Monday, April 16, 2012
THE COLOR PURPLE!
Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 109. I am running so late this week. It is almost 9 pm and I am just thinking about the post now. My daughter had surgery today and thank God, everything is fine. I was up at 3:00 am this morning praying for her. A mother never stops worrying about her children no matter how old they get. They are always our little girls. You would be so proud of me, I am exercising. First time in my life, mind you! I have a friend who is a trainer and she is working with me. I had not said anything, because I thought I would have quit already but, I am liking it. I am not very good but it is a start. I know this was from God, because I would have never done it on my own. She asked me! Even my fingers are sore.
I am going to be sharing more purple cups this week. I think they are so sweet looking. I am also sharing some of my "Color Purple" Decor for this month. Did I ever tell you I collect Fenton? Well, you guessed it, I do. These are two very large vases along with a very small one.
This first tea cup is a Royal Albert. The pattern name is "Sweet Violet". I believe it is ca. 1970. It has a beautiful wavy design to it and a delicate handle. Just perfect for an afternoon cup of tea.
Cup number 2 is a demitasse cup. It is a numbered, vintage, Lenox. I just love the look of this cup. Really the pictures do not do it justice. This cup I believe is circa 1920. It is in perfect condition and just stunning. I have no idea if it came with a saucer. When I purchased it, years ago, it was alone. Isn't it beautiful?
My third cup this week is Staffordshire, England, Royale Garden, Chintz Collection. This cup features a beautiful pale yellow background, very different for Chintz.
This last cup is also a Royal Albert, England. This cup has a very old look to it. Very elegant. The Tea Pot along side it is a double cup Sadler.
Here is Mr. Linky for this week. Both Terri and I thank you for your faithfulness to this Tea Party. We both love to drool over the tea cups. I have put some new tea cups on my website Pretty Vintage Things. Stop by and take a peek! Hugs, Martha