Monday, June 14, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday in the Backyard

Summer is on it's way. It is hot, and sticky here in N.C. , but that is o.k. We have been having a nice breeze on and off and surprise thunderstorms as well. One minute the sky is bright blue and five minutes later ominous clouds are moving in, the wind picks up and big fat drops of rain begin pelting down. So exciting. I love a good rainstorm!


Tea Cup Tuesday today! I am so excited to show you my newest find, it is not that old, but I am really enjoying having my tea in it. I went out antiquing last week with the sole purpose of finding some tea cups. I had a very enjoyable day poking around a tiny town called Selma, which is almost entirely antique stores.

I love this color of blue for a tea cup, and the gold filigree on the edges and sides are fabulous elegant touches. This is a "corset" shaped tea cup.

For today's tea I have baked a chocolate cupcake with Very Vanilla Frosting. It is gluten free by the way!

As you can see below, this is an English tea cup made by the well known company of Ansley. I am having difficulty in dating this one, even though it has a backstamp. It could be from the 1920-30's, but the cup doesn't look that old. I found a site that said after the 1960's that backstamps were mostly blue and sometimes black and pottery color. So I am stuck with probably a date in the 1930's

The beautiful plate.

The flowers inside the cup.

I have been totally enjoying my visits to all of you who post about your tea cups. Thank you so much for joining us! Martha and I are always eager to see what you are sharing. If you want to join us this week, please make your post first about your tea cup and then come back and sign up with Mr. Linky below. Just fill in the two blanks and then you will be added to the list.
Don't forget to visit Martha, she always has the most gorgeous china!
Hugs to you all,
Terri

37 comments:

Martha's Favorites said...

Terri, this cup is a beautiful! I love it. It is so delicate. It is hard not to go to Ebay to look for one. I am trying hard not to covet! You are making it hard. I am always amazed at what you share. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm utterly amazed at the variety in teacups.Your blue cup today is sensational! What color! Cupcake looks yummy too! Thanks for hosting! Jacqueline

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Terri,
I love the color of your teacup, what a find! Wow, rainstorms in N.C. and earthquakes in CA! Sounds like tea weather to me!

debi said...

Love that teacup! The blue is so pretty!

Dorthe said...

Your cup, is a little wonder of beauty, Terri, it makes a wonderfull blogpost.
xo Dorthe

Dawn said...

This is a beautiful colour I love it!

love Dawn xx

Riet said...

Wowww this is so beautiful cup Terri.
So wonderful.

Hugs Riet.xx

KathyB. said...

You have a teacup there I would have purchased if I had spotted it in an antique store. Just beautiful!

Your weather descriptions had me wondering if you were living in my state, Washington. I love a good rainstorm too, a perfect time for a good cup of tea served in a beautiful teacup.

Thank-you for hosting Teacup Tuesday. I am having so much fun with this.

Kiki said...

Hi Terri...wow...super wow..so beautiful! I love the colors...such dazzling pieces!! Your sweets are divine too....yumm! Hope you have a lovely day..thanks for hosting this wonderful tea party always!
Kiki~

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello Terri :) That is a beautiful teacup you found antiquing! Love the shade of blue, and the roses are so sweet!

Happy Teacup Tuesday to you :)

Warmest Hugs, Brenda

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
Your teacup is so elegant; love the colour! Gorgeous! Tea would taste so good in it. Sweet little cuppie too. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Diane said...

Terri, gorgeous! Vibrant! You have so many. I'm running out! LOL!
Diane

PeggyR said...

That is gorgeous! All we've been getting is rain, rain, rain! Please say some prayers for my husband he had a bleeding stroke in his head early yesterday morning and is in intensive care...thanks...

Penny said...

I just love the shade of blue in your teacup.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Penny

Bookie said...

Beautiful shade for this cup! Ansley...I am seeing a lot of it this morning and I never heard of it before. I am going to have to learn!

Princesa Nadie said...

Today I haven't words for your tea cup,it´s marvellous,I love that blue color too...Beautifully pretty (really I don´t know if this is correct in english)but I'm sure you understand me.
Love

Denise@alloverroses said...

Terri your cup is gorgeous! Such a beautiful blue. Thanks for hosting such a fun day!
Denise

Jan said...

Oh, that turquoise is just beautiful on your newly purchased teacup. It goes delightfully well with that cupcake you baked, too.
Aynsley is so popular, isn't it? Seems that they were very prolific in their production. Good for US! Maybe a trip to the second hand store is in order for me, too. My teacup collection isn't like Martha's (WOW), so I may need to find some new ones to share next week!
Lovely post and your weather sounds great. Nothing like a good old thunderstorm to clear the air.
Hugs,
Jan

Appleshoe said...

Hello Terri- That blue is so lovely. It's so vibrant. A truly beautiful set. Mind if I go antiquing with you some time? You seem to have amazing luck :) Take care.

parTea lady said...

That is one gorgeous teacup. I've never seen such a beautiful blue color and it is great with those stylized gold designs.

Yes the weather has been crazy. I went to an outdoor wedding in GA on Saturday and the temp was in the nineties - whew.

Claudia said...

That is a gorgeous teacup, Terri. I love the delicate design and I am so partial to that color.

Love the cupcake, too!

xo
Claudia

paperbutterfly said...

This is truly a beauty!
Incredible colour as everyone has been commenting. The gold and white add a very regal touch.
Thank you for hostessing so faithfully.
I would love for you to stop by for tea, skipping between the raindrops.
Have a blessed week.
Pam

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Hi, Terri!!

That is one gorgeous tea cup and saucer!! I love the colors!!
So dainty and elegant!!
Have a great day!!

Debbie

Snap said...

The blue is just amazing! I think I'm in love! :D :D

BECKY said...

Oh, so pretty! And thank you for asking about the stamp on the bottom of mine. I forgot to take a picture of that, but will do it asap and post it on my Part 2 of Tea Cup Tuesday! :)

Beth said...

Terri, That cup is just gorgeous! I love it! You did well in your searching the antique stores.

Charlie said...

This is the most vibrant blue I've ever seen. It is so lovely.
I'm having so much fun looking joining in on Teacup Tuesday. It's been fun.

Mary said...

Hi Terri,
Your Aynsley teacup is gorgeous! The blue is wonderful!
And a yummy cupcake to go with your tea, how nice!
Enjoy!!

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry you can see more about Meander in www meander BV.
There are a complete wave of Rosas Bouquet and of course the teapot
I have only one cup,I bought it in Germany three years ago,here in Spain I haven´t seen it

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Terri!

that is one beautiful teacup! The colors are just gorgeous!!

Ginger said...

Terri I don't think I have ever seen such a beautiful teacup. Usually I am partial to roses on teacups but that one blew them out of the water. Thanks for sharing with us and thanks for hosting this great party.

Ginger

xinex said...

That's a very beautiful tea cup set. It looks very similar to Sevres celeste blue colors. Love it!..Christine

Nancy said...

Gorgeous tea cup and saucer! I love the cool blue and pink roses. Stunning!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today for Tea Tuesday. I really love your beautiful blue tea cup. You gals have the most beautiful (and I suspect priceless) tea cups.

I'm quite impressed by what you and Martha have accomplished in the short time you have started this blog hop collaboration. I won't be able to join you, because I don't have anything of value or beauty, but I will show up to see what you and Martha have to show each Tuesday.

We were so lucky today. It has rained here for three solid days, but is sunny today. Sunday we had flash flood warnings and the rivers that run through Wichita, KS have reached the banks. My basement has taken on water, and more rain is coming. Gotta love this time of the year. Hope you are dry!

A Hopeful Heart said...

What a gorgeous shade of blue!! I love it.

I can see I had better start antiquing as well. I've been a thrift store gal for a few years, but I seldom find things as beautiful as that.

And that cupcake...what a lovely addition to our teatime.

A huge thank you to you and Martha for hosting this lovely party each week. I've only been involved for 2 weeks now, but I love it. The spirit of hospitality and welcome is alive and well.

Blessings,
Patti

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Curious Works said...

Thank you for my eye candy tonight...love the colors on that cup

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