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Monday, July 19, 2010

My 7th Teacup Tuesday

Good Morning Everyone,

Well here it is Tuesday and you know what that means. Yep! It's Teacup Tuesday. Once again I am participation in this wonderful event hosted by Martha and Terri.

Please forgive me for not signing off at the end of this post but for some reason I can't seem to be able to get print under the last picture.

This first cup I am showing you is actually is one of the cups - from my set of China. I purchased my China when I turned 16 and had my first paying job. I was working part time at SS Kressge making $2.00 an hour . Knowing I wanted pretty China I saved every penny I made - till I had enough to put this pretty Noritake set on Layaway - then I headed to Goldblats Department Store put my down payment in the sales girls hands and signed up for layaway and must have made payments for at least a year if not more before I could bring my treasure home. My family thought me a bit strange for investing in China before I was even engaged or had even been to college. But they dutifully stored it for me, out of harms way.

The pattern is Cheri and I purchased it in 1966.

This next set is a bargain purchase at a yard sale and more of a demitasse size and I fell in love with the roses on it. So I plopped down my 50 cents and walked away a happy camper
As you can see it was made in Japan.

This cup and saucer are also more of the demitasse size A small treasure from Lefteris, which I was told was a name used by Lefton China Co. for awhile. But I have been unable to find any real history about if that is true or not. If someone knows for sure - please let me know. I just loved the flowers and the lacey saucer.


Virginia said...

Love your teacups, they are all so pretty…..
Sweet Blessings,

Princesa Nadie said...

Thank you very much for comming to visit me.
I love Tuesdays as I pass all day watching lovely tea cupYours are really pretty

Anonymous said...

We've missed you guys!!! LOVE the last picture's saucer! Lovely ceramic lacey look! We all hope you all have been well and hopefully we're back on a more regular schedule!

xinex said...

It was so responsible of you to put that beauty on layaway at such a young age. It is very pretty and so are the other tea cups and saucers. Thank you so much for your thought and prayers for my classmate and her family....Christine

Jackie said...

Sometimes in the antique world, dealers won't even buy a teacup from China or Japan but I for one happen to love them. The color and patterns are vibrant. Lately I've seen many pretty ones in our local Goodwill for $5 for cup and saucer...I'm so tempted. Because you like frills and beauty come and see my shadowbox finds on my post today (if you find a minute free).
I owe you a letter and it's coming to your mailbox soon.
Warm summer hugs...

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi:) These are all such pretty teacups; I too like the saucer in the last one, with the lacey look to it, and love them all because they have sweet roses on them!

Happy "Tea" Tuesday to you!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

KathyB. said...

The lacy teacup looks so delicate and lovely. I completely understand saving up for china , every gal with sense knows a lady needs at least one good set of china! I too began collecting china and linens before I was engaged, or even graduated from high school. Stored it in my Hope Chest!

My china pattern is also Noritake.Thank-you for inviting me to your Teacup Tuesday and inspiring my little walk down memory lane!

KathyB. said...

I forgot to mention, I hope you get the answer to your question. There are so many "teacup & china wise" ladies out there looking at the teacups, surely someone must know!

Anonymous said...

You are one smart cookie for thinking ahead and buying your china. I had to wait 10 yrs into my marriage to get mine! And now, I never use it. drat.....

Great post and lovely teacups. Love the little tiny one!


Werna Gail said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, I looked back over some of your posts and to see the teacups I had missed...loved the one you got in a box of misc. and the one with the violets. Your cat is addorable, we have four, Iam a Leo, and was born in Illinois,lived there 33 years before moving to Florida. Nice to meet you. BE BLESSED

Snap said...

Love your china. How smart of you to save for what you wanted ... your hope chest! Your demitasse cups and saucers are lovely. I really like the lacy look. 50 cents was a steal!!!! Well done!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how lovely!!! It is delightful to visit your blog and thank you so much for coming to visit mine....Have a beautiful day!!!

Terri said...

Wow! your bought your china at 16! That is amazing. You did a great job too, it is lovely china.
Your other cups are beautiful. I don't know much about Lefton china though. Sorry. They are all so pretty.
Thank you so much for sharing them.

Kiki said...

Wonderful post..such a beautiful series of photos..super charming and lovely!

kimberly said...

Your collection is fantastic! Love the saucer that looks like lace.

Victorian1885 said...

Thank you for entering my giveaway today..good luck! Your tea cups today are so pretty!

The Tablescaper said...

Such wonderful treasures!One can never have too many teacups!

- The Tablescaper

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: As usual you have the most beautiful cups. I especially love the way you display them. I have learned a lot from you dear lady. Thank you for sharing your treasures once again with us. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What pretty and delicate teacups and saucer you showed us today! Just beautiful.

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