Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pink Saturday - Rosey Trios

Welcome to Bumble Bee Cottage's Pink Saturday and thankyou to Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for hosting it. Here are a few of my ever growing collection of trios to share with you.

This is Paragon's 'Golden Emblem' pattern. Paragon China was introduced in 1903 by Star China Co. and continued until it became part of Royal Doulton in 1972. Royal Doulton continued to produce china under the name of Paragon until 1992. I have several Paragon trios and I find their patterns are a little bit different and unusual; I suppose this is why I like them so much.

This is Aynsley's 'June Rose' pattern. Aynsley China was started by a single potter, John Aynsley, in 1775. It was one of John Aynsley's descendants who founded Paragon China. My favourite colour is blue but I am very partial to roses so the lovely blue ribbons on this trio appealed to me greatly. I had never seen this pattern before as a trio, nor since, so I am pleased that I bought it straight away rather than my usual trick of 'thinking it over' only to go back and find that someone else has snapped it up.

This is Royal Albert's 'American Beauty' pattern. As with Aynsely China Royal Albert was started by one man, Thomas Wild, in 1896 in Stoke-on-Trent. Many people tend to think of Royal Albert china as somewhat over-the-top when it comes to their designs; but as they have produced thousands of different patterns over the years there really is one to suit everyone's taste. I also have several Royal Albert trios and all are so very different you would not link them in anyway until you turn over the china and read the base.

I hope you have been inspired by this brief look into the history of a few of my favourite china manufacturers. Please click on the links to find out more if your interest has been piqued and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  1. What beautiful china. Your photographs are lovely as well. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  2. L♥ve your pink goodies this week. Just when I think I have enough pink in my life I participate in Pink Saturday and see even more sweet things I’d enjoy having in my home or flowers for my gardens or just to look at☺ What could be better than the color pink dancing in your head all morning?

    Thanks so much for sharing. Hoping your weekend is filled with sunshine and the comfort of those you love and who love you.

  3. I love the information to go with the pretty china. Glad you jumped in and bought the cup and saucer without thinking too much. I always go home and think about going back to purchase an item that I like and then it is gone. I am posting a recipe next Friday for the cookie gun/press on FF.

  4. Love your china collection! that first one is amazingly beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday! Becs

  5. Happy Pink Saturday!
    I so love your teacup collection. I love the one with blue bows best. That set is beautiful, and ofcourse I love blue. Thanks so much for sharing. Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you. I have also signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next. Please feel free to follow my blog as well. Country hugs, Sherry

  6. Great teacup collection. Happy Pink Saturday!!!

  7. I skipped down from Godzilla to this Saturday post--just wanted to see something pretty. And oh my, you certainly provided pretty. I have an American Beauty set and it is one of my favorites. But the "June Rose" I had never seen and I am really wanting a set of it--gorgeous--with the bow and ribbon--a little unusual. Maybe I'll find one someday.

    Stop by my brand-new blog called Beauty and Blessings--I entered my first post a couple of days ago. Share the love and leave a comment please.

    Cynthia K.

  8. I'm still visiting around for PS. I enjoyed your more recent posts, too. Glad to see someone else is anticipating the frosty times coming soon.

    See you for PS soon.