Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Royal Albert

Royal Albert Hall in London...

Royal Albert China
(hmmmmmm...I think you might already know without any explanation ;-)

I've set the table for a nice tea with different patterns of Royal Albert China...there are so many wonderful patterns and these are my favorites!  Each place is set with a different pattern and the ever-versatile Val D'Or is used at each place.  Here we go!

Choose the pattern you like best and take a seat

Here is an overview of each place setting...
This pattern is called "Celebration" with beautiful white and maroon flowers

This one is called "Victoriana Rose".  It was originally a Paragon pattern, but I believe that Royal Albert bought them.  It is just delicate pink roses (sorry the picture isn't very good)

And here is the famous "Old Country Roses"...what else is there to say about this one!

This is "Moonlight Rose"  which is the pattern of "Old Country Roses" in blues and lavender.  You know how moonlight gives things a blue-ish cast.  This is exactly what this pattern does. 
(I don't have a salad plate in this pattern, so I used the "Val D'Or)

For the center of the table, there are beautiful real roses in an OCR teapot.  Don't worry...there are more tea pots in the china cabinet so we can still have tea

A closer look at the "Celebration" pattern

. . . "Victoriana Rose"

. . ."Old Country Roses"

. . ."Moonlight Rose"

Now for the dish on everything else!!
  • The lace tablecloth  I have had for years
  • The maroon placemats are from ebay just this past year (not the best fit for a round table!!)
  • The silverplate is Oneida Vanessa/Francesca
  • The fresh roses are making their second appearance. They were a grocery store buy
  • The pink damask napkins are from ebay
  • Napkin rings are Royal Albert Old Country Roses from TJ Maxx

I'm sure everyone has a favorite china pattern that you collect.  Thank you for stopping by to see my favorites!  Please visit  all of the lovely tables with Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch".  Just click on the link up on the right!


  1. Each and every one of these is a beautiful treasure. They play well with others, too! They look good together on your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your lovely design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

  2. Your tablescape is beautiful. I love, love Royal Albert patterns, very classy. Looking forward to more table settings!

  3. JUST BEAUTIFUL! Your blog is getting me addicted to Royal Albert. I have been scanning the internet and I think I have found the pattern I want to collect, Sweet Romance. Do you know of it? The blue is very striking too!

  4. Gorgeous table! I especially love the blue and lavender. Thanks for visiting my post and I'm now your newest follower!

  5. Your patterns are wonderful. I love roses so each setting is my favorite. Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment.

  6. Holy Cow is this all beautiful! A girl after my own heart! I just found you from Between Naps on The Porch Table Scape. I am your newest follower and I can tell I will be a loyal one!
    Please come visit me:

    P.S. I loved, loved, loved Downton Abbey and I am sick that I have to wait until 3/2012 for the season 2 :-(.

  7. Hi lovely lady, your Tablescapes are so Beautiful sweet lady!!! Each setting is my Favorite !!!! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescapes so sweet for you. I hope you have a nice day !!!!

  8. Hey there, Tess! Y' have such beautiful china, and you always display it in such an inviting way. It was nice to get to see more than one pattern in play on your pretty table today. Roses are always so calming and make me feel all dreamy. Your fresh roses in your centerpiece puffed out nicely! I so often find myself having to open them by hand, but yours just naturally unfolded. Gorgeous! Have a beautiful weekend, Tess!

  9. Tess, each placesetting is beautiful, especially the Moonlight Rose. Have a great weekend!

  10. All of your place setting are stunning! Such beautiful designs.

  11. Your table is gorgeous! I love the moonlight rose pattern! I would have to sit there and not eat, just drooling over the dishes!

  12. Out of town, so I am just trying to catch up now! These are so lovely and how fun to show them all. I love all of them but the Moonlight Rose is so unusual. I haven't ever seen that. What a fun table. It would be fun to see who would choose which one. I love the Royal Albert building too. I have never seen it, what a magnificent structure.

  13. If I entered your dining room, and the other ladies were talking, I would quietly sit down at the Moonlight Rose pattern :-) Beautiful table Tess!

  14. GORGEOUS Table! What could be more beautiful than a table set with Royal Albert! I have always been In Love with the Old Country Roses! It's my VERY FAVORITE!!! I Love your whole table. Your tablecloth and placemats are Perfect! Thank you for sharing,
    Hugs, Donna

  15. I LOVE Royal Albert! I have only two cups and saucers in the pattern, but have longer for more. What a fabulous collection you have. Beautiful!