Monday, February 22, 2010

Royal Albert 1940's chintz tea set


According to the Royal Doulton web site, the retail price for this Royal Albert 1940's Chintz tea set is $300. They currently have it on sale for $149.99. Last I checked eBay, it was $120. Mine, however, was less than $20!

A week or so ago, you see, my friend Sandra sent an e-mail alert that T.J. Maxx had these Royal Albert 1940's Chintz teapots for sale, so I knew I needed to get over there. No one understands my taste in teawares (and chintzware) better than she does, so if she thought I'd like it, I would. Furthermore, I had on hand a $10 T.J. Maxx gift certificate I just hadn't been inspired to use. When I found this lovely teapot for $19.99 (already a great price) and realized I could get it for $9.99, I was sold.



Then I got another $10 gift certificate (for using my T.J. Maxx rewards card), so I went back for the sugar and creamer. They were $9.99 each, which basically means I got one of them for free. Grand total for the tea set: $19.97. These surely must be "seconds," but for the life of me I cannot find a single flaw, and I have tried to find one!

I like the simple elegance of the pattern, and I have lots of pieces I think would mix well with it.

This is a commemorative pattern celebrating 100 years of Royal Albert. I'm just celebrating my bargain!

12 comments:

Linda J. said...

Beautiful! I love the colors in this tea set. And, what a bargain!

devonaz said...

Wow you are one lucky girl...Love the set...

Steph said...

Oh, Angela - You are the queen when it comes to grand deals on tea ware! Congratulations! I love the look of the 1940s period in clothing and china!

Southern Touch Catering said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!
That is a steal! And they are so feminine and delicate looking. Just right up your alley! Oh, you are the blessed girl!

Southern Touch Catering said...

Love your updated profile picture!!!

parTea lady said...

That chintz tea set is really lovely. You share the "bargain queen" title with your Mom. I like your new profile picture.

PeggyR said...

Gorgeous! Great bargain!

Marilyn said...

Lovely! And what a great bargain. I also like seeing the new picture of you too!

Ginger said...

I've said it before but you are the bargain Queen! And I agree, I don't see a second make on the backstamp.

kimberly shaw said...

This chintz tea set is so gorgeous, spectacular find!!!

Porcelana Brasil said...

REALLY lovely!
I just adore chintz pattern on china. Have a few pieces myself.
cheers!
Fábio

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