Sep 20, 2010
TEA CUP TUESDAY NO. 29!
Hi Ladies: I bet you thought I fell of the planet, not so! I was in Lake Arrowhead on a Retreat. It was so wonderful. I can back, refreshed and refilled, ready for what ever God has for me. I am in the mood for October with all the decorations that the month brings. Soon, my home will be full of Halloween item and pumpkins. Noah is going to be "The Real Buss Light Year" for Halloween. He is so excited, I can't wait to see him. He is two this year, so everything is new to him. Doesn't it seem like from October to December it is all about the kids and family? I love that about the year's end. Wednesday is my birthday and my children are taking me to Disneyland and dinner. God is so good. I will also pick the winner of the giveaway on Thursday! It just could be you!
Now, let's talk tea cups! This is our 29th Tea Cup Tuesday. I get just as excited as the first week Terri at http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/ and I started. That tea pot on top is English. It is a Sadler, Pink Swirl. I got this one at an Estate sale, a few years ago. I love the pretty pink color.
My first tea cup and my favorite this week is a Haviland Limoges. It is a demitasse cup, in a lovely teal color. I love how it is just filled with a delicate rose print. The top of the cup looks scalloped because of the design. It has a short cup with an angular loop handle. Since I collect Limoges, I know the book value for this little guy is $95. My rule is never to pay more than $10 for any cup, I have had this one forever, so I know it was cheap!
Cup number 2 is an unsigned beauty. It is a beautiful, white, Lusterware cup. It is a molded cup with a gold loop handle. I purchased this one at a thrift store for $1.49. I love deals like this!
Cup number 3, I think I showed it before, sorry. I forgot until now, anyway it is worth looking at twice. I think I have seen others share this cup as well. It is a Royal Albert and it is called "Bloom Time". It is filled with cherry blossoms. It has a scalloped cup with a looped handle and thumb rest. You can see why it is such a popular design.
The last cup is a Paragon, the Antique Series, Gainsborough. It features a couple dressed in period clothes. It is a footed, scalloped cup with an ornate handle. It is a beautiful pink color with a broken loop handle.
Ladies, here is Mr. Linky, you know what to do. Please take the time to visit all the ladies, if you can. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha