Creating, collecting & recycling textiles & papercrafts. I love preserving the past for the future.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Three lovely ladies.

Today I would like to share with you, three different crinoline lady designs.
Recently I bought set of 6 plates in very good condition.
It was a bit of a random purchase apart from the fact that I just loved them on sight.

I have no cups and saucers to go with them but they were just so pretty I could not leave them in the shop.

Hanley England
Royal Falcon Ware
Durability stamped across the flag
Three of the plates are printed in gold
Three of the plates are stamped in red and blue
Seems strange to me.
What do you think?
This is a lovely tea cosy I bought a month or so ago.
She is sitting over a
Royal Doulton
Brambly Hedge teapot

This lovely little jam or sugar bowl is called
Lilac Time
Swinnerton's England
Hampton or Upton England
and then overstamped
Australia Design
Application No
Made in England
Such a lot of markings for such a little piece. 

Back of bowl

Inside the bowl

Underneath showing all the markings
Pedestal bowl

Empire England
The entire setting sitting on
Dutch Oak Sideboard
Everything is crammed into this house
It's a bit like a furniture storage facility
Hopefully won't be here too much longer......
Here's the setting in pink hues...
Just playing with my new mobile phone.


  1. I really enjoyed seeing the pretty china and what a sweet tea cozy. Have a great day.

  2. I see why you couldn't pass on the plates ... wonderful! Love the tea cozy. Happy Tea Day!

  3. Hi EllenaElizabeth,
    Your pieces are simply charming and I understand completely why they had to come home with you! Very sweet, all of them. Thank you for sharing them with us and have a delightful day. I'm a new Follower.


  4. What a lovely collection they make on your sideboard! Crinoline Lady is especially popular in Australia....most of the pieces I have had in my shop have made there way to Oz. A great collection!

  5. The china with the ladies is absolutely amazing! I've never seen anything like it. Thanks for sharing it, EllenaElizabeth.
    God bless, Beth

  6. Hi ElenaElisabeth,
    the plates and the tea cozy look great together. I think you can use every monocrome cup to the plates. You have such a nice collection, maybe you will find some cups, too. They make a lovely vignette with your hutch.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  7. Hi ElenaElisabeth...I too have those very same top plates, also lots of other crinoline lady chinaware, Mine like yours are displayed on a big sideboard.
    Julia ♥

  8. Those are sweet plates! I have seen some similar but in round larger plates.
    All your china is lovely. Do you have tea cups too? I love your tea pot cozy, she is adorable! At first I thought she was part of the tea pot.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  9. Beautiful china with southern belles on them.

  10. Hi Terri. No tea cups to go with the plates. That is why I was a bit hesitant about buying them. But I thought they would be nice to eat a slice of birthday cake from. So therefore no real need for matching teacups and saucers. Having said that I would not walk past some in a second hand or antique shop if I could get some at the right price. I got the tea cosy at an Antique closing down sale in Toowoomba, Qld. She was only $27 reduced down from $40 something. Couldn't let her stay there for that price.

  11. Lovely dishes.I would not have been able to leave them behind also.You have such a cute header on your blog.I've enjoyed visiting you so much that now I'm your new follower :) Denise