Jun 5, 2011
SOFT SHADES OF RED, WHITE & BLUE TEA CUPS!
Hello Ladies: Once again, I want to welcome you to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 65. This week I was able to visit you and leave comments, so life is so much better. It was awful when I felt like we could not talk together. I am back to taking pictures of soft Red, White & Blue tea cups and teapots this week. My home is in transition to those colors. I unfortunately pinched my Sciatica (or what ever you do to make it hurt.) Not even sure how I did it, but have been home all weekend because of it. Just taking my muscle relaxers, so lights are on but no one is home.
I do have some fun tea pieces to show you today. Starting with the Lefton "America Rose" tea pot with a matching tea cup and saucer. I know I showed you this before, but it is one of my favorite patterns. It is not china really, but pottery, however, it is stunning.
My next cup is an Aynsley. I love the blue, cream and red colors on this and just look at the handle. I don't think I ever met an Aynsley I did not love. Can it be possible that my love of tea cups is growing? Oh, no! Let's not talk about it!
This next cup is a handmade, cobalt blue, cup from Italy. It is a demitasse cup. Just beautiful, don't you think?
This last cup I am sharing with you this week is Bavarian. It is Lusterware, very old and very sweet.
As I mentioned last week, I am giving this next tea cup away to celebrate my new website. It is a Mikasa. I purchase one for you and one for me. I have had a few ladies asked how to find it. All you have to do is press the button that reads "Pretty Vintage Things" at the top of my blog. Thank you!
Oh, before I forget, I have some sad news this week (well sad for me anyway.) My moment of glory, my 15 minutes of fame, my $500, was cut! My tea cups were cut from the TV show, "It's Worth What?" Unless NBC picks up the series, I lost my chance to be world famous, tragic! I was already building a brick wall to keep the paparazzi out. Not really, I am ok about it, it was fun having NBC here at my home. Fame, it goes so quickly, sometimes it never even arrives! :)
Here is Mr. Linky, thanks to the Terri, the sweetest lady you could ever have as a friend. Please visit her this week.
Have I ever told you I collect Fenton? Well you guessed it, I do. That top blue bowl is a Fenton in the Button & Bows pattern. Remember the drawing closes for the cup on June 22, 2011. Let me know if you want to be a part of it. This last picture is a vase that is going on my website tonight. Maybe you would like to take a peek? Lots of hugs, Martha