Sunday, July 18, 2010
TEA CUP TUESDAY NO. 20!
Hello my fellow tea cup lovers! Welcome to our 20th Tea Cup Tuesday! I have been thinking about what tea cups to share with you this week. No, I am not running out, but I would like to show you something a little different. I think I have in this post, we will see. Except for one, all the tea cups featured are from Japan. All are Lusterware, except one, and except one, they have seen better days.
I have a confession to make. (You are reading the Confessions of a Serial Collector.) I don't like china with chips or nicks or faded anything. I know some of you are starting to shake, but it is true. If they have an imperfection, I throw it out! I really hate that about me. (It is something I will one day take up in therapy.) The cups you are about to see, except one, are not perfect. Why do I keep them you ask? Good question! I don't know. Maybe I am trying to prove I can. Maybe they will be thrown out after this post! I don't know. I like things perfect. I guess because life is not perfect. I don't know! Anyway, end of confession, let's get this party started!
Cup number one is my favorite this week. It is the only one not made in Japan. It is Winterlissg from Bavaria, Germany. I love the rich gold design and the pedestal cup. The handle is angular shape. It is just stunning. What is the flaw you ask? It is missing a saucer. This was at one time a trio, but the saucer died.
What to do? So, I keep it, because it is so pretty. It is so hard for me, it is not perfect. PRAY! I HAVE A PROBLEM! Don't laugh!
Cup number two is a blue Lusterware from Japan. It has a beautiful pedestal shape cup, with a reticulated saucer. It has a beautiful, ornate bean handle and a delicate rose design. What is the problem with this cup? It has a chip. I did it myself. Just breathe, Martha!
Cup number three is also a pedestal cup from Japan. Like the last one, it too is Lusterware. I love Lusterware. Do you know the problem with Lusterware? It wears off with time and too much use. That is what happen to this cup. You can see around the top the Luster has begun to wear off. I don't know if you can see it with the pictures, but it is a pretty pale pink in color. It has an angular loop handle. This cup is in the biggest danger of being throw out.
Ending on a good note. My last cup is perfect. It is a demitasse, pink Lusterware, pedestal cup. It has a wonderful ornate angular handle. The bottom of the pedestal looks like gold tassels. Very cute.
So, it is time to link up. Remember that we would like to see tea cups on this post. Some ladies have used Mr. Linky and don't have a thing up about tea cups. Things you can share:
Share a tea cup
Share the history (personal) of the tea cup
Share the maker and/or history of the tea cup
Share any history about tea cups
Share a story with tea cups in it
Share a poem with tea cups in it
The tea pot at the top of the post is from Home Goods. My house is decorated in yellow this month! Sorry for the long post, but confessions take time. Blessings, Martha