A few weeks ago, my sister and I had a yard sale together, and I'm so glad I went through her "junk" the night before. Unbeknownst to me, she had decided to downsize and get rid of some of the teacups that had belonged to her husband's grandmother. She offered me all of them I wanted, but I showed (for me) great restraint and was thrilled to take home only this one, which is by a maker whose name I don't ever recall hearing before, Royal Ardalt.
For years I've seen this shape of teacup in other collections, but I don't believe I've ever had one quite like this. I love the bulb-like shape of the cup. So soft and feminine!
And I thought the saucer was especially pretty as well, making this the perfect set for springtime sipping. Have you all heard of Royal Ardalt? I thought I knew just about every name in teaware, but that was a new one to me!