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Monday, June 14, 2010

My 5th Teacup Tuesday

Hello Everyone,
Once again it is Teacup Tuesday, over at Martha‘s and Terri's. And since there was no holiday to get me confused on what day it us - I’m participating.

All of today’s teacups came from various auctions and my theme that ties them together is the color purple.

I bought this cup and saucer as one of a few in a collection that was being sold.
Violets signify humility, modesty and purple violets signify you occupy my thoughts.

I have always liked this set but never, ever paid much attention to the detail of it until today. Oh my, I never realized they were not a matched set. I’m bad, I need to be more vigilant at checking things like that out. In my defense this is one of the earlier cups I bought for crafting with - so I doubt I would have cared back then-it just needed to make a pretty bird feeder or whatever I had in mind at the time.

This next cup with its pale yellow background and pretty violets I picked up not too long ago.

Made in Japan- nothing special

This last cup was in a box of miscellaneous item I bought - don’t remember - what was in the box I wanted - but this cup and saucer were extras. It had it share of dings and dents - but I kept it because I liked the Wisteria on it and the fact it was from Austria. Wisteria - signifies welcoming a new person into your life.

While cleaning up from my Mad Hatter Tea Party last weekend - it’s poor saucer hit the ground and was broken beyond repair. so now I have an orphan cup.

Thank you for coming by to visit. See you soon on your blog.



Anonymous said...

Again, a beautiful collection. Sorry about the saucer getting broke. Thanx for sharing...

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi :) Very lovely teacups you've shared with us today. Wishing you a Happy Teacup Tuesday!

Warmest, Brenda

Barbara said...

Lovely tea cups.

paperbutterfly said...

Very special teacups. Love the significance of each flower. Thank you.
I hope the orphaned teacup finds a new purpose on its own. Too pretty not to use it.
We look forward to you joining us again soon.
Have a great week.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Penny,
Thanks for stopping by for tea. Wonderful teacups you've shared! They're all lovely but of course, I love the violets. I would love to have you join me for my Tea Time party too anytime. You have a very pretty blog; love the background! Have a lovely day.


Princesa Nadie said...

Thank you,yours are really pretty .I love violets

GrannySue said...

What precious tea cups. Thank you for sharing them. I can't decide which one I like the best!!

Brian said...

I promise, it wasn't me that broke the saucer!

Dawn said...

Gosh what lovely colours, I have a thought that I may like to make a bird feeder with an old TC&S such as lovely idea. I love them all but I think the first is my fave loving that colour

Love DAwn xx

Terri said...

Thank you for sharing your lovelies with us today. All your cups are so pretty, too bad about the broken one, but that is o.k. We are all special, even if we are broken : )
I bought a cup the other day that did not have a plate, it was so pretty, and I will find a saucer without a cup to pair it with and then they will both feel complete.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a great tea post for today!!
I really think the last one you showed us is a beauty!!


Kiki said...

Beautiful cups..yay..magical! I love the wisteria is super charming! fabulous!

Snap said...

Beautiful cups ... I enjoy mismatching ... fun to see what you come up with! Have a wonderful week.

xinex said...

I am so sorry you broke the saucer of that beautiful tea cup. All your teacups are so pretty and I love the colors too....Christine

Ginger said...

Ohhhh your poor saucer, maybe you can make a mosaic with it. I have seen birdhouses done with broken pieces of china. Just love your lavender cups and saucers. Genghis Khat, what a darling name for your kitty. Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Penny, so pretty! I had purple today too in my teacup. Must be a theme. ;-)

A Hopeful Heart said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. The welcome I have received from all you lovely gals has been wonderful. Of course, since hospitality is the spirit of a tea party, I shouldn't be surprised.

I must tell you, I love your template. It was one I was almost going to use, but then, I changed my mind. I must have flipped between 2 templates five times before making up my mind.

I love the wisteria teacup...and I love what wisteria means. Very appropriate as we "meet" so many new tea-friends on these teatime Tuesdays.

Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hi Penny,
Your teacups are lovely, no matter if the cup and saucer don't match. Thanks for the primer on the meaning of flowers. That was enlightening!

BECKY said...

Hi Penny! Ooooh, I love your tea cups! I haven't participated in Tea Cup Tuesday very long, and one of them was also a gorgeous purple floral set! Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

Appleshoe said...

Hello Penny- Your teacups are all so lovely. I'm sorry to hear the saucer broke. The cup is lovely on it's own or you can check out if you want to try and find a replacement saucer. Take care.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Looks like your teacup tuesday has taken off - you have shared a great collection over the past few weeks! I hope you saw that you were a WINNER in the postcard with a message challenge!!! Prints are in the works at my printer - she does wait until I have several things to run so probably a couple weeks before you receive your WINNINGS!
cheers, dana

Beth said...

Penny, Your teacups are pretty. I especially like the one with wisteria on it. Also noticed Genghis Khat - he has pretty markings and looks a lot like my son's cat. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Hugs and blessings, Beth

parTea lady said...

Your teacups are lovely. Sorry about the broken saucer, but the cup would make a lovely candle or a planter. It is so pretty with the wisteria pattern.

KathyB. said...

Your smashed saucer actually made me a little sad. That was my favorite teacup & saucer out of the ones shown.

I too have often bought or found random teacups and saucers to use for craft purposes, and only recently began discovering just how much true art and beauty is involved in these little treasures.A lone teacup or mismatched set is still welcome in my cupboards and shelves, and I can see where you did not notice they were not matched.

Thank-you for having me over for your Tea time Tuesday~

Diann said...

Beautiful teacups today!Anything that has shades of purple in it really catches my eye! I have to say, that last teacup is just stunning!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What amazing tea cups. They are so beautiful and I love the meaning behind each one. I am sorry that you lost the saucer, I hate it when that happens. I am so glad you shared with me. Thank you so much for being a part of this wonderful party. It would not be the same without you. Blessings, Martha