Jun 7, 2010
TEA CUP TUESDAY NO. 15!
Hi Ladies: Welcome to our 15th weekly Tea Cup Tuesday! I am still as excited as our first one! Many of you ladies have asked me how many tea cups I have. I don't know and it would be very hard to count because some are stored for certain seasons and others are all over the house. I have six china cabinets that I store things by color. I have been thinking about thinning out some of my tea cups, but I have a hard time deciding which ones. All my things have stories behind them. I am the only sentimental one in our family. Someone has to be the keeper of precious treasures, don't you think? Am like most people, I collect what I love and tea cups and tea pots have been a long time collection for me. My tastes have changed, I only collect really beautiful ones. (Are there ugly tea cups? I doubt it!) As I have shared this collection I realized, my collection is quite extensive. I think, not sure, but I may have to ask for prayer to eliminate some. (Don't start yet, I am working myself up to the decision!)
This week I have that beautiful FRANZ Tea Pot and Tea Cup, I promised to show you. This stunning set is called FRANZ Porcelain, "Papillon Butterfly" pattern. I have admired these tea sets for years. I have only seen them behind glass. Just the spoon goes for $25 on Ebay. I purchased the whole set for $35. I was so excited. I think it is so amazing looking! Look at all the detail.
The next cup is by Taylor & Kent of Longton, England. I love the large white and pink rose. I don't think I ever drank tea from it. I will have to do it, just to see what it looks like filled with tea.
Cup number 3 is a can shape cup. If you look at the handle it looks like the Christian Fish. I believe it is French, but I am not sure. The cup is not marked. I love can shape cups, they are hard to find and they are always beautiful.
Last but not least is a Schumann from Aezberg, Germany. It love like pink lace with gold trim. Look at the handle, it is just amazing! This one is my favorite this week. Aren't you just loving this song? It always reminds me of my 2 daughters. I miss them being little girls.
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