May 31, 2010
TEA CUP TUESDAY NO. 14!
Hello Ladies! Happy Tea Cup Tuesday! This week is number 14. Maybe the problem last week was it the number 13? I am hoping for better luck this week with "Mr. Linky". I can't tell you how upset I was that it did not work for me last week. I felt so dumb, everyone can work those computer links but me. Terri always does it for me. With Terri having to vacation in Paris and all the work that entails, well you can see my problem. Please pray for Terri, Paris can be . . . wonderful! Oh well, keep your fingers crossed!
The first cup I would like to share with you is the portrait trio. Portrait cups are my favorite kind of cups. (I say that a lot, don't I?) Well it is true, I love trio cups. This one I have had for several years. It does have mark, but no name. I have no clue as to the manufacturer. It is beautiful and that's what I care about. I prefer buying trios now. I did not do that when I first started collecting, but I try to do it now.
Cup number two is a heavy gilded, moriage cup, from Japan. At least I think that is where it is from, it is not marked. However, most moriage cups came from Japan. I love all the roses and the pretty blue and dark pink, almost red colors. It is so much prettier in person. I believe this was an estate find. Notice the bead work.
My third cup this week is a German cup, made in US Zone 3 It is a cream color with a blood red trim and gold leaving. Doesn't that dark blue rhinestone pin look great with it?
Last but not least, is the blue and white Coalport. You can't make a mistake with a Coalport, they are all so stunning. This is hand numbered and demitasse. Looks just great! The tea pot you see is a Windsor of England. I love the scenes and the whole color theme on this tea pot so I had to show you.
I did find a FRANZ tea pot and tea cup this weekend at an estate sale. I will show it to you next week. I have never owned one, always have admired them behind glass. Now I have one of my own and I am going to share. Wait until I tell you what I paid for it, you will be shocked! The tea pot on the top of this post is a Lefton, American Rose. This is my favorite tea pot.
You will be so proud of me! I did the linky without Terri's help! Yeah! I am so happy! I did it!
Have a wonderful week. Remember all you have to do is fill out "Mr. Linky" and he will do the rest. (All I have to do is make Mr. Linky work!) Before I forget, it has been suggested to me to have a one day party, featuring vintage costume jewelry. Would any one be interested in that? I could try to put one together. Blessings, Martha