Sunday, February 20, 2011
COLLECTING TEA CUPS AND EVERYTHING ELSE!
Hello Tea Cup Lovers! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 50! Terri and I are so pleased that you join us every week. We look forward to the beautiful tea cups we see each week. Today, I am sharing Chintz! I am a Chintz lover, however, they tend to be pricey so I do not have a lot. The ones I am sharing today are very similar yet quite different.
I like to blog twice a week otherwise, I am bursting with things to show you and things to say, risking boring you to death! I am afraid, this might be the big one for you, because I feel like I have not talked to you in a long time. (I know it has only been a week, but it feels like longer!) Ok, first the tea cups. My first tea cup is a new one. The cup is a trio by St. George China, in England. It is very dainty and always a beauty. Notice that the cup does not have any gold trim any where. Most Chintz cups are decorated or trimmed in gold, this one is not. Can't remember where or when I purchased this. (They say the memory is the first to go. I can tell you as a fact, other things go first!)
Cup No. 2 is a Royal Stafford, called "June Roses". As you can see, this Chintz pattern is much more intricate and detailed. It has a wider range of colors and patterns, obviously a more expensive cup. I love the handle on this one. The cup is very light weight. "June Roses" what an appropriate name!
Cup No. 3 is a Royal Standard. It has a fluted shape cup, with a wonderful handle. I love the pedestal type base. The Chintz teapot at the top of the page is a four piece, stacking tea pot set. It is an amazing Royal Nelson tea pot, pattern name "Rose Time". It is very beautifully decorated with a Rose Chintz pattern of shades of pink, rose, yellows, creams and purples. It has gilted edges with accents on the handles. Truly the pictures do not do this beauty justice. I know I have shown this tea pot to you before, but this one is worth repeating.
I spent Saturday with my beloved Sister-In-Law, Maureen. I have told you about her before. It felt like I had not seen her in a year! We did what we love to do best together; we talked, we laughed, we cried and we went to Estate Sales. These are some of the wonderful treasures I found with her. The plates were a dollar each! I just had to share them with you!
Before I forget, Noah's fever, finally broke on Friday night. He had 103 to 104 since last Monday. Thank you for your prayers. He has had no fever since Friday! Praise the Lord! You should have seen my home, sick bodies everywhere. Vanessa came to sleep, because Noah had not let her sleep. My son, Kyle, had a fever. There were no beds left in this inn, last week. Everyone came home to Mama. The chicken soup was fly out of here.
Oh, one more thing! This weekend I was also invited to an event called "Launch your Creativity". Sharon at http://pansycottagegarden.blogspot.com/ is hosting this event on April 9th. It is going to be held at Paris in a Cup Tea Salon, in Orange, CA. (Don't you just love the name?) This is a place for you to discover how to turn
your dreams of starting a business into a reality. It could not have come at a better time for me, since I will be opening my on-line shop within the next month. One of the speakers will be Jacqueline deMontravel, editor of Romantic Homes Magazine. If you live in the Southern California area, go visit her blog and get more information. (Visit her blog anyway, she has some amazing ideas!)
I believe I better stop talking now. (I told you I was going to be windy.) I just need to blog twice a week or I will bust! I have only began to show you what I got this weekend. I will post again this week! Here is Mr. Linky. So let's go see your amazing tea cups! Hugs, Martha