Sunday, October 24, 2010
Hello my fellow tea cup lovers: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No.34. I am starting this post with a new found tea cup treasure. While on my way from visiting Noah, who is so sick, (PLEASE PRAY) I saw an Estate Sale sign. Anyone who knows me, knows I cannot resist an Estate Sales. It was in San Marino, a very exclusive neighborhood, which made the sale that much more exciting. With heart pumping, (thank God) my mother and I enter the back gate to find rows and rows of collectibles. I took a quick walk through every row scouting things out and then went back for a closer view. (Don't you just love the thrill of the hunt?) One of the first things that caught my eye was this Paragon Cup. It is truly one of the most beautiful cups I have ever seen. It is gold chintz with pink flowers. It has a broken loop handle with a thumb rest. The pedestal shape cup and is adorn in yellow. Pictures do not do this one justice. This week's favorite for sure! I had very limited money to spend at this Estate Sale, so I had to be so choosy. I did mange to purchase a few more stunning items. (I will show you later.) This however was the only tea cup that fell into my self made law of "never paying more than $10 for a tea cup". It was so hard not to get others, but I was strong! I wanted it all! But no, I was good!
Moving on, my next cup is also a gold chintz cup. This one is by Colclough. This white footed, scalloped cup, has a ring handle. It is covered in this beautiful gold chintz. This cup is from the 1950's. I have had it forever.
Cup number 3 is a Castleton. It has a waisted footed cup with a broken loop handle. I own the demitasse cup that matches this one. It really is very rich looking.
The last cup is also a Castleton, This has the same shape as the larger Castleton, however, this one is a demitasse. It has a beautiful rose print design, featuring the waisted footed cup and the broken loop handle. The is a common shape for Castleton China, but as you can see each cup is quite unique!
Well ladies, thank you for joining us again this week. I look forward to see what you have to share. Please visit Terri, at http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/. She has become quite the world traveler and brings such beautiful treasures to share with us.
You know what to do with "Mr Linky". The top tea pot is a Spode. I have several white or cream color tea pots, I just like how they can be used with many colors. It is always pleasure visiting everyone. I want to thank you for all your prayers. Noah is still very sick, he has pneumonia. I also received a prayer request from a new follower, Betty at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her sister is in hospital with brain cancer, her husband had a stoke and is blind. She is suffering from a deep depression and has her on physical problems. Marydon at http://blushingrosetoo.blogspot.com/ is having cancer surgery this week. You are good women. Blessings, Martha
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