Monday, May 24, 2010
TEA CUP TUESDAY NO. 13!
Hello Ladies: Welcome to our 13th Tea Cup Tuesday! It has been a pleasure looking at all your wonderful cups. I have never seen such a variety of tea cups. Last week there were some I just drool over and still others, I quickly search Ebay to see if one can be found, without having to take a second mortgage out on my home. I am excited to see what you will show us this week.
I thought I would share a few of my Chintz cups this week. I do not own too many, I wish I did. This design is one of my favorites, maybe because they all have roses, I don't know. I just think everything tastes better on a Chintz tea cup. I remember one year my husband was re-doing our kitchen. Not being much of a handyman, he had made quite a mess in my kitchen and I had china all over the place, mostly on the floor. I thought I was going to have a nervous break drown. That morning, in the mist of utter chaos, I made a cup of coffee and poured it into a very expensive Chintz china cup. Somehow, everything seemed to be better, at least for that moment. I will never forget the feeling of peace and loveliness I felt at that moment. (I did have to close my eyes!) So, that is my cure for all my problems, cup of coffee in an expensive china cup. I always end it with a prayer! (That special cup, later broke.)
Anyway, my first cup is a pink and lilac trio by St. George of England. This is a vintage set and is hard to find. I can't remember when or how I got it, but I love it.
The second cup is a demitasse set by Royal Stafford called "June Roses". It is one of the very first cups I ever started to collect. I love the shape of the cup. There are roses everywhere on this beautiful bone china teacup and saucer, it is Made in England.
The third one is a Royal Standard from England. Royal Standard back stamp on bottom of this cup is the mark used in 1949. It is so pretty, this was a gift from my sister in law, Maureen. She has given me many cups over the years. It is one of my favorites.
The last tea cup is by BCM, Nelson Ware, England. It is an antique. I love the coffee cup shape to this demitasse set. The colors are so vivid. It is so full with flowers it almost looks like enamel ware, but it is bone china. Just beautiful, don't you think?
The last piece I want to show you is the mini Lord Nelson, Rose Stacking Tea Pot and Creamer & Sugar. I have saved the best for last! This set was a gift from a Missionary lady that knew I collected tea cups items. To my surprise it is valued at over $1,500. Ebay has them at starting at $1.300. I could never sell it however, I really loved this lady and she has since gone to be with the Lord she served all her life. I usually don't let you know how the value of my tea cups, but this one, just shocked me when I asked a dealer about it.
I had so much trouble posting the pictures on Blogger this week, because when they are small they all look a like. I am sorry, I usually give you more views than today, but I could not tell the difference (old age).
OK, PLAN "b". We may have to wait until Terri see this in Paris. She will fix it. We may have to party tomorrow too! Sorry!
UP DATE, TERRI'S LINKY IS WORKING. GO TO HER SITE AND WE WILL DO THIS TOMORROW TOO! DON'T WANT TO MISS ANY TEA CUPS!
So, that is my group for this week. I hope you will join us. It does not matter how late you start, we just want you to be party with us. Just fill out "Mr. Linky" and go visit! My friend Terri is roughing it in Paris. Please be sure to stop by and see her http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/. She is giving us a tour, it is almost like being there, but NOT! I asked her to stuff me in her suit case. I don't know why she never gave me an answer. Anyway have a great time visiting. Blessing to you all! Martha