Sunday, July 31, 2011
CELEBRATING FAMILY & TEA CUPS
Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday, No. 73! Hope you all had a wonderful week and looking forward to sharing all your beautiful tea cups. My week was non-stop, ending with a visit to the San Diego Zoo with the Grandchildren. I am exhausted, but it was worth it just to see their happy faces. Both children got their face painted, which was the highlight of the Zoo trip for them. It was the first time in years that our entire grow up children were able to vacation together. I was so happy that we could do that. The last picture on this post is of my three grown children.
This week I am sharing tea cups I have not shown you before, I think! Like I said, I am getting ready for a rather large tea party for my daughter. Every table is going to be a different color so I am looking at my whole tea cup collection. I have tea cups I have forgotten about, so it has been fun to do this. The first cup I am going to show you is a green depression glass. I love the shape of the cup and the delicate design on the glass.
The second cup is Old Ivory, Syracuse China, the "Coralbel Pattern." It has a real 50's look. It is trimmed in platinum and is American made. Older American made tea cups were commonly trimmed in platinum.
My next tea cup is a vintage Coalport, Bouillon Soup Cup & Saucer. The pattern name is "Indian Tree". It has a scallop edges, although because of the pattern it is hard to see. Very Old World looking. I have this in a regular tea cup, but I just love the way this Bouillon Cup looks.
This last cup is a Royal Worcester, the Blind Earl, raised design cup and saucer. The colors on this cup are amazing. Just look at the saucer! I wish I had more, but they are so expensive. I can't remember when or where I purchased this. This cup is one of my favorites of all time.
Did I ever tell you I collect vintage, hand painted, Tole Trays? Well I do, I have them all over the house. Here are a few I have gathered for you to look at.
Here is Mr. Linky. Please visit Terri to see what she has brought back for her wonderful vacation. I am excited to see her treasures.
As promised, a picture of all my children. Thank you so much for your faithfulness to this party. Each week is more wonderful than the last. Please don't forget to take a peek at my website. A preview is on the slide show at the top of the blog.
They are so beautiful, inside and out! Have a great week. Hugs, Martha