Monday, March 15, 2010

Royal Tea

I love tea and I love my teacups! I'm still deciding which Marie Antoientte teacup to add to my collection, but the other day my latest teacup arrived and I was drinking like Queen Alexandra!

The design is based on moldings depicting the arts commissioned for Buckingham palace by Edward VII in 1902. The most interesting part of the design is an unusual pearl glaze pattern which has an effect just like guilloché enamel!

I'd been trying to cut down on teacups recently, but a baby blue cup featuring crowns, the arts and pearls was too much to resist.

I picked this up from the Royal Collection shop. They have a new Buckingham Palace design every year (this is the 2009 design) and it's a great place to pick up china fit for an English queen! Right now they have a set featuring the China pattern Queen Victoria purchased at the 1851 Great Exhibition!

Friday, March 12, 2010

We Have a Blog!

Quaintrelle Life is my new blog that I'll keep updated alongside the Fancy Girl site! A kind of Modern day ladies book featuring fashion, home, hobby and lifestyle features much as an old Victorian ladies book like Goodies would have done.

My focus is on time warp living, and covers historical periods from the 18th century, up to the more modern early to mid 20th century.

I've been writing and updating the Fancy Girl for a few years now. Sometimes I dig up some neat little tidbit of interest, that just doesn't quite fill a full article so, I figured for things like that a sister blog would be the perfect medium!

Here I'll talk about my Quaintrelle life, everything from my adventures turning my house from ex bachelor pad into a vintage/historically inspired abode, teacup collecting, style and of course site updates and mini features that compliment the site!

I hope a few fancy Girl fans will follow us here for some fun!

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