Firstly - apologies for the iPhone photography! Usually I commandeer the fella's camera each time I want to snap something pretty but he has needed it for work an awful lot just recently, then when it has been available I often haven't been in a snap happy frame of mind. I'm a contrary little weirdo at times you see (haha!).
So having missed a couple of Teacup Thursdays I didn't want to miss another - good picture or not, this is a sweet little Royal Albert duo called 'Val D'or'. It isn't ornate and doesn't have a pattern but I was drawn to it's simplicity, the clean and crisp feel of it and the way that I could easily team it with any sort of place setting I fancied when setting a tea table, which, actually I haven't done in far too long. Maybe a tea party of some sort is in order . . . . . .
I'm not sure on dates of production for the Val D'or line but I would not be at all surprised if it came into being shortly after Old Country Roses as the shape of both teacup and saucer and the places in which they're gilded is eerily similar to Country Roses. If anyone has a better knowledge it'd be lovely to know!
'Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage' - Catherine Douzel.
Pop along to Teacup Thursday at Miss Spenser's Blog to see other lovely teacups.