Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Teacup Tuesday September 14, 2010 Grafton Willow
Happy Teacup Tuesday Everyone!!!
Blessings to all and especially to Martha and Terri who are the two sweet ladies who host this gathering of friends and collectors each week.
A few days ago when everyone was busy getting ready for the day, we heard a bit of a "crash" and what sounded like glass breaking. GASP!!! Who broke what!!???? BUT!....no one had dropped anything! Very strange happenings indeed!!
This morning as I came into my livingroom the sun was streaming in the big bay window and I noticed that something was askew! The wooded diamond grate for one of the windows flanking the firepalce had fallen out! OMG!!! That's what fell! I was afarid to see what was broken.
The grate had fallen against my Wedgwood jasperware lamp (ugh!!!) NOT broken!! and two glass shades had been knocked all....the...way....down....to....the....floor......BUT!!!! neither one were broken either! PHEW!! So I put things back together, said good morning to Mom and Dad in my favorite picture of them from the summer of 2006 and decided to feature Dad's blue willow teacup for today.
Dad received this cup and saucer one year as a thankyou from some friends of my Mom's for taking her and them to a number of Master Gardener's meetings. He always treasured it and gave it to me when he sold the homestead.
I love the bright medium blue colour. It is so fresh looking.
Beside it I have an antique "Think of me" teacup.
And in behind that is an antique mustache teacup with pretty roses on it.
Here is the stamp on the bottom of the willow teacup. It is "Grafton" before it was "Royal Grafton". I love the colour of this blue willow so much that I have started collecting it and have amassed a goodly amount over a few short years.
Geesh!!!! I gotta go and drive my daughter to work.
Have an exquisite day!!!
Love and hugs, Laura