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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Back to Blogging on Teacup Tuesday

Good morning everyone,

Welcome. It’s a cold crisp morning here in my part of the Midwest. The hot coffee is not only eye opening; but also serves as a personal hand warmer.
I really hate to put the heat on till - Mother Nature decides that she is done alternating between balmy and burrry; but I just might have to break down and turn that thermometer to warm.

Presently I am kind of working through a bit of writers block. It seems that the longer one stays away from the blog - the harder it is to come back. Oh I know I’m not as serious a blogger as most - it has something to do with a small portion of my brain that says; if I have to do something everyday, it is work not play and I revolt - but I really do try.

I am once again participating in Teacup Tuesday and decided to show off two of my newer cups that I found at an auction during the past couple weeks.

Sir Knight had wanted to get me a teacup for my birthday way back in July - but I just never found one that I really liked - so we just passed on the idea.
Until two weeks ago when this cute teacup was sitting on the table waiting for its turn up to the auctioneers gavel. It was love at first sight. I was smitten with the floral design that wrapped around the inside and outside of the cup and the fact it said Happy Birthday made it just a little bit fun as well as functional.

The markings say: Tuscan, Fine English Bone China, Made in England. There is also a crown with two wings incorporated into the mark - but I am not sure what Maker that mark represents. And since we were unplugged from computer during our staycation - I must admit I really did not research it in time for this post. Sorry about that - but it is pretty to look at even if I don’t know who made it.

My next cup is also a recent acquisition from an auction. Once more I admit - it was love as soon as I set my eyes on that pretty pink border - and I knew it had to be mine as I admired the three little scenes depicted on the cup and the saucer.. I really can’t say if the scenes are Renaissance or Victorian from their costuming - yet it didn’t’ matter as I am a huge fan of both time periods in History.

This little gem is a hand painted Lefton China piece.

That America’s love of tea was so great that in 1674, When New Amsterdam Became New York under the British rule, the colony drank more tea than all of England.

“While there’s tea, there’s hope.” . . . Sir Arthur Pinero

Thank you for visiting and we hope you all have a great day.



Marie said...

Hi Penny - Love your recent acquisition. Love that pink and white victorian look. Very nostalgic.

Happy Tea Tuesday! BTW, I'm having a gift raffle, hope you can join.

Brian said...

The new on is beautiful and quite elegant!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, what wonderful little teacups, Penny! Love the pink and white one. Thanks for sharing and Happy Tea Tuesday.


Snap said...

Lovely treasures you found at the auctions. Well done! Happy Tea Day!

xinex said...

Your tea cups are stunning, love the courting scenes....Christine

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

that's a beautiful set Pellie.

I posted your ATC on my blog, when you get a chance, come look.

David & Kelsie's Country Home said...

Hi Penny,
I can see why you fell in love with both cup at first sight, they are lovely.

Thank you for stopping by and joining me and my toys for tea this week.


Gee said...

Hi penny,

Thanks for stopping by. Yr teacups are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing.

Terri said...

Both of your cups are quite lovely! And both companies that made them are really good companies. I don't know what the Tuscan emblem means either.

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there Penny,

I just love your newest teacup additions to your collections of tea ware!

I love any teacup with pink, especially a more intense shade of pink!.. They are both lovely!

Thanks so much for sharing your treasures with us!..,

You are also most warmly welcome to pop by for a tea visit in my little corner of, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'!

..,(This week has marked my 53rd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', blog teaparty, my 44th, 'Wednesday Tea For You And You And Me')..,

~ Also with dear Pam, (of );she and I have celebrated our 25th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'..,


~ I guess you could truly say; 'I love Afternoon Tea' and most of all sharing the experience with my fellow bloggers!

Have a marvelous week!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

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KathyB. said...

Both of your teacups are beautiful! Of course the "Happy Birthday" teacup was waiting for you all along.

I was admiring your cards in the next post too, so creative and what fun. Now I am inspired to get going on the cards I have started.

Lisa West said...

Thank you for sharing that wonderful fact from history and the quote. It's always nice to be reminded of our roots and entity of our culture. Blessings, Lisa

Concetta said...

Dear Penny,
Thank you so much for stopping by Concetta's Cafe to have tea this week. I love your new teacups - they are so beautiful - what a lovely find! I am so glad you shared them with all of us!
<>< Concetta

Jacoba said...

Very pretty teacups, I love the first one in particular.
Now, would Peter Stuyvesant have taken so much tea to new Amsterdam?!
Happy day,
Jacoba, from Amsterdam ;-)