Monday, 8 October 2012

Gold and Green

Isn't it lovely when unexpected gifts come along?

 
I was given this four piece tea set last week by a friend who had been clearing out her mother's house.
 


It is vintage Leonard Street pottery - hadn't heard of it before - has anyone?

 
Beautiful gold pattern which is really bright.  Looks good with my other vintage green and gold cups and saucers which are Imperial Crown China and Grosvenor.

 
Seems like I've got a bit of a collection going on here!

Love, Liz

26 comments:

thriftwood said...

Lovely little set Liz ... I haven't heard of Leonard St, but have heard of Burslem Pottery, where it's made.

Lovely present xxx

The Vintage Knitter said...

What a lovely gift, you are lucky. I just love that shade of pale turquoise.

Tangled Sweetpea said...

So pretty! I adore that pale shade of green!
Victoria xx

Vintage Jane said...

Always good to start a collection - gives you good reason to go out and look for more! M x

Rose H (UK) said...

They're super Liz :o)
Have just been having a look for the manufacturer...it says
"The Leonard Street Pottery wins the prize as the most obscure china manufacturer in the whole of Stoke on Trent, even perhaps all of England."
And that's from an expert!
Rose H
x

**Anne** said...

What a pretty tea set and a lovely thoughtful gift. Lucky you. :)
Anne xx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

would you like me to hae a look at the makers mark in my magic book of british pottery?

Claire said...

What a wonderful surprise.....your friend knows you well Liz.....

Love the colours.

Claire :}

Paulette said...

Not familiar with the maker, the design around the china is very elegant. Wonderful friend who gifted this to you.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How special that your friend gave you something of your Mothers. Things like that make you really appreciate the act of kindness.
Love your fall header!

Kylie said...

They're gorgeous Liz, very elegant and I love that pale minty green very much. They look like they'd be lovely to drink out of too.

Rachael said...

What a pretty set - the green really sets off the gold just nicely.

gillyflower said...

Beautiful, I love it! It's hard to find really gorgeous china like that, how wonderful is that delicate gold design against the duck egg green!
Lucky Liz!
Gill xx

Mrs. H said...

I love the colours and they go so well together. I'm finding that really pretty china is so hard to come by these days so how lovely someone should give these to you
Lucky lady! : ) x

Maria said...

I am glad it has come to you Liz, s it is really lovely....
Such kindness too.
love Maria x

vintage grey said...

So beautiful and I love the shade of green!! xo Heather

Anna @ Miss Beatrix said...

What a lovely set, and in some of my favourite colours. I have never heard of the make but it reminds me of a decorated scene plate I have, will have to see what make that is. x

fabriquefantastique said...

so pretty.....and perhaps you will think of your friends mother when you use it. i bet she would be pleased to know its in the right home.

Little Dotty Bird said...

What a gorgeous set, I love the colour! and 22kt gold..very fancy! :)

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Very pretty, lucky to be known as someone who's always willing to give china a home!

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claire said...

i havent heard of the make but it is soooo pretty!!

Leah said...

Wow what a lovely set! It looks beautiful against that floral background.

Danielle said...

These are so pretty! I love the color and gold trim! You have a very nice friend! : )

Danielle xo

Ann said...

So beautiful. I absolutely love the color and the patterns.

blackenpot said...

Wonderful colours, what a nice thought from your friend. They are beautiful.

Thank you for sharing.

Allana said...

What a thoughtful and gorgeous gift!
Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog too :)