Monday, March 7, 2011
FEATHERING THE NEST WITH TEA CUPS!
Hello my tea cup loving friends! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 52. As usual, Terri and I are excited about another week to share our love of all things tea. Hope your week was wonderful. Last Saturday we were celebrating snow, this past Saturday it was 80 degrees in our fine town. That is what I love about Southern California, you never know what to expect.
I will continue to share my pink and green cups this month. As I said before, I have a lot of green cups so you might see them on into next month as well. Before I start, did I ever tell you I collect sterling silver? Well, I do. I love to use it all the time. Besides the usual flatware, I love silver baskets, especially those with vintage glass centers. Today at the thrift store I found this Sterling Silver Tea Cup & Saucer Display Stand Holder. I did not own one and this one was only $1.99. It was very tarnished, but well worth the cleaning it needed. It is so beautiful. The necklace in this picture is a rose quartz. I gave it to my mother-in-law years ago. My father-in-law, let me have it back when she went to be with Jesus.
The cups on this holder are Royal Albert's "Blossom Time". I know this is a common pattern, I just love the colors. Love it so much I have two. I usually don't by two of the same cups. Not even sure why I purchased two of these. I will probably sell one on Ebay. Tara sent me the following site about the history of this plate. It was very interesting http://www.royalalbertpatterns.com/reference%20pages/History%20Of%20Blossom%20Time.htm .
The next cup is also a double set. It is a Coalport, pattern name "Junetime". Love the swirls that make up this cup. Notice the scallop saucer. The dessert plate is not scalloped.
My next cup is Mitterteich of Bavaria, Germany. Love the legs and the Art Deco design it has.
As promised last week, I am showing you more Shamrock designs. This set is another Belleek. I love the basket weave design it has. I have had these forever, my husband, Kelly, purchased the tea pot for me maybe 20 years ago. The rest I purchased here and there. Somehow, I always remember who gave me a gift, anything else I just plain forget. Anyway, this tea pot is special to me. Fond memories!
Well, I better stop for today. You know what to do with Mr. Linky. Please make sure that your post have something to do with tea cups. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha