Nov 20, 2011
GIVING THANKS FOR FAMILY,FRIENDS & ITALIAN TEA CUPS!
Hello Ladies: Are we all ready for this week? I am so behind, but I know it will all get done. We will be able to sit down and give thanks for all our blessings. I know that for a lot of us, this has been a hard year. However, I thank God for a wonderful family who is all in good health. The other things always work themselves out. This is our 89th Tea Cup Tuesday! We are still having fun sharing those small, beautiful tea cups, that help us get a little peace each day.
This week I am sharing a group of Italian, hand painted cups, I recently found in my closet! I am putting them all on my website, but not without sharing them. Remember I told you I could not remember where or when, I got some of these cups? Well, the Italian cups I do remember. I worked as a Principal for a private school for about 25 years. When you work at a school you do collect a lot of things. I had a secretary who visited Italy every summer. She would bring me a new cup each year, from every region. (I guess each region has it's own speciality.) That is were I got this rather large, Italian collection.
This first cup is a large blue, white and yellow coffee cup. It is signed by E. Lorretta. I think it is beautiful. The fact is, I just can't continue to keep so many tea cups. These Italian cups are considered, Art Pottery. It is hard to say good bye to this beauty.
This next cup is a Deruta, Primavera Pattern, hand painted and signed, Espresso Cup & Saucer. I love the teal handle with the hand rest on the cup. The shape of the cup is wonderful. An exceptional piece of Italian Art Pottery.
This third cup is a beautiful, Majolica, Arabesco, Espresso Cup & Saucer in the Red color. The pieces are hand painted in the town of Deruta in Umbria. The saucer features a bird characteristic of the Arabesco pattern which originates from a Persian calligraphic pattern during the 17th century. This is an amazing piece of Italian Art Pottery.
Next week I will start to share some Christmas cups, so the other cups from this stash, you will have to look for on my website http://prettyvintagethings.com/. I want to tell you how thankful I am for my friends in Blogland. You are a blessing daily. I don't think I tell you enough. You laugh with me, some cry with me and most important you hear my heart. I thank God daily for the blessing He has given me, in you. Here is Mr. Linky. Please don't for get to visit our dear Terri, she is someone I am always grateful for!