May 3, 2010
TEA CUP TUESDAY NO. 10!
I had a very peaceful weekend thanks to all your prayers. Things have not changed, regarding my Identity Theft, but I have changed. I think I finally managed to give it to God. It only took me 2 weeks, but who's counting? I know He isn't! Thank you for letting me vent for those 2 weeks, I do believe all your prayers have helped me. I am still broke, but I have peace at least. Please keep praying, thank you.
Now on to the cups! The first cup is my favorite of this group. It is a Royal Chelsea English Bone China. The pinks and the gold leaves are so vivid. It is an off white and I have had it forever. The pictures do not do it justice. It looks like the leaves were hand painted in gold, stunning! The next one simply reads, Bone China 22 KT Gold, Made in England. I don't remember how or when I got this cup either. I have collected cups for about 20 years (not as long as some of my other collections). I just love how this cup looks almost striped. The next one is a Franciscan. You usually think about Franciscan as pottery, but is one is bone china and the pattern is called "Melrose". It is very creamy and delicate. It almost has the feel of Flintridge China, if you are familiar with that name. The last one is very special to me. It is by Porcelain Treasures. It was given to me by my daughter, Monique, years ago. I don't even think she would remember she gave it to me. Monique is my modern style daughter. Monique loves clean lines and things that are very hip. She really does not care for all this vintage stuff, so it was a big deal that she picked out something so opposite of her, just to please Mom. She always teases me about have a giant estate sale when I die and selling it all! My other daughter Vanessa will keep it all and my son Kyle. He just does not care. All he wants to make him happy is less plants! Back to the tea cup, notice the cute pedestal feet. I take extra care of this cup. It is of great value to me. I rarely use it and have in my china cabinet.
A few of you ladies have asked me how I store my cups. Well, here is where we have a problem. I have 6 china cabinets where I try to keep things in order by colors. Items that are used only for special months, I have stored in my basement. I do know I need therapy for this, but at this point in my life why bother?
So, here we are our 10th Tea Cup Tuesday! Remember all you have to do is fill in "Mr. Linky" and it will do the rest. Invite your friends, let see how many cups we can look at this week. Have a wonderful week. Do not forget to visit and pray for Terri my partner in this adventure. God Bless you always, Martha