Porcelain meets lace in…

blue monday

… Lomonosov’s Guipure!

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Many of you commented about my cup and saucer in my Blue Monday post from two weeks ago. I decided to tell you a little about the pattern (Guipure) on the cup and saucer for this week’s Blue Monday post:


The classic blue and white color combination in porcelain has many variations among the different patterns and manufacturers. While I love the different shades of blue (often in a more subdued tone) used in the English transferware, I also cannot resist the more vibrant and regal blue used by the Russian manufacturer, Lomonosov:


Guipure is a name applied to needlepoint and pillow laces made with gimp of fine wires whipped round with silk and cotton threads, in which the ground is made of ties or brides, rather a net. And Russia definitely has a long-standing lace-making history (since the 13th century). Can you spot the little Guipure lacy patterns:


I love to add things with historical meaning in my collection, and my Guipure pieces are definitely some of my prized treasures. Thanks for stopping by. Would you care to join me for a bit of coffee and some blueberry pie in these lovely Guipure pretties before you leave?


11 thoughts on “Porcelain meets lace in…

  1. Beautiful cup and saucer. I have a thing for blue and white porcelain. Thank you for telling us all about this beautiful one.

    Beautiful quilt under it BTW. – Sandra.

  2. Beautiful pattern! The quilts are gorgeous too. l love blue! Thank you for sharing them. I would love a cup of coffee, and blueberry pie. Yum! :o)

  3. Howdy
    Happy Blue Monday to you.
    Thank you so very much for the rich history of your cup and saucer.
    Wow they are already beautiful enough but than when you add the background information and invite us for Blueberry pie and coffee who can resist ?
    Thank you so very much.
    Have a blessed week.
    Happy Trails

  4. Your Lomonsov is beautiful! I’m so jealous, I only have a creamer and a tea bag holder shaped in a teapot. Although I am loaded up with years of collecting the laquer boxes and lots of Matryoskas. I posted my larges Matryoska for today’s blue monday!

    The Blueberry pie looks so delicious and particularly pretty on your beautiful plate!

    Thank you for sharing!


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