Jul 2, 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
Hi Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 120! Hope you are all experiencing a wonderful 4th of July holiday. I love this holiday! It is a great time to be with family and experience all the great barbeques that come with the gathering of loved ones. This will be my last Red, White & Blue theme post for this year. I must confess, I am feeling a little under the weather today. My mind is full of things I want to do, but I am having trouble getting moving. I just could not miss our party!
Here is the first cup I am sharing this week. It is a stunning Aynsley. You know how beautiful they are. I love the ear shaped handle of this cup. The colors are more of a bright slate blue on this one.
Did I ever tell you I collect shoes? Well, I do, and have them in all kinds of different shapes and styles. You will see them all over my home. (Just thought I would mention that!) My next cup is not really a cup, not really sure what it is. It could be a soup cup, however, it is so very old, the stamp dates to 1860, I am not sure if Limoges made soup cups like this way back when. I was told by the antique dealer that sold it to me, it was a sales men sample. I am not really sure how true that is. It is larger than most soup cups I have ever seen. The stamp reads C. Ahrenfeldt Limoges France Depose. It is 4" tall and 5 1/2" across. It is very beautiful, and one of my favorites. It has no crazing at all on it, which just amazes me.
The last cup this week is this vintage, Nippon, Hand painted cup and saucer. It is wafer thin. You can see the painters strokes on the cup, stunning. I think the cup stands beautiful all alone. I decorate the silver, vintage tea spoons with bling. Let me know if you would like one, I would be happy to make one for you in your favorite color.
Here is Mr. Linky for this week .
Please be sure to visit Terri, she is having a give away. I have always wanted to win one of her prizes, I have had no luck so far. Maybe you will be lucky, please let us know if you win! I will have a giveway next month. Good luck! Thank you to all faithful who are a part of this fun event every week. It would not be the same without you!
This last picture is of a vintage, pot metal, tiara I have for sale on Pretty Vintage Things. Stop by and take a peek when you get a chance.
Have a wonderful time celebrating our Nation's freedom! Hugs, Martha