Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Teacup Tuesday

Just then the door opened and Deborah returned, bearing a tray that must have weighed an hundredweight, loaded with bread and butter and small cakes and sandwiches and pots of tea and little dishes of jam.  It looked hearty and comforting like a nursery tea, and I would have been thoroughly pleased had Deborah not interrupted her mother just when she had seen fit to drop such an interesting titbit into conversation.     - from Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn

 

It seems that all my teacups have now made an appearance on Teacup Tuesday posts.  There hasn’t been time lately to comb thrift and antique stores to find any new ones.  Traveling three or four days a week to watch my sweet grandbaby really cuts down on available computer time.  Perhaps you won’t mind if I show some of my cups again – this time filled with tea.

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This bone china cup is made in England by Windsor.  It was a birthday gift from my friend Angela at Tea With Friends.

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This black and white teacup is from the Spode Blue Room Collection in the Geranium pattern.  This collection also has some beautiful pieces in blue and yellow, which is a favorite color combination of mine. 

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This pretty cup is made in England bone china from Royal Albert.  It is the Moss Rose pattern.  I’m not sure what kind of tea is in the cup, but for some reason it makes me want a nice cup of Dragon Eye oolong.

To see lots of wonderful Teacup Tuesday posts please visit Terri and Martha at their beautiful blogs.

 

13 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely post and lovely teacups! Glad I have a cup of tea at my side! Congratulations on a new grandbaby! A priority indeed!
Ruth

Heirlooms For You said...

I am new so your teacups are new to me. They are so pretty. Thank you for sharing. Carol

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I love seeing the teacups filled with tea (especially when one of them came from me, ha)!

my cup of tea said...

So pretty! All worth seeing over and over! Thank you for sharing your treasures with us!
~Donna~

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Lovely tea cups! I never tire of seeing beautiful tea cups!!

Warmly,
Debbie

Terri said...

All of your cups are lovely, and I don't mind a bit that you shared them before. In fact, one of my cups today I shared way back when. It just seemed like a Valentine cup to me.
I do love the moss rose pattern! I just found a cup like it that has the month June written on the inside.
Thank you so much for taking the time from your busy week to meet with us.
Hugs,
Terri

Linda J. said...

My favorites are floral pattern teacups and these are beautiful!

Jo said...

I always drank my tea (jasmine) from a mug until recently then I switched to a cup and saucer and I must say it is much nicer and classier!!!. But what is funny-my 18 year old son is a tea lover and he also drinks from a teacup and saucer!

KathyB. said...

You know, there are only so many teacups I can store, and I truly believe teacups are meant to be filled with tea to be shared with friends and family. I am happy to see your teacups filled with tea and read you are choosing to spend time with your grand-baby, some of my favorite pastimes too.

I enjoy seeing on blogs posts about HOW the teacups are used to serve, entertain, and comfort people.and give just plain old joy and satisfaction. Vast collections cannot do this, but the heart and soul of the teacup owners can. Lovely post and teacups.

Marilyn said...

I particularly like the black and white one as it is so unique to what we usually see. Thanks for sharing again.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I do not mind re-runs. I love tea cups and to be honest, I forget all the ones I have seen so it is so much fun to see them again. Please keep being part of the party we need to see your posts. Blessings, Martha

Carol said...

You have beautiful teacups and each is so different in design. Being new to tea blogs, I'm greatly enjoying seeing everyone beauties.
You have a wonderful blog and I look forward to seeing your teacups and posts. Thank you for sharing!
Thinking spring flowers , Carol

♥ Miss Tea said...

how lovely!! especially the moss rose by royal albert but I love all of your teacups, thanks for sharing and the wonderful story, i'm like you, i havent a big collection of teacups and so I do post it again and again but that's okay coz doing that mean that we love our tea!! :) Thanks for dropping by my blog!

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