Friday, April 4, 2014

Pretty China Salvage.

 l think most of us can relate to a bit of a weakness for old bits of china....

The pheasant plate (below) was found at the market and the matching cup and saucer (above) l found at a garage sale the following weekend which was just a bit weird since l'd never seen that pattern before and here were matching pieces two weeks in's like they all wanted to be together:-))

Mixing a little old with a little new. Ladybird cup and saucer were made by the Franz company which was established in San Francisco in 2002 by Francis Chen, who was inspired by nature to produce his artistic range of porcelain and jewellery.

Even though the china patterns are quite different from each other and have been collected over a long time, the pieces somehow seem to work in a mismatchy way. (Or am l just pattern challenged:-)
 SO cute.... bluebird pattern china with matching embroidered tablecloth. The bluebird motif was the height of fashion around 1920, you may have seen the bluebird necklaces or brooches from this time as well...the china's not something you see around much, but l've seen it listed on ebay.
There was also a revival of the bluebird pattern around 1970.

Awesome collection.
Aren't these amazing.... rare old fortune telling cups.
Tasseography is the name for the art of reading tea do this you need to make a teapot of tea using loose tealeaves, after you've drunk the tea, you may be asked to swirl or shake the cup to reveal a pattern and then the reader is supposedly able to foretell your future by reading the shapes of these more here.

The four pics above are from thevintagetable. via my daughter's pinterest page.
Another weekend coming up, hope you have lots of good stuff planned, the weeks are flying as usual....thanks so much for stopping by.
Til next time


  1. Just lovely, Chinese porcelain, is precious, It is so lovely to look at all this color!!

  2. OMG you have so many beautiful china-love all !!!!! I need more for my kitchen :-) Have a beautiful weekend dear Bron!!!
    xoxo Vicky

  3. Bron,
    Oh such beautiful eye candy and yes I have a weakness for old china!! I think your patterns worked wonderfully well together, Love it :)
    sugar,spice and whatever's nice

  4. О Брон, толкова много красиви порцеланови сервизи! Всички тези чашки и чинийки са разкошни.
    Поздрави и хубав уикенд от мен.

  5. So much beautiful china! I don't really have much pretty china but I'm working on building it up, slowly but surely:) Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I'm now following yours:)

  6. Oh how beautiful all of your china is all gathered together!!! I can't think of anything prettier!
    Your blog is beautiful!!!

  7. Love your pretty china, dear Bron! Flowers on your photos remind me summer, beautiful! Have a lovely days, xo

  8. Hi Bron, the chinaware is stunning. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris