Magpie Monday – Sorbet

After the massive build up to how both Liz of MagpieMonday and I found fab bargains on our latest visits to the charity shops, I hope I don’t disappoint you.

 I can quite honestly say when I saw these sitting in a basket I nearly screamed in sheer ecstasy !  Heart pounding and colour rising I rushed over to them.  Soooooo gorgeous.  Why would anybody give them away !!!  They are everything I adore about vintage style.  Beautiful fine English bone china in sorbet colours and six complete sets of cup, saucer and side plate !!

All pieces are base stamped with “Harrowby” Bone China England.  I have tried to find out more about this company but have come up with a blank.  Wedgewood has a design called Harrowby, but that’s as much as I can get.  If anybody knows more I would love some information.  I am assuming they are around 1930’s but really don’t know.  They are in immaculate condition and have obviously hardly been used, one thing is for sure I will love them and never sell them.

I had to photograph them out in the hall as I think they match my wallpaper perfectly . What do you think ?

oh! yes, and the cost …….    £5 for the lot ! woop!

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  1. missielizzie
    March 7, 2011 / 7:51 am

    Oh no, I think you win! Those cups are to die for.Such delicate colours, they remind me of Easter.Why why why would someone get rid of them?I love them. Thanks for linking up x

  2. Karen Jones
    March 7, 2011 / 8:08 am

    Thank you for the comment Lizzie, totally agree, Easter. Will do a post using them at Easter xx

  3. carole
    March 7, 2011 / 8:28 am

    Oh they are so beautiful! What a find indeed, I have never come across anything like this in our local charity shops…but maybe one day, you never know, I live in hope 🙂 x

  4. Missdaisy's Crafts
    March 7, 2011 / 9:08 am

    ooohhhhhh they are beautiful what a fantastic find and for a fiver u cant go wrong!

  5. Karen Jones
    March 7, 2011 / 9:11 am

    Thank you carole , i am really lucky where I live an older population and not many people into vintage (yet) xx

  6. Paul & Paula
    March 7, 2011 / 9:17 am

    wow, you are a very lucky girl…what a treasury!!! stunning colours and so perfect for spring… (not to speak about the price…paahhh…perfect)whoever took them there… shame but now they have the home they deserve 🙂

  7. Karen Jones
    March 7, 2011 / 9:28 am

    Miss Daisy and Paul & Paula, Thank you for taking the time to comment. I know I was sick with excitement when I saw them. I can only assume they came from a home of maybe someone who died ? They are immaculate, only the yellow one looks like it has been used xx

  8. The syders
    March 7, 2011 / 10:15 am

    OMG…£5!!! Thats amazing! I think they are sooooo yummy and match perfectly with your wallpaper…very pretty indeed x

  9. Teri Coleman
    March 7, 2011 / 10:44 am

    they are lovely! perfect position for photographing in front of my all time favourite wallpaper!! I have a sample hanging on my wall and intend to frame bits for my bathroom when I get my new house! It's also the background for the logo of my blog you'll pop over and see 🙂 Well done on your Magpie Bargain! I am very inspired to start shopping for vintage bargains 🙂 xxx

  10. Karen Jones
    March 7, 2011 / 11:04 am

    Hi Teri, thank you. The wallpaper is fab isn't it. I bought it in the Laura Ashley sale several years ago. Just popped over and took a look at your blog. Its really pretty. I left you a comment xx

  11. QWERTY Mum
    March 7, 2011 / 11:04 am

    You will need to put your pinky out when drinking from those. Very elegant x

  12. midlifesinglemum
    March 7, 2011 / 11:54 am

    I love those cups, I just love them! BTW – I've recently been rethinking everything in my home in terms if white.

  13. Karen Jones
    March 7, 2011 / 12:06 pm

    Midlifesinglemum, thank you, they took my breath away when I first saw them, such pretty colours. Good for you on the white, I would imagine the light over there is wonderful for white living : ) I'll follow your blog to see progress xx

  14. mumsarcade
    March 7, 2011 / 3:36 pm

    Love these.They remind me of French Fancies for some reason.Delicate and wonderful and oh so affordable.My treasures are over at

  15. Karen Jones
    March 7, 2011 / 4:16 pm

    Thank you Mumsarcade, I can understand why. I might do a post with some to accompany them. xx

  16. overthehillmum
    March 7, 2011 / 5:19 pm

    those colours are beautiful – so pretty. They remind me of sugared almonds.

  17. Karen Jones
    March 7, 2011 / 5:35 pm

    Overthehillmum ahhh, sugared Almonds and French Fancies. YES! YES! YES! An easter post will appear featuring all of them and a gorgeous, lonely little chick that I found today ……

  18. Molly and the Princess
    March 7, 2011 / 6:31 pm

    I am very jealous! They are gorgeous, and just so in your house – so lovely when things find the perfect home x

  19. Jenny Kearney
    March 7, 2011 / 9:11 pm

    Lovely, and they look perfect against your wallpaper.

  20. overthehillmum
    March 7, 2011 / 9:11 pm

    lonely little chick?? Not a real one lol??

  21. Becky
    March 7, 2011 / 9:13 pm

    Ooh. They are so beautiful! That would be my dream find in a charity shop. Also your wallpaper is lovely, I want to hug it! B x

  22. PhotoPuddle
    March 7, 2011 / 9:18 pm

    These colours are just soooo pretty!

  23. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    March 7, 2011 / 10:20 pm

    Gorgeous. Like sugared almonds – and amazing price, it's so weird what people give away!

  24. Karen Jones
    March 8, 2011 / 9:14 am

    Thanks so much ladies for all the great comments. I am really thrilled with them, can't stop looking at them xx

  25. Camilla-Erika Campbell
    March 15, 2011 / 10:02 am

    Hiya, just thought i would leave a comment! Teri pointed me in the direction of your blog!I love your tea cups! I found something very similar in a charity shop too! Go and have a look at my blog to see 🙂 http://www.camilla-erikacampbell.blogspot.comLike the wallpaper! I have been eyeing it up in Laura Ashley, they just have too many nice things in there! Camilla 🙂

  26. Karen Jones
    March 15, 2011 / 10:17 am

    Camilla, Many thanks for taking the time to come and see my blog and comment. I will pop over and take a look at yours too.

  27. MyChampagneTaste
    December 30, 2011 / 12:39 am

    ohhhhhh nooooooo I want those so badddddddddddd….I found your blog through google..I was looking for such things :))

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