Monday, February 28, 2011
Hello My Tea Cup Loving Friends: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday, No. 51! Here at home it is time to change the decor to one of my favorite colors, Pink and Green. These are the colors that fill my house this month. It feels like a my own special Pink and Green Sanctuary! There is something so comforting about these colors for me. They welcome Spring in! Sometimes it is feels like my job is to salvage my special treasures from thrift stores and estate sales. (Someone has to do it!)
Before the tea cups begin, I want to share about this weekend. I was having dinner with a friend when all of a sudden, the restaurant we were in started to empty out. The servers, bus boys, the diners everyone left while we were busy talking. Where did they go you asked? To play in the snow! I was in La Crescenta, a place that never sees snow. I know that you are all probably tried of snow, but for us it was a novelty. This is what my home looked like that afternoon. The whole block was outside building snowmen (little ones) and throwing snow balls.
I have been sick off and on with a cold this past week, but I did manage to purchase a few things at the thrift store. This first cup I am showing you is one of thoses treasures, a snack set. It is a Royal Albert, "Lady Hamilton". I have never really been draw to one before, but this one called my name and it was only $6. What do you think? Does anyone else like these snack sets?
This next tea cup is one of my very favorites. It was given to me by my sister in law, Maureen. Daisies are her favorite flower and she gave me this daisy to remind me of her! It is an Aynsley tea cup from England. The pattern is called "Daisy Petals" and I am told it is rare! I love it! It is perfect to welcome Spring to California.
I have noticed, while taking out my Pinks and Greens, that I have too many green tea cups. (Not the sharpest tool in the shed, you say!) Well, sometimes it takes me a while longer to get things. I will thin this group out to avoid the "hoarder" problem. I will not do it before I show you all the pretties. This next one was a gift from my mother. Who said "I needed another tea cup, like I need a whole in the head!" She got it for me anyway. It is so beautiful. Mom only gives practical gifts so this one is very special. I "needed it"! It is a Royal Albert, Old Country Roses, "Peppermint Demask". My favorite cup! (I have a lot of favorites!)
Since it is getting close to St. Patrick's Day, and like all good Mexicans, I celebrate the day. My next cup is a gorgeous, vintage, Shelley Tea Cup. The pattern name is "Shamrock", of course. Love the quatrefoil shape cup on this one. I have more shamrock designs to show you next week.
These next pictures are a few more treasures that were also found this weekend. The silver tea cups are salt and pepper shakers ($1.49). The figurines are "Josef".
Thank you so much for joining Terri and I for the party. You know what to do with Mr. Linky. Please remember that this link is about tea cup things! Hugs, Martha
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