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


  1. Hi Laura :) What a lovely cup your daughter gave you for christmas; the rose is beautiful, and I really like the yellow coloring :) But I must say, I am truly loving that sweet Chocolate cup!! There is just something about those Vintage cups that I love :) And the roses on this one are so sweet. Thanks for sharing these lovely cups with us; I do so love visiting with you :)

    Happy Tea Tuesday!!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  2. Your demitasse cup is so pretty with those pink roses and green leaves. The gilding is gorgeous as well.
    Your sunny yellow rose cup is beautiful. What a stunning pattern and color combination. Royal Grafton makes some fine china tea cups.
    Thank you so much for joining in today.

  3. Oh, both cups are gorgeous. I LOVE the shape of the demitasse cup. And the bright yellow gift from your daughter is SO lovely. Such a sunny, perky color, and that rose is SO pretty.

    What lovely additions to your teacup collection.

    Have a lovely evening,

  4. Gorgeous sweetie, love them both!!!! That yellow is breath taking, I do not think I have ever seen one like that in that color!!! What a wonderful daughter you have ;O)

  5. Hello Laura my fellow Canadian friend! I love both of your selections..so pretty! Take care.

  6. I especially like your yellow teacup and saucer~and I enjoyed reading your "about me", especially your recollection of your first auction sale. What color was the rancid lipstick, and did you Mom let you wear it?

  7. Hello Kathy!
    The lipstick was ripe tomato RED!! I cannot remember if Mom let me wear it, but I can still recall the nasty smell, so I probably did not wear it!!
    Thanks for dropping by!
    Hugs, Laura

  8. I can't decide which cup is more beautiful. I love the fabulous shape of the first one, but the yellow and gold in the second cup is gorgeous too. I so want to add a yellow cup to my collection. That is a pretty doily too.

  9. Hi Laura: Two amazing cups! I can't pick which one I like the best. They are both so unique and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing them and for your prayers. I have needed them badly. Blessings, Martha

  10. Hello Laura, I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Love your little tea cup post here and your patio on you Pink Saturday post is just adorable! Love your blog, I've joined as a follower!
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  11. Lovely Teacups-Thanks for sharing-Happy PS!