Thursday, May 9, 2013

From Russia...another Show and Tell Thursday

I thought about making the title, "From Russia with Love".  Then, I remembered it was the title to an old James Bond movie.

The teacup was given to me with love... a gift from one of my daughters. It is from the Russian Lomonosov Imperial Porcelain Factory. It was founded in St Petersburg in 1744 under the decree of Peter the Great's daughter, Empress Elizabeth.

Last night, as I was putting my thoughts together for this post, I realized the teacup is the only item I have from Russia. Do you have anything made in Russia?

Searching the internet, I learned so much about this beautiful Lomonosov china. If you collect teacups or just love to look at beautiful porcelain, click HERE. You will not be disappointed!


The design pattern is called Forget Me Not. Even the inside rim has a delicate pattern embellished with real gold.

By sharing with you my Show and Tell Thursdays, I've had the opportunity to re-connect with some of the lovely things I have collected over the years.

My thanks to you, dear readers and blogging friends.....

Meggie Mac


  1. Love that! The pattern is gorgeous. I don't think I have any Russian items. We inherited some Lithuanian books (don't know why because no Lithuanians in the family!) but have sold them all.

  2. If you check out the will see so many beautiful pieces of china.

  3. What a beautiful cup and saucer! Our daughter-in-law was in Russia several years ago and brought us back a small, hand-painted chess set. (She also brought me a pair of Baltic amber earrings which unfortunately were lost when our house in Odessa was broken into and my jewelry box stolen.)

  4. Absolutely beautiful! That blue is stunning.

    As far as I am aware the only thing I have from Russia is a small, hand-painted and lacquered box, which was given to me by my first boyfriend!, I tell a lie, I also have a set of Matryoshka dolls.

  5. This pattern is beautiful! Yes, I have a set of the stacking dolls and a stacking doll Christmas ornament some friends brought back from Russia when they went to pick up their son who they adopted from there.

  6. That is so beautiful Meggie. I don't have anything from Russia, though when I was a child I always wanted a set of Russian dolls as I was fascinated by them.

  7. Meggie, you truly have some exquisite pieces of china. The detail is just breathtaking. XOXO

  8. I love the history lesson that goes with your beautiful pieces!

  9. That is a beautiful teacup and saucer!

  10. It is really gorgeous Meggie. Sadly no I dont have anything from Russia!!

  11. Wonderful shades of blue. I don't think I have anything from Russia, but then again....? x

  12. A most magnificent cup Meggie.
    The design reminds me of a peacock feather.
    I have a russian egg.. my son brought me back from Moscow.. Its not a real one.. but i need a stand for it. but I do have some things from Ukrania.. I have Ukranian friends.
    lovely post.
    happy weekend


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