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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Shelley Pansy Chintz Cup And Saucer...WOW!




I'm in LOVE!!! Not only is this a Shelley China cup and saucer, but it's a rarely seen chintz pattern called Pansy chintz. I'd forgotten I's found it last buying trip to England and unwrapped it a few days ago from the trip stock we are still inventorying. Talk about an early Christmas present...that's what it felt like.

And also fun from a discovery angle, thye Shelley pattern books say that the pattern with this number was put on an Ely shape, but this is an earl Cambridge. The mark is also listed as the 1925-1940 mark, but the cup and saucer actually have the 1940-1966 mark which is a neat thing to know...that the set was made for a longer time than was recorded in the records.

It is GORGEOUS. All I want for Christmas...is a great Shelley!!!

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Only 2 days left to Christmas...we're shipping the last of the Christmas orders, including a couple of Shelleys by Express tomorrow. How exciting! Then it's on to Christmas goodies and friends , family and celebrating the birth of Jesus. My favorite time of the year!

The snowglobe is my favorite seasonal graphic.
Merry Christmas!

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