Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lord Nelson Chintz

Every Friday I love to share
a vintage treasure.

The vintage item might be something I've
 found on the shelf at a thrift store,
or in the basement of an estate sale.

Sometimes, a lovely friend knowing
 just what I enjoy
brings me a treasure they've found along
one of their own journeys.

At other times, I may share a vintage treasure that was
passed on to me by family.

Such is the case for today's vintage find.

This is a Lord Nelson Salt and Pepper set
 in the Chintz Briar Rose pattern.

How darling!

While I love the Briar Rose pattern, Black Beauty
is Lord Nelson Ware's most coveted


Except for the Royal Winton line, most Chintz makers
stopped production in the 60's.

The Briar Rose bowl pictured above
 would be a wonderful addition
to my tea service collection. . .

Sadly for this thrifty shopper,
 chintz patterns aren't the most affordable beauties to collect.

Their value makes this little set all the more precious.

It belonged to my husband's grandmother.

As far as we know,
 it was the only chintz piece she owned.

Every time I see it or touch it, I think of her.

Isn't that the real find?



  1. Yes, indeed you found some great things. I like the crochet work as well.

  2. I dearly love chintz! It's such a romantic reminder of the Victorian days. Your pieces are beautiful and so wonderful that you inherited some of your husbands grandmothers pretty pieces.

  3. It's so sweet and I love the pattern and color. What makes it so special is that it belonged to your husbands grandmother. A treasure to proudly display!

  4. These are so pretty!! I love the S&P shakers

  5. What a sweet treasure to have as an heirloom!

  6. What a precious treasure.