Sunday, June 13, 2010
Tea Cup Tuesday #16 & A give away!
Hello Tea Party Ladies! This is our 16th week and I have reached a mile stone with 301 followers! So to celebrate, I am going to have a give away this month. Since this is a tea cup post, I thought I would give a way a tea cup trio. I hope you like it, I have added a little bling, as always! We will make this easy, all you have to do is add my button to your blog, and leave a comment. Noah will pick a name from a hat at the end of the month! Please let me know when you have added the button. It can be my button or the Tea Cup Tuesday button or both. I will add you name as often as you comment and you will get an additional entry for each button. You have changed me, thank you for your faithfulness to me!
Now on with the party! My first and favorite cup for this week is 1990, Venetian glass, by Murano. It is a flared cup with a curled loop handle. The cobalt blue glass with a lacy white enameled decor overlay. My pictures do not do it justice. It is stunning. I paid $4.00 for it at an estate sale. I have seen it priced in Cups & Saucers, Identification & Values Book for $450.00. Who can afford to spend that much money on a cup? I was blessed to find it for sure.
My second cup is Mitterteich, Bavaria, Germany circa 1930. This cobalt blue, cream and gold cup has an unusual pointed scalloped foot. It features a zigzag handle with a beautiful gold print rose design on the inside and on the saucer. The foot looks like a king's crown. It is so beautiful.
Cup number three is a Royal Stafford China circa 1950. It has beautiful blood red design with gilted flowers and a heavy etched gilt band. This is a gorgeous cup, and is also featured in the a Cups & Saucers Identification & Values Book. I love when I find things I own in books or magazines. It makes me feel like I am not the only person who thinks something is pretty. I always question my taste in things, never really sure if any one else would like it. So, it helps to see them in magazines or books. Weird, I know, therapy!
My last cup is an Aynsley circa. 1950. It is a low Doris shape with a "D" shape handle. It has a deep blue trim with a cream body and a rose design on the inside of the cup, very pretty. I don't own many Aynsley, and I have seen some of yours they are amazing! Don't forget to visit Terri's post at http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/, she always has some amazing cups. Terri also has a give away going! Yeah, her things are amazing!
Now my give away. This lovely trio is called "Mayflower" and it is by Vernon Ware. I hope you like it. I have had it in my collection for years. I believe it is circa 1950. If you look closely you can see that both dishes have a duffle like edging.
You know what to do about "Mr. Linky". Join early, join late, just join and please let me know if you want to be included in the giveaway! Well, let's party on, ladies! Blessings, Martha