Sunday, January 23, 2011

Virtual Shopping




I had no plans to go on another virtual shopping trip.
When the Old Durham Road catalog arrived in the mail I was going to file it directly in recycling.
Then I saw this...









Mosaic of Tea Items



Opening the catalog led to finding several lovely tea sets.

One is the nautical looking Captain's Tea Service.
The East India Tea Company was chartered by Queen Elizabeth in 1600 and the ship's captain tea service would have looked much like this lovely blue and white. 



Mosaic of Tea Items


Then there is the beautiful and regal looking set that makes up the Royal Collection-
The Queen Victoria Range.
This official range of china commemorates the golden age of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) from the Royal Collection. The design takes its inspiration from English bone china commissioned by Queen Victoria for the Great Exhibition of 1851, and features her signature. 

I'm linking to multiple memes this week.
We have a house full of family visiting Mr. Dragon and I needed to make life a little easier!
Besides, I wanted to stop by and at least wave!

I'd like to thank the hostesses of the following memes:

Wishing you well and a JOY filled week.


45 comments:

Tracy said...

Snap, those dishes are so precious...I love the tea cup for Will and Kate and the china with the purple on it is quite lovely...I think I have visual-stimulous overload :)

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

That's covering a lot of bases! And there is no harm in virtual window shopping either.

GrandmaK said...

How very lovely! You have some very beautiful and delicate pieces of china! Cathy

Carol said...

Such lovely things! A virtual shop is fun!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Rule Britannia!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Some great pieces here...thanks for sharing!!!

A Garden of Threads said...

They are very pretty, nothing wrong with 'window' shopping.

Barb said...

I'm waving back, Snap. All good wishes to you and Mr Dragon.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful china! And they make wonderful mosaics! ♥

Lavender Cottage said...

Some beautiful china shown.
I still have a big box of stuff on Lady Diana and from her marriage - no more royal collectibles for me.

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Virtual window shopping is the only kind of shopping I can afford to do. ;)

I love china. I thought this was all quite interesting! I've been watching those movies they came out with about Victoria so it is a bit fresh in the mind.

Pain SUX said...

Virtual shopping is one of my favorite things to do :)

Gorgeous items you happened across too!!

Have a wonderful week!!

~Steph
4 the LUV of SANITY

g.suzie said...

Such gorgeous tea sets. . .did you
order one?
Have a great time with your company, and thanks for waving!
Sue

Cezar and Léia said...

The porcelain is magnificent, mainly the white one with the ship in blue, it's wonderful!
Very elegant dishes!
purrs and love
Luna - We love Luna

Carol at Serendipity said...

Snap,

I love to virtual shop. I can spend thousands of dollars in my mind and never get a bill!!!

I will have to check out this catalog for more shopping ideas. Great mosaic.

Carol

EG Wow said...

Beautiful china! Have a great time with all your visitors!

eileeninmd said...

Virtual window shopping is fun. The tea sets are all so beautiful. Have a great week.

Pat - Arkansas said...

I greatly admire the nautical teapot and cup. Tea sets are so interesting!

Soft hugs to you and Mr. Dragon.

Kathy said...

Oh my! So happy for them - wish them a lifetime of happiness and love - I'd have a hard time with that catalog! Lovely, lovely tea sets!
Kathy

podso said...

How nice to visit your blog and see such beautiful things today! And to take a glimpse of the Durham catalog...thanks! Have a good Monday!

Diann said...

Beautiful things shown today!

DoanLegacy said...

That's incredibly beautiful tea set! Just a fantastic collection..

shirley said...

Such beautiful tea sets - I love them all.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Snap, WOW--that is some gorgeous china and tea sets... I love the 'royal' one!!!! Gorgeous!!! You certainly get some very tempting catalogs.... I'd be spending us into bankruptcy... ha

Enjoy your week with family.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Looks like some beautiful tea sets in the catalogue. There is going to be a flurry of items for sale in honour of Will and Kate.

Mary said...

Such beautiful tea things! I love a good cuppa, and a good teacup, too. lol

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

You have some great virtual-shopping taste :) Beautiful tea sets!

Enjoy your family!

LDH said...

Oh, yes, these lovely images would have given me reason to leaf through the catalog too. Beautiful pieces and of course, beautiful mosaic :)

♥-Icy BC-♥ said...

I like your collection of tea sets, and the nautical one is my fav.

Ebie said...

Those dishes are so intricate, and the designs are beautiful.

Hi and bye Snap. I hope your family and Mr Dragon are having a wonderful visit.

Bookie said...

Aren't they all lovely? I also get Durham catalog and pour over pages longing for pieces....

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such lovely china, Snap! I love those kinds of catalogues! Enjoy your company and thanks for joining me for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such beautiful tea sets! I love receiving catalogs in the mail and dreaming over items I like in them that I would like to buy. I hardly ever follow though, but it's fun to dream!

Terri said...

That is a beautiful cup! What a lovely design to commemorate them.
All the other china pieces are beautiful as well. It would be hard to pass some of these up!
Hugs,
Terri

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow! Stunning! Thank you for sharing these pictures with us. I want them all! Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

OMG, I am In LOVE,LOVE,LOVE with the nautical looking Captain's Tea Service...Both my Hubby AND youngest son are Both Sea Captain's! I am GOING to have to look into this set...Thank you, LOVE your blog and I'm your NEWEST FOLLOWER. I would LOVE for you to FOLLOW ME TOO if you like my blog...
Hugs to you,
Donna

Susan said...

Hello Snap! Loved reading your profile. I, too, think it's better to never grow up! ha! Kindred spirits. Love your photos of pretty things. Take care and have a great day. Susan p.s. By the way, thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting. Loved having you. Come back again!

Anya said...

Hi Auntie Snap
Meow..meow..
Thank you very much
for your Birthday wishes :-)
Meow..meow..
Hugs Kareltje =^.^=

Olga said...

Such beautiful china pieces. I especially like the nautical one.

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there Snap,

I'm delighted that you joined us once again with the fun for TTTT as well as for the 67th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'; our little corner of, 'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland!..,

What fabulous catalogue finds!.., I always love blue and white especially!..,

~ Thanks so much for sharing these catalogue gems with all of us!..,

Have a wonderful week!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee@ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com ~


P. S. ~ Sorry I was so late this week in posting due to technical difficulties, (especially with my, 'The Plumed Pen' blog).

Princesa Nadie said...

Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing it
Hugs

paperbutterfly said...

I didnot know about this magazine. Thank you for updating me on it and the royal china. Thank you for sharing with us @TTTT. As always it was a pleasure. Look forward to seeing you soon.
Have a blessed week.
Pam

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Oh boy what lovely sets...I am hard pressed to choose which I like more the Captain's Tea Service or Queen Victoria Range...

Blessings Kelsie

parTea lady said...

Looks like a nice catalog. I really like the Captain's Tea Service. The teapot has a great shape with the pretty blue and white design.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, those dishes are gorgeous. I love the pattern on that mug. I love browsing catalogs. So pretty.

Karen