Friday, July 18, 2014

New Treasures from LaBelle Antiques

Last week when going to get my hair cut, I stopped at my favorite antique store, La Belle's.   Below are the treasures I bought.

 ~ A Royal Albert "Old English Rose" Teacup ~

The shape of the cup is Avon. Some refer to the gold trim as 'sponged' and other describe it 'brushed.'  Whichever, it's definitely pretty.  The teacup was manufactured between 1927-1935.  

I'm very happy to have gotten it for $15, when the price varies on E-bay and Etsy from $39.99 to $65, plus shipping.  La Belle's prices can't be beaten.  They are constantly moving their inventory rather than sitting on it.  I'm not sure why the pattern wasn't printed on the bottom, but I'm certain it is Old English Rose.

My other purchase was a Johnson Bros., Old Britain Castles, red/pink transferware pitcher. It's 7 1/2 inches tall by 6 1/2 inches wide, and holds 8 cups.  The castle in the photo below is Blarney Castle, and on the other side is Windsor Castle.  I paid $12 for it.   I'm certain it's not vintage, and probably not made in England because the bottom is stamped dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe, but since the going rate for the pitcher is $25 I'm happy with my bargain.  It'll be a nice addition to my dishes in the same pattern.

Have you found any bargains lately?


  1. Great purchases, both! I have always loved those Royal Albert teacups with that lush and very vintage looking rose pattern -- and as you said, they are always far more than $15, so I think you did great. Love the pitcher too, and I will have to be on the lookout for something with Windsor Castle on it since I've been there. I have gotten a few bargains lately, but not in teawares. My best find last weekend was a $168 Ralph Lauren handbag I had wanted -- for $18. Not bad!

  2. $15.00 was a good price! Lovely and very Victorian looking with all the gold.

  3. Pretty teacup, and I like the shape of the jug. No bargains, but I did buy a gurgling jug in cobalt blue.

  4. I love both finds, and the prices were good. Plus, no shipping fees! I haven't found much recently but haven't been out looking much. I need to fix that! Have a great weekend.

  5. These are very pretty finds from your stop at the antique shop. no bargain shopping for me lately.


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