Monday, May 10, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday

Acchoooo! Achoo, aaaaachoooo! sniff, sniff......
I am glad for once that our Tea Cup Tuesday is virtual. Because I wouldn't want to give any of you the flu I have right now. So lucky us. We can visit anyways!

If I am feeling better in the morning I will add more pictures to this T.T. post for Cielo's Victorian Tea Party which began early today, but I was toooo icky to play. So you can visit all of us for T.T. through Mr. Linky below and you can click on the Victorian Tea Party button on my right to go see a whole list of others playing with Cielo.

I love this china I am showing you today. It has beautiful guiding, and it glows so beautifully in sunlight or candlelight, making it perfect for outside afternoon teas and indoors romantic candlelight teas.
This beautiful flower motif is inside the cups and in the center of all the plates.
On the back in gold stamp it says Liberty Gold, Made in USA, Warranted, 22-K gold, and then some have different numbers like 11 11 and 08. I have done some research but have not found the company name or year it was made. Please let me know if any of you out there know about this china's origins.

I can remember tea times throughout my life quite vividly. I remember the ladies tea at our church when I was a young woman. I love setting out all the tea cups and then lovingly washing them when the tea was over. Chatting with all the other mothers and wives was uplifting and encouraging.

Then there were the high teas that my Scottish friends shared with me. Four o'clock each day, tea and cakes! And not just any tea, fresh scones with homemade preserves and clotted cream!
And the company was so delightful. There were always plenty of stories to be told. I loved every minute of those visits.

I have been blessed to have shared tea with many friends through the years. I always loved those moments of a warm cup and a shared conversation.

Now, in our virtual world, we are sharing tea again. And even though we do not meet in person, our hearts meet. For there is no distance between hearts.

Thank you for coming by for tea today.
Hugs,
Terri

You can easily join in by filling in the two blank fields below on Mr. Linky.

33 comments:

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh! I love these patterns the most! They SO remind me of my great grandmother!!!!
Feel better soon!!!!

m ^..^

Martha's Favorites said...

Terri: Have I told you lately that you are amazing? Well, you are! Your tea cup is stunning and just look at our party how it is growing. I will continue to pray for you. Please do the same for me. Blessings, Martha

Denise@alloverroses said...

Terri,

I'm sorry you are not feeling well. I hope you feel better real soon. Your tea cups are so elegant. I too love the vintage style.

Denise

Natasha said...

Your tea cup is so pretty. I love any that have details and decorations on the inside of the cup.

I hope you feel better soon. Maybe some more tea will help! :)

Best wishes and take care,
Natasha.

PS Thanks for having me too!

xinex said...

Your tea cup and saucer set is so beautiful. The design is so intricate. I hope oyu feel better soon!...Christine

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Terri,
I'm so sorry you're under the weather. I'm sure a cup of tea will make you feel better.:) Thank you for hosting, sharing your beautiful teacup, and reminiscing with us!

Housewife Bliss said...

Just found you via 5 min for me, so happy I have, have linked to your tea party. Stunning tea cup!

Shelia said...

Oh, my what gorgeous dishes! The tea cup is exquisite! I've never seen such a beautiful pattern. Thank you for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Diane said...

Oh, Terri! I always forget about Teacup Tuesdays! I'll have to click on one of mine today and come back!

I hope you're feeling better. My daughter has what you have and has had it for almost 3 weeks. It's a nasty one. Take care - have some hot tea and honey in that pretty cup today.

Blessings,
Diane

Diane said...

Just did it, Terri! All linked up - for the first time! Enjoy your day!
Diane

Kiki said...

Hi Terri...oh my..I love love love these beauties! gorgeous golden charm! Very beautiful! yay!! thanks for sharing these! I hope you feel shiny and sparkly real soon!(hugs)
Have a fabulous day..and thanks for always leavinng a kind word!!
Kiki~

Crafters Window said...

Terri - you can always post a picture of the pattern on www.replacements.com and they will do some research for you to find the pattern and information out. I did that with some of my mother's china that was left to me and it was really helpful. Absolutely beautiful china too, that teacup is!

Primitive Seasons said...

Your china is gorgeous but I am blown away by the expression "there is no distance between hearts." So beautiful!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I do hope you are well soon. Your sweet tea tablescape is lovely.

Jan said...

Oh dear...the flu. I am sending you a big (virtual) HUG!

AND, that teacup is just beautiful. Very delicate. Your memories of tea parties past was so sweet....how lucky you were to be able to experience that!

It's so nice to see so many new faces on TEACUP TUESDAY! Growing with tea and friendship! You and Martha must be so proud.

Hugs,
Jan

CIELO said...

Hi... I have added an extra link to your blog for your tea meme... ;) Expect more visitors for tea!

Hugs

cielo

Terri Gordon said...

Oh Terri, what beautiful dishes, thank you for sharing, wow what a party today, so many places to visit. Thank you for doing this. I hope you are feeling better, I was so sorry to hear that you have the flu. Get lots of rest and I hope you have a better second half of your week. Hugs, Terri

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love this pattern, Terri! Wonderful details you have shared too. I hope you are feeling better soon and I bid you a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

LuLu Kellogg said...

How beautiful!

I hope you get better soon Terri!

LuLu♥

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Terri! I'm so sorry that you have the flu. I had it a few days ago and it did not last too long, so I hope that yours is short lived too. Thanks so much for letting me join your tea party today. I love tea. In fact I am having a cup right now. Your tea cup is so pretty and dainty! Feel better soon and thank you for being such a gracious hostess!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

jane maday said...

I love teacups! Thanks for starting Teacup Tuesday. I posted my favorite on my blog today.

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Hello! i do hope you're feeling better soon! the virtual tea time is pretty safe, so I'm in no rush to get out of here! lol

your cups are lovely. the fine gold detailed filagre is divine!

thanks for sharing! i love tea cup tuesdays and yes, i'm doing it today!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Oh Terri forget the teacup I want to taste that pie HA!! It looks yummy and so interest that its made of millet?? You must share that recipe!
Of course I DO LOVE your teacup choice today! It is equisitely gorgeous and perfect for having tea ~ especially when you are feeling a bit under the weather . . . I hope it is just a mild case of Spring Fever and you will be feeling chipper again soon.
Thank you for picking such a beauty to share!
Lynn

Msartist said...

I am glad you are feeling better. I am sending you a ((hug)). Your post is lovely, as are your teacups!
Hope your week picks up for you~
All my best, Theresa

GrannySue said...

That cup is just gorgeous. I think all of them are beautiful and thank you for sharing them. I hope you are feeling much better and continue to improve.

Jo said...

that tea cup is just gorgeous! I always enjoy stopping by for your tea cup tuesday, so many pretty things to see!

kimberly shaw said...

A very beautiful tea cup and a fun day joining so many others who all have gorgeous teacups to share. What a blessing you are. Glad to hear you are feel better, I think I'm going to need a cup of chamomile next as I'm beginning to feel under the weather as well.
Hugs, Kim

bj said...

Oh dear..I am so sorry to be so late getting here. I had my post up yesterday evening and THOUGHT I had linked with you...
well, I am leaving my tea post for Wed., too.

I am so so sorry you are ill. That flu sure makes you want to stay in bed ALL DAY LONG.
Your tea dishes are just delightful.
Take care...
xo bj

bunny said...

Gorgeous tea cup pattern...so royal and elegant. Thank you for hosting such a grand tea...feel better soon.

tootles,
bunny

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

THIS IS JUST SO DELIGHTFUL AND YUMMY ALSO!..,What pretty patterns and vignettes!~ Oh my!..,

Please do feel most welcome to pop by and also join in the fun with my 3oth,'Tuesday Tea For Two and also my 21st,'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee', blog tea party celebrations!.., There is even a little contest you may enjoy trying your hand at!..,

Thanks for co-hosting this delightful 'Teacup Tuesday' once again!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. I hope that you will start to feel better soon!
Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a breath-taking china pattern! Absolutely gorgeous! Hope you are feeling much better. laurie

J. Wecker Frisch said...

Hi Terri - I found your site via Diane this morning. I like your "Tea Cup Tuesday," although I'm still unsure of how it works, exactly. Your cup and saucer, as someone else mentioned, is stunning. I have some favorites too that I've collected over the years. Look forward to sharing them as I figure this out, lol.

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