Sunday, October 9, 2011
PRAISE THE LORD! We have a new member of the family. Sophia Lola finally arrived. Mom, Dad, Noah and Grandma are all doing well! Delighted to have a baby in the family! Isn't she lovely?
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 83! It has been very hard for me to keep my focus this week. I feel like life has just moved so fast in one week. I saw my Grandson go from an only child to a big brother. My little girl, having her own little girl and my oldest daughter taking complete charge of the whole family support system. While my job was to care for the two Grandchildren. It is amazing to see your family all grown up.
I have some beautiful cups to share with you today. Starting with this Paragon. A stunning all beige cup with brown roses. I think this is something that only Paragon could make so beautiful.
Cup No. 2 is a Haviland, Limoges from France. You know how much I love Limoges. Although I am not a big fan of these autumn colors, this is beautiful.
I am always sharing about the great prices I paid for tea cups. Well this one is an exception. It is a Haviland, Limoges and I purchased it on Ebay about 15 years ago. I never, ever buy cups on Ebay, unless I am sure of what they are going to look like. I have to know the pattern is the right one. I have also told you that I have a $10 rule for cups, on rare occasions I have paid up to $20, but it is very rare.
When I saw this demitasse cup on Ebay, it was about to end and I was the sole bidder. Then the unthinkable happened, someone else bid against me. One bid lead to another and you guessed it, I got swept up in the auction. I think I paid $45 dollars for this cup. It was the very first orange cup I had ever purchased. The seller had this cup pictured so beautifully. (A good lesson for all you Ebay sellers.) The cup is Lusterware. I have never seen another Lusterware design in Haviland, Limoges. When the cup and saucer arrived, the Lusterware was worn in many places. Although I do think the cup is cute. I learn a very hard lesson.
The last cup is this cute pheasant cup by a K.M. Gould Co. of California. It is a cute little demitasse cup with great autumn colors. A dear lady who has long gone to be with the Lord gave this to me.
Believe it or not I am still pulling things out for Halloween. Today I found a box filled with vintage Carnival Glass. I had forgotten how much I had. It is like Christmas here today for me. I have decided to sell some of the Carnival Glass on my website http://prettyvintagethings.com/. So, if you love the Carnival check out my website. I should have plenty up by the end of the week.
Here is Mr. Linky for this week. We are hoping to have 50 ladies join us this week. We almost made it last week. Terri and I are looking forward to visiting you. Oh, that reminds me, I am having trouble leaving a comment with some of your blogs. The comment just disappears. Does any one know how to fix this? It is making me crazy! I don't need the help.
One last thing, can you stop by Shabby Lanes Shops and vote for me? They are having a Pumpkin Decorating Contest. I want to win and I need your vote! Thank you!
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