Monday, June 28, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday Beauty

Hello All, welcome to another Tea Cup Tuesday.

I am naming today's "Beauty" because I think the cup I am showing today is very beautiful. I only recently came to have this cup. This is a coffee-can style cup. The pink color is amazing. The gold details bring out the beauty of the flowers and colors. It is a generous size as well. I wish I had an idea who made it so I could guess at the date, but there are only a few tiny gold handwritten numbers that read, "1039".

I loved it when I saw it,
and even though it doesn't have a backstamp, I wanted to bring it home with me.


Unfortunately, by the time I arrived at home, it had a crack in it. It was probably already cracked and it just found the trip in the car too tiring. I know how it feels. So I was only a little disappointed. For some reason, when I find something that has a defect, I feel quite loving towards it. Sigmund Freud would have something to say about that!

Such a delicate pink color!


It reminds me of my doggie's veterinarian. He has a cat with a broken back. His back legs do not work at all and he manages to get around anyways.
My husband asked the vet about him and he said that he thought the cat was still having a good life, and that it sent a message to everyone who saw him that just because something is broken doesn't mean you throw it away.
My heart melted when I heard this. I know that I cannot compare a cup to a cat, but the sentiment still holds true.

Everything and everyone is valuable. No matter what.

I may not ever be able to drink from this cup,
but I can still drink in its beauty every time I look at it.

Thank you all for stopping by today. I am so glad you could come by. Please visit Martha as well, she has the most gorgeous tea cups I have ever seen.

If you would like us to come and see your tea cup, please make your post first, and then come back and sign up with Mr. Linky below. All you need to do is fill in the two blanks and you will automatically be signed up. I did have some trouble last week commenting on some of your sites. I am not sure if it was my computer or not. If it happens again I let you know. I visit everyone's Tea Cup Tuesday entry each week, just so you know, even if you don't see my post : )
Hugs to you all!
Terri

57 comments:

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: Mr Linky worked. Thank you! Your cup is so beautiful. We have the same taste in cups, I noticed. Great cat story! I will remember that. Remember you are loved. Martha

Princesa Nadie said...

Beautiful, sweet and delicate .It's color is lovely...
I love it!
You have a fantastic collection.
Kisses

GrannySue said...

Oh that cup is just incredible. What a pretty shade of pink and who great details.

xinex said...

You are so right about the beauty of that cup, Terri. I love the sweet adorable color and design, so dainty and delicate...Christine

Sherry said...

Oh, this cup is beautiful! That is the most gorgeous color of pink. Love it. I wouldn't have gotten rid of it either. Thank you for hosting.
Sherry

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Terri, oh my, I love that teacup, and I can see why you call it Beauty...it is Beautiful!! Gorgeous, in fact...and I love the color and the sweet roses too :)

Happy Teacup Tuesday!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Beth said...

Terri, your cup is just gorgeous! Love the color!
Beth

Creative Grammie said...

Hi Terri; What a beautiful cup! I love the color as well as the design. It is definitely a keeper!

Denise@alloverroses said...

Terri your cup is gorgeous. I loved reading your story. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful find!
Denise

Bookie said...

What a stunning beauty!

Snap said...

Lovely cup, Terri. The pink is amazing. Sometimes the imperfections make things even more precious. (Love the White Rabbit music!)

Createology said...

Beautiful teacup and saucer and more importantly a beautiful story to remind us that everything and everyone is important. I too love the "orphans". Happy sipping...

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, the lovely broken cup has a wonderful home! Maybe you could put a candle in it, or a cupcake! It is so lovely!

Appleshoe said...

Hello Terri- Your teacup is lovely even with a crack. Beautiful. I'm glad that it still brings you joy. I have several cracked and flawed dishes that I keep as my "special dishes". Take care.

paperbutterfly said...

This is one of the prettiest teacups ever. The colour is so delicate and your roses compliment its beauty.
Thank you for sharing the story and the lesson is so true.
Blessings, Pam

Charlie said...

Beauty indeed! I love the soft delicate pink. I feel the same way about defects. If it's old its going to have something wrong with it. lol! all the more reason to give it more love'n care and attention.
Your vet sounds awesome....poor kitty.

Holly Loves Art said...

This one is gorgeous! I have a very difficult time finding pink tea cups - especially ones that are as unique as this one.
Cheers,
Hollhy

Awishdream said...

Beautiful teacup Terri, the color is gorgeous! lucky you, you have such a wonderful collection!

Melanie :)

A Hopeful Heart said...

That really is a beautiful teacup, Terri. And I love the sentiment that you have. Just because something isn't perfect, it doesn't mean it's not beautiful or worth keeping.

Blessings,
Patti

Terri Gordon said...

Oh Terri, That is one of the most beautiful tea cups I have seen, I love the pale pink color and all the beautiful flowers on it. I have been looking for beautiful tea cups at antique stores and just cannot find really pretty ones. Yours is lovely. Well have a wonderful week and thanks for sharing. Hugs, Terri

parTea lady said...

That is a wonderful teacup. It is such a lovely pale pink and I really like the gold patterns.

Werna Gail said...

The cup and saucer are very pretty, and your vet sounds like a great guy. Yes, I think everything and everyone has a PURPOSE.
BE BLESSED :-)

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Terri that is just the loveliest cup I have seen in ages! The crack only places it in the realm of something truly well used and loved. I have always thought that the best thing that can be said of anything or anyone is that it was well used!
Tina xo

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there Terri,

This is just so precious and pignantly beautiful; (both the teacup and the touching story about the cat, and all things broken and yet very beautiful); with usefullness, dignity and grace, far beyond what some may see at first glance Terri!..,A great metaphor for life in general!

What a lovely color pink, and with the touches of gold and also the pretty floral motif, this is just such a pretty teacup and saucer!

Thanks for co-hosting yet another delightful Teacup Tuesday!

..,(I checked my email thoroughly Terri and although I do indeed have an email that I successfully recieved from you awhile back, I could not find any of your subsequent emails, even in my deleted and junk files)..,Sorry you are having difficulty in getting through!

You may also try another of my email addresses @

stay@blueforest.ca

Thanks for coming by to visit at my 37th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' today; it's always lovely to have you visit!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Kiki said...

Hi Terri...I LOVE it..i think it is absolutley beautiful..gorgeous!You always have such wonderful treasures to share! Yay..that was fun! And wow..what an amazing cat..remarkable! Hope you are having a lovely day..always a delight to visit you!
PS: I so enjoyed your posts from your trip..what a treat!
Kiki~

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your message today is so touching and inspirational. You are right about not throwing things of value (be they sentimental or otherwise) away just because they are broken. And this is a beautiful cup and saucer. You can really see the lovely pink color. Happy Tea Cup Tuesday to you.

Catherine said...

Well I think I messed up my first post so will try again, lol.

The tea cup is lovely and I am so glad it will have a home with you even with it's imperfection. Life is often imperfect, is it not?

have a wonderful day Terri,
Catherine

Dawn said...

More lush goodies I have to go back and have a closer look and a catch up

Love Dawn xx

Kathy said...

What a gorgeous, very feminine teacup! Thank for hosting such a lovely tea party!
Kathy

petitebroderie said...

Your teacup is very nice, I like pink colour, is my favorite colour!!! And the roses too!Kisses Esther

Diane said...

Terri, it IS lovely, crack and all. I too love things that are not perfect.
Blessings,
Diane

jane maday said...

Hi Terri,
I love the beautiful pink cup! Thanks for doing Teacup tuesdays!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Terri, your pink teacup is a beauty all right! I love the delicate shade and the gold really does make the colour even more appealing. Too beautiful to throw away for sure! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your nice comment. It's always a pleasure to visit you. Happy Tuesday!

Blessings,
Sandi

Linda said...

You have such beautiful cups Terri....I think my favourite is the rose you posted June 20th. And it looked so perfect next to the real version.
I have loved seeing your photos and descritions of France; so very evocative :-)
Hugs
Linda x

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Terri,this is so BEAUTIFUL.

Hugs Riet.xx

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Terri! LOVE this pretty tea cup!!!... and I like your vet too. He sounds good, and I can understand why you go to him!.. Enjoy your evening! ~tina

Martha said...

A beautiful teacup -- but then I think ALL teacups are beautiful! I must admit that I do like pink ones awfully much.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful tea cup and saucer! I love the message the story gives, so true!

Katherine

Bella said...

Hi Terri! I am so pleased to meet you. I have "known" Martha for awhile and she suggested I join you ladies. I am so glad I did! I just love tea cups ~ I have ones that match and ones that don't. (I have a soft spot for what I call orphan tea cups and saucers ~ you know, the ones that are all that's left of what was a complete set.) Your tea cup is just beautiful ~ so delicate and lovely. The color is perfect. You asked about the provence of one of my tea cups - the white shallow one with the rose pattern is from Germany, or that's what's stamped on the back. It says J&C on the back and the pattern I believe is named Louise - or at least that's my interpretations of the markings. I have a pair of those ~ I found them in an antique shop somewhere. They are very delicate and I just love them.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Terri...I have to agree with you that your teacup is so very beautiful. I have a couple of teacups I call my "tender" teacups because I have to handle them oh so tenderly. But yes...you can still drink in the beauty of your cup and enjoy the beautiful colors. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

Jacoba said...

Hi Terri,
What a lovely cup! Where do you keep them all??!! I hope they are on display all the time?
Very loving words on the cat and on things great and small that matter to all of us.
I was in the Champagne-Ardennes (2 hrs from Paris)for four days and certainly thought of you and your roaming around in Paris. Unfortunately we did not have time for a 'brocante' on Sunday.
Anyhow, my present post and the next ones will all be on the days (and teacups!) in France.
All of you, have a wonderful day!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Dear Terri, that is one pretty teacup in pink! I love the cup even tho' it has some cracks on it..still it add history to the cup.. thanks for sharing and you seems to have beautiful collection of teacups each & every week!

have a great day!
xo
fitty

Jenn's Crafty World said...

What a beauty! It doesn't matter if you can't drink from it - you can't see it when you're drinking from it anyway!

rosechicfriends said...

Oh I am so happy I came by today and I have joined you as well in linking up!
That IS a gorgeous cup! What a sweet anaolgy too, we can all look good on the outside, but we are not perfect. Sweet kitty story!
Happy Tea,
Lorena

jane maday said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Terri! The teacup is Royal Albert. I love the flowers in the center and the gold trim. I love seeing your French photos too!

Lou said...

Ohhh Terri it is such a delightful shade of pink.... just gorgeous and I can see why you looove it!! Too funny about Freud... :)
Finally I have made it back to TCT.. even though a day late....
Your sentiment is soo true...
Love Lou xx

Lorraine said...

What an exquisite cup the design is so delicate. I love your French holiday stories.

Kathy said...

Hi Terri, Love the cup and its pink coloring, did you know that the color pink stands for Love, Hope and Peace, and that is why you were atracked to it, it is so beautiful, thank you for sharing it. I agree with your story about the cat and the cup, everyone and everything is valuable broken or not. Love you, have a great day!

Gratitude and Joy said...

Hi Terri, Love the cup and its pink coloring, did you know that the color pink stands for Love, Hope and Peace, and that is why you were atracked to it, it is so beautiful, thank you for sharing it. I agree with your story about the cat and the cup, everyone and everything is valuable broken or not. Love you, have a great day

Rella said...

Your post is beautiful, Terri and the tea cup's fragile beauty is stunning.

xox Rella

Pam Kellogg said...

Oh Terri, that is an absolutely gorgeous teacup!! I would love to find one like that. So beautiful and so pink!!!!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous gorgeous cup in one of my favorite colors! I love it. What a great story about the vet and the cat. How wonderful of him...warms my heart.

Debby said...

Hi Terri, such a beautiful post~ hope all is well with you. I just don't have time to keep up with my fav blogs lately, have missed visiting.
Debby

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

This teacup is beautiful indeed. I love dainty, darling teacups such as this one.

All the Best,

Requi

kimberly shaw said...

Your teacup is gorgeous and your French tour is delightful. Sorry I haven't been able to participate in Tea Cup Tuesday. I've been so busy.

Maria Andrade said...

Yes Terri, your cup and saucer are a real beauty! That pink colour with the gold touches and the reserves of handpainted flowers make the pieces very elegant and exquisite.
I wouldn't mind the crack either.
The golden pattern number in small figures could be Grainger Worcester. Coalport also used golden pattern numbers but started a fractional system once they reached 1000.
I have a similar cup and saucer, bucket shape, 3 reserves on the saucer and 2 on the cup, and also with neatly painted golden numbers, in this case it's number 2661.
I believe it's Grainger Worcester but I'm not sure. Let's continue our research.
Hugs

Maria Andrade said...

The last number on my cup is not very visible, it could also be an X suffix, and that would make it even more Grainger.

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