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Monday, May 24, 2010

Teacup Tuesday

Hello Everyone,
Hope you are all having a wonderful day. Welcome to my 3rd Teacup Tuesday.

Like I said earlier I never thought I'd have a teacup collection. This first cup is one I bought at an auction and the paint is slightly worn and there were a few small hairline cracks in it. So I turned it into a very pretty Victorian style centerpiece with ribbons and roses. After ten years of using it as such, the glue I used to hold the cup to saucer just let go - so I cleaned out the flowers and the styrofoam and was going to make a bird feeder for my yard. When Sir Knight read that hot milk will make those small hairline crack unnoticeable. So I cleaned it up real good to remove all the tea stains and then did the milk thing and though its not perfect it is good enough to show off in my now growing collection
I love the blues, yellows and gold mixed with the pinks.

It is Old Royal China, England. The company established in 1848, but I'm not sure how old this particular cup is
My second cup is actually part of a snack set which I bought at an auction. I have 4 cups but only one plate. Last summer while out to a flea market - I found a bowl in the same pattern - so, of course I had to bring it home with me.

The bottom reads Bouquet by Shafford 9150.

Here again I like the blues and lavenders and how they make make those pink roses pop.

Well that's it for today. Thank you for coming by. Have a great time visiting all the other teacup collectors.



Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Okay - I am sending you my English tea cups (well really sort of like mini mugs). They belong with a true tea cup person. They are from our friends in England and deserve more than sitting in my kitchen cupboard. Also, I do seriously want that feta & I can't remember what that you had on your tea party post.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

ps the recipe - I didn't really complete my sentence.

Brian said...

You sure do have a beautiful collection!

Anonymous said...

They are SOOO pretty! And mom still has YET to upload the pictures of our super groovy package! We think we need Donald Trump to come over and "Fire" her! MOL!!!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Beautiful and I just love the bling! Thank you so much for sharing. Sorry about the "linky" problem. I will do better next week. Blessings, Martha

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Beautiful tea cups and saucers!!

So delicate and dainty and I love the colors !!


bunny said...

Loving the colors of your tea cups and the milk thingy is an added bonus. Beautiful with the bling. Penny, have a wonderful day!


ps. lovin' the kittie cat too!

Msartist said...

Penny, Lovely cups and you can't help but love the cat pictures below!! ~Wonderful days to you, Theresa

KathyB. said...

I love the blue in the tea cups too~ very nice and I did not know that about the milk! Thanks~