Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tea Time Ladies

 Royal Doulton Collection 

The beginning of my collecting was on a trip to the Bahamas and Bermuda, it was when I was my first collage Spring break.  
 
 While I was in Bermuda, I saw a very pretty lady figurine, but I was unable to purchase her. When I got to the Bahamas I found another lady called Spring Morn and she became my very first figurine in my collection.  
 
 I really liked the ruffles and her pink coat. She holds her bonnet so the wind does not lift it out to sea. 
 
 While on a trip through East Texas with my beloved husband, we found the long lost but not forgotten figurine from Bermuda. This lady was named Easter Day. My husband said lets get her now or we may never find her again. So now my first found love of Royal Doulton Ladies joined my collection with the encouragement of my true love.
The  details like the flowers and umbrella on theses Ladies is a result of  the special Royal Doulton's procedures of painting. Generally each Lady is painted by hand by a male or female artist, but the face is always painted by a man. Doulton had found the women ended up painting their own face on each Lady.  
 
On our first trip to England we were luckly to tour the Royal Doulton factory in Stoke on Trent. We watched in amazement as the figurines grew into a true Lady with the Doulton stamp applied after rigid standards were met.
 

20 comments:

Beth said...

Your ladies are so lovely! I enjoyed seeing them and hearing about why men paint the faces - that's funny! Your blog header is adorable as well.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

So happy you could join me for tea today! Your Ladies are really lovely. I especially like the Easter Day lady! How wonderful that you found her again and that your beloved gifted you with it! I never knew that men painted the faces. That is too funny! Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lavender Cottage said...

Your two ladies are adorable, and I too didn't know men painted the faces. We have a Royal Doulton store in our outlet mall and I love to walk around inside looking all the tea things and figurines.

Pamela Gordon said...

These Royal Doulton figurines are really pretty. I have seen them in a lot of homes through my life and admire them. There is a lot of detail in them. There is even one with my name :) Thanks so much for visiting and your sweet comment. Pamela

xinex said...

These figurines are simply gorgeous, Pam! They remind me of southern belles. Thank you so much for your lovely comment....Christine

kitty said...

Your figurines are so pretty! My Dad used to buy them for my Mom. She gifted me with one of hers.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love Royal Doulton figurines. Yours are just stunning. Thank you so much for sharing. Blessings, Martha

Linda M. said...

Hello, Your ladies are beautiful and special. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Darlene said...

What lovely lady figurines. I love collecting lady figurines but I don't have any Doulton ones. They are pretty. take care, Darlene

Zaa said...

How lovely your Royal Doultons are ... I have an "Easter Day " only she is decorated in vibrant reds and yellows ...It's amazing how very different each artist rendering can be on the china models...She is a very special little lady...I'm so happy that you found her again. Thank You for sharing your beauties today... Hugs

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What beautiful ladies you have and such special memories to go with them! I love how you pointed out all the little details on them, so interesting! Have a good evening.
Nancy

Ruthie Miller said...

I love your Pretty Ladies! I have just recently been looking mine over again. I have all reds which are really a dark pinkish red. The first one you put on I believe I have in red. I have never seen it in your colors but wow, she is gorgeous!!!! They are so delicate and remind us of gentility, don't they? Thank you for sharing.
Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Hope said...

I love your little lady figurine! They are just too beautiful!

Thank you for visiting me at "The Simple Life of Hope".

:) Hope

Dianne said...

Your figurines are lovely. I never knew that men only painted the faces. I really don't see what's wrong with women painting their own faces :) Thanks for visit and kind comments. Dianne

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Your figures are beautiful!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Beautiful ladies. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving those lovely comments. Linda

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh goodness me, what a gorgeous Royal Doulton collection, just to die for!! Sofunny and cute why men paint their faces, lol.. Thanks for sharing. Have a terrific weekend.
FABBY

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Such beautiful ladies. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Little Miss Maggie said...

These are such beautiful ladies. Perfect to get into the tea party mood.

Elizabethd said...

I still have my mother's three Doulton figurines, so pretty.