May 26, 2014


Hello Ladies:  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 223!  Hope you are had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, filled with family and friends.  My weekend has been full, but I love that! I did manage to go to an estate sale which was fun.  I will show you the pictures, next week.  This week I want to share with you some of my Mustache Cup collection.  There is an old English Proverb that reads: " A man without a mustache is like a cup of tea without sugar." 

 My husband purchased my first Mustache cup in 1989.  I had never seen anything like that before. I thought the cup was very unique.  I later learned that everyone made these cups.  Although hard to find, a good antique house will always have one.  One of the things I find most interesting about these cups are the designs.  This one is, by R.S. Prussia, Since that country not longer exists, the beautiful china they produced has become highly collectible and very valuable. Notice the rose design on this cup.  I don't know about your house but roses would not be the husband's first choose for a cup.  These cups were a must have for every gentlemen. 

Mustache cups with mottoes were quite the fad in the late nineteen century. One common example was the "Father Cup."  A cup with a motto on it does not really increase your cup's value,  I just think they are much more fun to collect.  This "Father's Cup" was made in Bavaria. Think about how fun it would be to give as a gift!

Take a look at the very ornate, pink cup.  It is very dainty bone china, and so very pink.  What I have learned is that every gentlemen had the china maker, who would customize their cup to fit their mustache. That makes this cup all the more interesting.  It is quite beautiful.  It is German and is marked 6661/2, interesting!   The cup is very ornate.

As you can see I have several in my collection and also have some in boutique to sell.  (As I said before, I am thinning out my collection.!) 

Here is a picture of Sophia at ballet, while Noah is taking a Starbucks break (apple juice), but he love to tell me it's coffee.  Thanks for stopping by. 

Hugs, Martha


Anonymous said...

Dainty tea cups and moustachioed men do seem somewhat incongruous! The ones you have shown us are very pretty. Interesting that the modern disposable cup, as modelled so well by Noah, solves the problem, and can be used by all.
Sophie looks absolutely adorable.

doodles n daydreams said...

Aren't those cups so ornate for the gentlemen? But I suppose they matched the rest of the ladies tea sets, quite wonderful really. I can't imagine my husband with such a dainty cup. Thanks for sharing them.
Once again, great pics of Noah and Sophie being kids :)


Unknown said...

Hello from Spain: I like your collection Mustache Cup. Sophia and Noah are adorable. Nice pictures. Keep in touch

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha....Imagine the ingenuity of creating a mustache cup! I had never known about them before I met you. So unique (both you and the cups!)

Love photos of the adorable grandchildren.

Hope your week is delightful, Martha. Susan

Beth in NEPA said...

I have never owned a mustache though I have seen a few. You have quite the collection. I suppose in the era when these cups were made it wasn't unusual for gentlemen to drink from such ornate cups.
Nowadays just give them a starbucks paper cup.... sigh.......

Anonymous said...

Oh, Martha, I have so missed being a part of your Tuesday tea party. As I mentioned in a comment yesterday, I have begun a new blog---dedicated to beautiful, home-centered things---so I'll be joining you again. I've linked up today for the first time in a couple years.

I do not own any mustache cups. In fact, I had never even seen one until about 6 years ago when I was browsing an antique mall. I know my husband prefers a sturdy mug for his coffee and tea; however, maybe that is just what society has conditioned men to want these days, because I vividly remember my grandfather drinking tea and coffee from delicate rose-adorned teacups. They were not mustache cups though...then again, he didn't have a mustache to worry about.

Anyhow, as always, the photos of the grands are delightful. What cute kiddos they are. And what a blessing that they live close and you are able to see them often.

Have a lovely day.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
You have a wonderful collection of mustache cups. My hubby has always had a mustache but I don't have a mustache cup for him. Somehow I don't think he would use it anyway. Your little ones are so cute. I'm glad you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend. Thank you for sharing and have a lovely day.


Denise said...

Wonderful collection and history of the Mustache cup. I wasn't aware that it was so popular way back when!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Martha. I love moustache cups! I have my British Victorian grandfathers's. Fun aren't they? Always something new. Great collection!

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha! Love all your mustache cups - I only have two and they are more masculine. I don't know why a fella would order up a dainty pink mustache cup for himself. Sorry to hear about Terri out of town - hope all is well. Thanks for hosting - even though you struggle with the mechanics of the whole affair.

Karen said...

Hi Martha,
Your mustache cups are delightful. It is hard to imagine a man drinking out of such a pretty pink cup. Sophia is a darling ballerina. Thank you for hosting tea time again today. Have a wonderful week! Karen

Bquiltin said...

Lovely post.... I too have begun to see the prettiest cups...but with a little lip inside. I asked and the shop owner's grandfather ran a barber shop turn of century... and she has photos and family moustache cups. I've begun to wonder if the cup enthusiast for upper class Caucaian men... and I'll research the upper class black and African American barber shops for info! So interesting.... again great post!

The Charm of Home said...

I will have to look for these Martha! How interesting. I know of one cup in a thrift store in town that looks like this and I thought it was a shaving mug. I will have to go and get a better look! Thanks for having us over.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a collection of mustache mugs you have, Martha. Aren't they beautiful? Thank you for hosting your party.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Martha,
I must laugh when I saw this very ornated mustache cups. It was my first thought that they are unusal feminine. Maybe some of the ladies had a mustache also? But they are all quite treasures. Thank you for sharing this great collection and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Deborah Montgomery said...

these make me laugh, esp. that very feminine pink one! but I guess they served a real purpose. thanks for sharing Martha, the grands are quite cute!

La Petite Gallery said...

beautiful children, That gold
Fathers day cup is awesome. yvonne

Dee said...

I would love to see someone with a mustache drink out of one :)

Unknown said...

15831meiqingcoach factorty outlet
polo ralph lauren
coach factory outlet
michael kors outlet
barbour coats
oakley sunglasses,oakley vault,prescription sunglasses,polarized sunglasses,aviator sunglasses,spy sunglasses,oakleys,oakley canada,cheap oakley sunglasses,oakley frogskins,oakley holbrook,cheap sunglasses,wayfarer sunglasses,oakley standard issue,fake oakleys,oakley glasses,,oakley prescription glasses,oakley goggles,sunglasses for men,oakley gascan,oakley store,oakleys sunglasses
michael kors outlet online
uggs outlet
michael kors outlet online
ghd hair straighteners
nfl jerseys
louis vuitton
coach outlet online
hollister clothing
adidas originals
louis vuitton outlet
oakley vault
louis vuitton outlet
toms outlet
michael kors outlet online
longchamp outlet
nike uk
michael kors
coach outlet store online
michael kors outlet online
oakley sunglasses wholesale
christian louboutin outlet
ray ban sunglasses
marc jacobs

Unknown said...

michael kors handbags,michael kors outlet,michael kors outlet online,michael kors,kors outlet,michael kors outlet online sale,michael kors handbags clearance,michael kors purses,,michael kors bags,michael kors shoes,michaelkors,cheap michael kors
canada goose outlet
hollister shirts
michael kors outlet store
ralph lauren sale
canada goose jackets
ugg boots outlet
oakley sunglasses wholesale
marc jacobs outlet
true religion jeans
oakley sunglasses cheap
true religion sale
michael kors uk outlet
mbt sneakers
hermes belt for men
ugg boots
polo ralph lauren outlet
ugg outlet
arizona cardinals
air jordan shoes
chanel handbags
cheap jordans
links of london uk

Unknown said...

louboutin outlet
louboutin outlet
louboutin shoes
louboutin shoes
christian louboutin sale
christian louboutin sale
louboutin shoes
louboutin shoes
coach outlet online
coach outlet online

1111141414 said...

adidas nmd
jordan shoes
nike huarache
nike zoom
yeezy boost
retro jordans
chrome hearts outlet
nike air zoom pegasus 32
nike roshe run
jordans for cheap

raybanoutlet001 said...

michael kors uk
ugg outlet
nike blazer
ralph lauren outlet
ugg boots
ugg outlet
ugg boots
fitflops sale
coach outlet
bengals jersey

raybanoutlet001 said...

coach factory outlet
ray ban sunglasses
ray ban sunglasses
omega watches sale
ralph lauren outlet
san francisco 49ers jerseys
skechers shoes
michael kors handbags
ferragamo outlet
christian louboutin sale

Unknown said...

led light up shoes
cheap jordans
golden goose
longchamp handbags
hermes bag
cheap jordan shoes
curry 3
birkin bag
vanvan cleef and arpels
nike air zoom structure 19

jeje said...

jordan 13
patriots jersey
chrome hearts online
irving shoes
tory burch shoes
nike dunk low
adidas gazelle
tom ford sunglasses
cheap jordans
adidas superstar UK

jeje said...

0821jejeair max 90 blanc nike Lorsque vous chaussure de course asics homme pas cher déguisez les vêtements que vous voulez porter à l'intérieur de la course et que vous commencez à air jordan 11 blanche et bleu courir, attendez une minute, ce n'est pas le moment de courir. chaussure nike femme presto fly Les chaussures réelles sont incroyablement attrayantes! Le revêtement de couleur jaune réel air jordan 5 camo créé associé à des tiges en nylon pourrait vous faire inhaler nike air force one homme solde très facilement ainsi que facilement. Des cultures uniques ont diverses méthodes de fonctionnement, soldes nike blazer low des méthodes de création de choix et une méthode de mesure de bons asics aaron pas cher homme résultats.

Joon said...

Jambeck, who wrote the study with a UGA doctoral candidate, Amy Brooks, is a rare scientist who is drawn to trash and the issues it creates. In a strange but true story, she fell in love with her husband at a landfill. In an interview with Knowable Magazine lastyear, she described becoming fascinated with landfills in graduate school..

Find out if your child can get any special services to help with learning.Developing and using a behavior planChildren with ADD/ADHD are capable of appropriate classroom mouse rat shirt behavior, but they need structure and clear expectations in order to keep their symptoms dance shirts in check. As a parent, you can help by developing a behavior plan for your child daddy shirt and sticking to it. Whatever type of behavior plan you put in place, create it in close collaboration with your child teacher and your child.Kids with attention deficit disorder respond best to specific goals and daily positive reinforcement as well as worthwhile rewards.