Sunday, January 23, 2011
CELEBRATING TEA POT KISSES!
Hello Tea Cup Lovers! It is that special day in the week we celebrate our love for Tea Cups and Tea things in general. I must admit I have started to decorate for Valentine's Day. I have come to the realization that I am not a "white person" (no pun intended)! I can only take all white decorations for just so long and then color has to come back. Today was the day! Out with the white stuff and in with the color! Do not get me wrong, I love to look at homes that are decorated all in white. I really thought I would do that one day. I just can't, I need color around me. It makes me feel good. So the cups you will see today, will be put away until they are needed for a "tea party" or next January, which ever comes first.
Before I start with the all white cups, I want to show a cup I purchased this weekend. It is a Royal Stafford, from England. It is really beautiful. (I have a thing for black and white cups. Did I ever tell you that? Well, I do!) The black area is matted, while all the white is high gloss. That goes for the gold etched detail as well. I own a few Royal Stafford. They never disappoint!
This next cup starts the last of my white cups for this year. This gorgeous tea cup trio is an amazing piece. It was made in Germany and decorated by Herman Ohme, Silesia, Germany. It is really looks so much better in person. The thick gold trim is stunning.
Cup number 3 is the large hand painted, Limoges. As I have said recently, I am very into the handles lately and this one does not disappoint. I have a few of these larger Limoges and the size does not take away from the delicate, lace like look.
This next tea cup, I am not really even sure why I am showing it to you. I have covered it with this fun pearl lace collar. I really did not mean to do that. The cup is Rostyn China. It is a simple classic white cup with a gold trim. I think, I like it because it was so simple.
This last tea cup trio is a vintage, Limoges, trio. Thank you for join Terri and I for another week of sharing tea treasures! Please don't forget to visit Terri, she is amazing in so many ways. You will not be disappointed. You know what to do with Mr. Linky. Please remember this link is for tea cups and tea related items only.
This sugar and creamer set are Hummels. Too cute! (I just needed to add color!)
Well, I hope you have enjoyed the tea cups this week. I am off to watch Noah play Soccer. (He is two!) The top tea pot is sending you a kiss! Hugs, Martha