What you may not know about me is that I collect vintage English and French tea cups and saucers. I seriously love china and if I didn’t write a Disney blog, I would likely blog all about all of the vintage treasures I have been collecting as long as I can remember. (I have written a bit about my tea cup obsession here.)
|Screen shot taken from a “Happy New Year” “Saving Mr. Banks”
promotional trailer posted on Youtube by Walt Disney Pictures.
You can see the whole trailer by clicking here.
Because my collection is so large, I am always looking for bits of china I own while watching movies and television. I can usually spot a brand and pattern pretty fast and about jumped out of my seat when I saw one of my all-time favorite Royal Albert patterns, Moss Rose, in Saving Mr. Banks. Moss Rose was a popular pattern since it was first introduced in 1947. And although it was sadly discontinued in 2001, it is still possible to get pieces of it second-hand on sites like Ebay.
|Photo from Disney Wiki.|
And, here’s a little bonus for Once Upon A Time fans. Want a teacup like the magical cup referenced by Rumpelstilskin and Belle? The cup used is another Royal Albert cup called Val d’Or with a bit of doctoring. Val d’Or (of which I have a full set, I might add) has also been discontinued (it was in production 1962 to 2010), but is still readily available second hand.
|Belle with her chipped tea cup in a Once Upon A Time
Season 2 promotional photo. Courtesy ABC.
Whether you sip your tea in them, set them on a shelf for admiration or drink three cups of coffee a day out of them, life’s always a little more charming when you have pretty cups around the house!