When I first started participating in Pink Saturday I blog about the fact that I love china, anything decked with roses and with lots of pink. I own several sets of china but my forever fav is The Staffordshire Rose by Myott Staffordshire, England. I fell in love with it about 15 years ago and it have taken me that long to collect what I have.I have never seen the coffee and tea pots. I can imagine that if in fact there are any out there the price is probably unreal. I was told that this pattern was chosen by Queen Victoria. The Staffordshire Rose was last fire in 1936. You can find pieces with and without the royal stamp on them. I have been so fortunate that most of my pieces have the royal code of arms stamp plus the royal crown stamp. Most pieces will have some creasing been so old. I love that patina. I should have taken a picture of the seals in the back of the pieces, I forgot.
I will leave bids on Ebay and will never win, that went on for 10 years!. Talking about patience, I came across the double handled soup bowls in one of my first trips to Canton. I found 10 of the soup bowls there for 18.00 a piece. That was a major score since they retail for up to 40.00 each.
Don't you think food will taste even better if served on this?
I will pair the china with my pink Hobnail and Fostoria Depression glasses.
The gravy boat was one of the last pieces I have added to the collection. I believe I paid about 30.00.
Of course there is never enough of a good thing... so I added the green to my collection. I own a
lot of pieces of green glass so it make all the sense to me. There is robins egg blue too. I do not own any blue since I don't use a lot of blue in my house.
One of this days I will set up the table for you since I have pink silverware too.
Oh! I forgot to tell you about the 10 years worth of lost bids on Ebay. Sometime ago somebody have a set for four dinnerware of the pink. They did not know what it was or the value so to them it was just pink china. They started the bid low and guess what, moi won...SCORE!!!!! I paid 150.00. The retail value to a collector, about 800.00. Good things happen to those who wait.
My dear pinky friends I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I do. The dishes are priceless to me. Maybe Queen Victoria ate in one of my dishes. Don't forget to visit the other pinky friends, I love your comments and will try my best to respond to yours. Thank you to Ms, Beverly @ How sweet the sound for hosting the funnest event for all of us pinky girls. Blessings, Marta