Thistle pattern. Pink flowers on a light blue background with gold trim. Very pretty!



It's my understanding that Foley China was produced by several different manufacturers in England. The backstamp on my cup says "Glengarry Thistle" Foley China, English Bone China, Made in England. This dates it to between 1930-1936.



I couldn't find an actual description of this pattern online, but the flowers look like clover. The antique shop where I found it had another one just like this. I may have to go back and get it! What do you think?


Have a wonderful week!

Until next time,
Cindy

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31 comments:

NanaDiana said...

That is just a gorgeous cup, Cindy- xo Diana

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Cindy, your new teacup is very pretty. Love the colours! I think you should go back and get the other one. Have a lovely Memorial Day!

Blessings,
Sandi

Gina said...

That is one very pretty teacup! That shade of green is really beautiful.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

it is a truly stunning cup, and if it wasn't TOO price prohibitive I would suggest going back to get that other one and then call me for tea.

Tea for Two with matching teacups.

I am SO there!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Definitely go back for the other...it's one of my favorites of their patterns. Foley is from the area of Staffordshire outside of Stoke-on-Trent where the Robinson pottery was from 1891-1903 (like Limoges is an area in France were lots of potteries were) when they were acquired by E. Brain & Co who decided to use the name as their trade name. They later added E&B to the Foley on some marks. In 1963 they were merged with Coalport. It's such a pretty pattern! Thanks for sharing it!
Ruth

laurie said...

such a beautiful cup and saucer, I love thistles,

Daisy said...

It's very delicate and pretty! Quite elegant! :)

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Cindy,
I loved this teacup of yours! Gorgeous green with two beautiful shades of pink a colour combination that I specially like.
If I were you, I wouldn't leave the pair in the shop... :)
Hugs

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely teacup with Tea Time, Cindy. Have you planned to get the second one?
Have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

kitty said...

What a gorgeous teacup! I love the colors and the flower inside the cup.

Magic Love Crow said...

So pretty Cindy ;o) I think for sure you should go back and get the second one ;o) I love the colors ;o) I think this is some type of thistle ;o) Hugs ;o)

Lavender Cottage said...

A pretty tea cup.

Terri said...

Oh I do love Foley, and your Thistle cup is stunning! One thing I love to see when I am in England, standing on top of the Tor in Glastonbury is the Thistles. They bloom all over the hillside and look just like your cup! If I were you I would run back and get it's match!
Thank you so much for sharing your new find with us.
Hugs,
Terri

Barb said...

Hi Cindy,
Beautiful teacup....I love thistles.The shape is so delicate. Pretty, pretty, pretty.Have a good week.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Snap said...

Cindy, everything about this cup is gorgeous! I love the color and the shape and the decoration. Go back and get the other!!! :D :D Happy Tea Day!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Your new teacup is so pretty! Thank you for sharing and have a lovely day.
~Clara

Bernideen said...

What a wonderful cup and saucer and also I enjoyed your post below which would have been perfect for Tea in the Garden ( Wednesday ). Lovely blog!

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a very pretty cup and saucer. I like the aqua colour and the pink/purple thistles. Pamela

Magnolia Cottage said...

What a lovely teacup. I love the colors and the thistle pattern. Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Lisa

Bluebell Woods said...

Love that cup and saucer...beautiful
Janice

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful!!!

Karen said...

Beautiful cup and saucer, definitely get the other one.

Cottage and Broome said...

Cindy, What a beautiful pattern one I have not seen before. That is the fun thing about tea cups so many different ones! Thanks for stopping by, Laura

OksanaB said...

Nice to meet you Cindy! I love your new cup! Such a pretty design. Thank you for sharing! And thank you for leaving a lovely comment on my blog. I am your newest follower!

meowmeowmans said...

Oh yes, that is a beautiful cup, Cindy! You should definitely go back and get the other one! :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how gorgeous, Cindy!!!!
XO
Cin

Beth said...

Cindy, This is a truly stunning tea cup. I absolutely love it!
Blessings, Beth

myric andreasen said...

Hi Cindy! Loving your growing tea cup collections and I think it's cool you know something behind your collections

hugs :)
Myric

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Oh what a pretty cup! I think you should definitely go back and get the other cup. They will make a beautiful pair.
Have a lovely weekend.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This is a beautiful and unusual teacup - love the colors and the pattern, you should get the other one! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Zinnia said...

Lovely cup with the Scottish thistle. The train stations I saw in Scotland was decorated. with thistles in metal. I wish you a great week! Zinnia

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