Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Teacup Tuesday August 17 2010.
Happy Teacup Tuesday!
Once again, I am joining Martha at
and Terri at
for their weekly show of teacups.
I am also joining Wanda Lee for 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'! at
for the first time.
This is a demitasse tea/cocoa cup and saucer made by Nippon. It is very delicate, thin and light weight.
It has an ornate handle, moriage, gilding and handpainted roses.
The roses are deep rose and pink in colour with green leaves.
The gilding is scrolly and frilly and makes it look like a party dress!!
I do not know whether it is old or reproduction, but it has the feel as if it is old.
I love the delicate roses.
My daughter, Alyx, gave me this next cup and saucer last year for Christmas.
It is quite beautiful as well. The main colour is a warm and sunny yellow, accented with the white bone china showing through and highlighted with more frilly, scrolly gilding.
In the centre of the teacup and the saucer is a gorgeous pink rose and rosebud.
This set is made by Royal Grafton from England. I do not know how old it is.
The cup has one plain gold band encircling the middle and the pedestal is painted gold.
Hmmm....just looking at this cup and saucer makes me crave a cup of hot tea even though it is nearly 30 degrees outside!!!
I hope you have enjoyed viewing these two teacups today.
I am heading back out to continue the purge from the garage!! Hubby and son will be moving furniture out so I can see what there is, what will go to the dump, what will stay and what will go to thrift stores. I'll post about this project later this week.
Warm hugs, Laura