Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday

A few months ago I stumbled onto Terri Gordon's blog and fell in love with her Tea Cup Tuesday posts. It is a weekly post hosted by Terri (different from the one mentioned above) and Martha. I believe the origin of the posts is Artful Affirmations and if not then it is a blog worthy of your perusal, such lovely things.

At the time I only owned one tea cup - given to my husband and me by a friend of ours before she moved away - so i didn 't fell right joining when it would only be one time.

Last week in my Marie Antoinette Mail Art group a wonderful swap came up, tea cups! Of course I joined and then went searching the web to see where the best places to buy were. I found this tea cup on etsy and couldn't help myself, I had to have it.

I know nothing about the value of a tea cup and very little about manufacturers. What I do know is that I love the shape and the colors of this one and that is what is important to me. After all beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Quite a bit of the gold is rubbed off and the only thing stamped on the bottom is "manufactured in Germany" which is very hard to make out. But like I said, I love it and am planning on using it instead of letting it collect dust. Now my only delima is Darjeeling or earl grey :)

Thanks for the wonderful weekly bit o tea, looking forward to participating again. I'm hoping that this is the start of a beautiful addiction.

I'm off to check out some of the other wonderful tea cups.


Janet Ghio said...

What a beautiful cup! I used to follow her Tea cup Tuesdays and always enjoyed looking at the cups. made me want some fancy tea cups!!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Oh - your teacup is so pretty! I always love peeking over at the tuesday tea cup treasures that bloggers share. Your's is so unique. Thanks for popping over to say hello on my blog! I don't use many of my tea cups because i worry about keeping them as heirlooms for my children someday. I have a few that i have purchased for tea parties that we've used from time to time, but most of my collection are just for eye candy! xoox

xinex said...

This tea cup set is stunning. I also love the shape and the colors. Great find!...Christine

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Caroline, Oh what a beautiful tea cup, I love the design and color, I have never seen one like it. It is beautiful. Thank you for visiting me today, I did not know you had a blog, now I am a follower. Thank you for the kind words. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Caroline: What a beautiful cup! I am so happy you joined Tea Cup Tuesday. Terri and I started this party together and have never looked back. We have met so many wonderful people and you are right, Terri is an exceptional person and worth getting to know. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Terri said...

Oh my Goodness Caroline! If Martha and I had a prize for most unusual and most stunning cup of the day...you would win! This cup is amazing. I love it.
Now that you have caught the Tea Cup Bug, there is no going back!
I am so glad you a joined in T.T. today. I hope to see your other cups too.
I am in the Tea Cup Swap at MAMA too. That is going to be fun!
Thank you so much for mentioning my blog. You are so kind! Martha and I began T.T. together. It has been over a year already since we began. We never knew we would find so many others who loved tea cups!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

seriously any tea taste better in beautiful teacup! love it!

ByLightOfMoon said...

You have an awesome blog, I adore tea cups also and your swap gifties are too wonderful!

I also love and adore LUCY!

Thanks for the invite to see your blog, I will be a follower for sure!

Smiles, Cyndi

debi said...

Caroline, you found such a beautiful cup! I love the pretty design, and the soft blue.

glitterangel said...

What an absolutely beautiful cup, a real treasure!

Kasia B said...

Beautiful this one!