When I retired from my church office job in 2004, Cheryl Nix, owner of Tea by Three tea room asked if I'd like to come and help her. Her tea room was 'by reservation only' and she hosted many wonderful theme teas. She closed her business in 2014, and had a large liquidation sale which I attended, and blogged about my purchases.
A week ago I received notification that Cheryl was having another sale. The opening day was last Saturday, but I couldn't attend because I was giving my Queen Elizabeth II presentation that day. I remembered she had a Beatrix Potter teapot that wasn't in her first sale, so I e-mailed her asking if it would be in this sale. It was for sale, and she held it. I stopped by after church last Sunday, before heading to my presentation at the assisted living facility.
Many things sold on Saturday. Part of me was bummed that I missed out, and another part was glad because I really don't need more 'stuff'. But her 'stuff' is beautiful and everything was reasonably priced.
Below is the Beatrix Potter items that I purchased. There are four more books and two small stuffed animals that aren't pictured. The entire lot was $45. I haven't done a Beatrix Potter presentation yet, but I'd like to in the future.
The teapot is manufactured by Sadler for Frederick Warne, 2004 - to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Peter Rabbit. The mug is also a commemorative bone china piece by Queen's.
The two Peter Rabbit plates are by Wedgwood.
There was a set of four red tartan plaid plates for $6, so those came home with me too. They'll go perfectly with my Sandy Clough Christmas set. They're made by Horchow.
This week I received another e-mail from Cheryl stating the sale was extended to Thursday and Friday with a lot of new items added.
When I was there last Sunday I saw a set of Royal Albert's Petit Point china [service for four] with square luncheon plate, teacup and saucer, and demitasse cup and saucer for $38. I didn't purchase it, but it lingered in my mind. When I told my hubby about it he said he'd buy it for me for Mother's Day if it was still there. Fortunately it was. It's backstamped made in England. We went back yesterday and got it.
And, of course, I bought other items too. I love the cream and gold Sadler teapot pictured below, with it's very unique shape. It was reasonably priced at $20.
Two teacups and saucers also came home with me. At $10 each I couldn't resist. The first is called Golden Rose by Royal Chelsea, and the second is Emerald Isle by Royal Albert in the Ancestral Series.
I left behind red and blue transferware sets, Old Country Roses china, and so much more. I could easily have brought everything home with me because I loved it all, but discipline prevailed!