Sunday, August 28, 2011
COLLECTING TEA CUPS ON A BUDGET!
Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 77. Hope you have had a great week. I am still struggling with my back, however, my spirit is in a much better place than last week. Thanks for all your sweet comments and your prayers. It helped a lot. You always are so kind and have an ear to hear me. I know a lot of you had a some terrible weather and I am sorry. We all seem to be on the receiving end of some serious news lately. I am so glad God is in charge. It would be so scary if we did not have His assurance.
It has been so hot here, I hate leaving my home. I did manage to go to an Estate Sale this weekend. I picked up two beautiful teacups, so I am glad I went. This first cup is one of my newly purchased and my new favorite! It is so beautiful. It has the feel of a Belleek. The cup is unsigned. It is so very thin and it takes on the color of whatever it is near. The flowers are enamel and of course, look at all the gold gilding. I love, that part about it the most. It cost me $7. Just amazing. The pictures do not do it justice.
Cup number 2 is also a new cup. It is all hand painted with beautiful violet flowers. It is also a $7 cup. I know I said I was not going to buy any more, but I just had to make an exception with these two. I have been selling cups so I do get a few points for that! There were so many beautiful cups there, it was just too hard not to come home with a couple.
This next cup is a Mitterteich, Bavaria, Germany. You know how much I love ladies. So when this portrait cup came out of the china cabinet, I just had to share it with you. All the gold is hand painted and it looks like the Transferware has hand painted details that were added. It is a demitasse cup.
This next cup is also a Bavarian. It is completely hand painted with pretty pink roses. It is a demitasse cup. I love how the handle has a stem color.
The last cup is vintage California Pottery. I have had this cup for years. I love the scallop shape of the saucer and the cup. It too, looks hand painted.
Here is Mr. Linky. I want to thank you for making this Party so much fun. We have had several new ladies join us lately. Last week was one of our largest party's. I hope to show you Baby Shower pictures next week. I am almost ready! Don't forget to visit the fabulous Terri. Her site is always amazing.