Monday, April 9, 2012
ARTFUL DISPLAYS AND MORE TEA CUPS!
Hi Ladies! Hope you had a wonderful Easter Sunday. I was lucky to spent the Easter weekend with my Grandchildren. (I know I have other relatives that I love and spent time with also but, the Grandchildren, oh my!) We did the Easter Egg Hunt and spent the morning doing all kinds of special Easter crafts. All three of them looked so cute. I have perfect Grandchildren. Princess Maya is growing up so. Where does the time go? Sophia has teeth, she is only 6 months! I hold on to every minute I get to spend with them. God truly has given me 3 great treasures!
Well, for many of you, Easter Break has started! A great time to relax and maybe add to your Tea Cup Collections while you are out and about. Both enigmatic and charming, I believe our personal collections are an extension of who we are. Our collections are the finishing touches that truly make our house a home. I find that when I am acquiring objects of beauty, they rarely have anything to do with their use or even the price. The hunt is often just as thrilling as the purchase itself for me. So this Easter Break, go hunting! Did I ever tell you I collect perfume bottles? Here are a few of my rather large collection.
My home has undergone it's monthly, make over. All my Easter items are down and replace by beautiful violets and purples. Those are the color cups I will be sharing with you this month. This first tea cup is a Radford China, Made in England, Purple Violets. With a lovely white base with rims of gold gilt. It looks so pretty with purple violets and the super ribbed design. It is an amazing piece that looks like lace to me. I have it sitting on a matching egg cup. Did I ever tell you I collect egg cups? Well, I do. (Let's not talk about it!)
Don't you just love this tea pot? Love the Violets! It is an Old Foley by James Foley, Staffordshire, England.
Cup No. 2 is also a Violet tea cup. It has a gold crown mark and is also Made in England. This cup has a very elegant look to it.
Cup No. 3 is an unsigned beauty. Maybe made in Japan, not sure. It has a lovely Violet design. It almost looks like a vintage, fabric print. It has a cute pedestal base.
Ok, Ladies, here is Mr. Linky for this week. Terri and I both share a love for Tea Cups and always look forward to what you are going to share each week. This last picture is of four handpainted Royal Doulton, dessert plates I am offering on my webside Pretty Vintage Things. Thank you so much for shopping at my store. It is so appreciated! I have been asked to do a radio program on my collections. I am so excited. I will let you know more information as I learn.
Have a wonderful week. Remember all our blessings! Hugs, Martha