May 17, 2010
TEA CUP TUESDAY NO. 12
Hello Ladies: It is Tea Cup Tuesday time, again. We had so much fun last week, I can't wait to see what you will share this week. I do have an update on my Identity Theft saga. The bank has returned my checking account money. It is a start and I am so happy about it. I see the light at the end of the tunnel. My Bronchitis is getting better and I received this beautiful gift from my husband yesterday. No reason, he was just thinking about me. It is a Mother and Child. Kelly has always knows what I love. Sometimes he can be the sweetest thing. He has his moments. So I had to show it to you. He has given me others in this set. The plates are heavy. I am not really sure that they are made of. I just love them. This one is extra special to me, because it was out of the blue no occasion at all. So not like him, he is not a spontaneous man. He thinks about every dime. So he did good! Thank you, Kelly!
The first tea cup I want to show you is relatively new to me. It is a Royal Worcester, Ferncroft pattern in teal. It is circa 1950, This trio is my favorite this week. I am showing you all kinds of colors today. I usually stick to a color theme, but these cups just jumped out at me today. On the Ferncroft you can feel the ferns popping out of the china. Very pretty! But then, they are tea cups and what's not to love?
The second cup is very Art Deco style. It is from Austria and it is call Juliette. It has such a great octagon shape and I just love the pale pink roses. Very dainty looking don't you think? This was an Estate find I only paid $8.00. A great find and very cute!
The third cup is a Staffordshire, Hand Decorated, the pattern name is "Elizabethan". The cup looks like it has been crimp. It is a "May", so I just had to show it. I sorry if the different colors bug you this week. I will try to do better next week.
My last tea cup is called a Mustache Cup. It is very old and German made. I have a few of these German made cups I will be showing in later Tea Cup Tuesdays. What makes them unique is the kind of texture they have in the design. It is almost as if the just added the flower as an after thought. However, this is the style, different, huh? Although this is not one of my favorites, in fact probably the ugliest cup I own. The other German cups I have are very pretty. I do think it is quite different and worth showing you.
So "Mr. Linky" is ready. All you have to do is fill in the blanks. It does the rest. It doesn't matter how late you join, just play. Last week it took me two days to see all the goodies! Don't forget to visit Terri at http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/. Terri is going to Paris, but she has promised to show us tea cups from that great city. A dream come true!
Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha