Monday, 20 June 2011

Magpie Monday

Welcome to my first Magpie Monday! I'm linking up with Missie Lizzie of Me and My Shadow who started Magpie Monday! I hope you'll pop over to her blog and see all the other link ups and 'Magpie finds'

So here is my Magpie find bought today in Scope charity shop

A beautiful little teaset! 6 perfect cups and saucers and a sugar bowl!

All for a fabulous £4!

And then I turned them over and looked at the bottom finding this...

I may be wrong but this looks like they were made in 1850! Made by Foley Fine China this design is called 'Ming Rose' and I have done a little research and found 1 cup and saucer on ebay selling for £19.50! 

This lovely design is inside the cups and the sugar bowl!

I can't wait to have my own home to display them in and maybe have a tea party in aid of Scope who helps people like my friend Anna who has Cerebral Palsy :-)

I wouldn't have looked twice at this set or maybe thought it was pretty but nothing more if I hadn't been reading my friend Karen's blog and all the lovely vintage bargains she finds! Thanks for the Inspiration Karen!

I hope you think my 'Magpie find' is as wonderful as I do! Hope to see you again soon


  1. Foley china for a song?!!

    That's a total steal, well done. It's so beautiful too, and such a lovely idea to have a charity tea party with it. That would be very fitting :0)

    Thanks so much for linking up, hope to see you again soon x

  2. wow, what a bargain and it is a very beautiful set too :)

  3. Teri, how totally gorgeous. What an amazing find and I love what you have done with your blog. Its so pretty.

    Thank you so much for the mention sweetie xxxx

  4. Thank you all for your lovely comments and for stopping by :-)

    Karen I'm so glad you like my pretty blog! The fruits of my Photoshop course :-) xxx


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