Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday Blue!

Hello All and welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha and myself. We love hosting this party each week where we show off one or more of our tea cups. If you have a tea cup you would like to share with us, the directions are at the end of the post.

This cup I am showing today was a gift from one of my sisters for my 50th birthday.
Isn't it beautiful? I call this my Bluebird of Happiness cup!


I do love all the little gold detailing.

And the beautiful birds and foliage.

Beautiful handle with a thumb rest and an inner spur.

Just look at this gorgeous pattern!

This cup was manufactured by Coalport. The four digit number is the pattern number, and the T shaped mark is likely to signify who the artist was.

Coalport began using this backstamp in 1923. I haven't found a way to figure out a proper date yet. I am guessing around the 40s. The pattern is called Cairo (on blue and white).

Thank you so much for coming by. I am excited to come and see your tea cups. So if you want to play along, please make your tea cup post first and then come back here and sign up below with Mr. Linky. Then you will be automatically added to the list.

To play:
Share a tea cup and saucer
Share the history of how you came to have it
Share the maker and age, name of the pattern... of the cup if you can
Share a story about tea cups
Share a poem about tea cups.

Hugs to all!
Terri




41 comments:

Bella said...

What a stunning tea cup! Truly beautiful. :)

GrannySue said...

How incredibly beautiful. I love the bird motif and it looks so precious and delicate.

A Hopeful Heart said...

Oh, that is lovely. What a fabulous gift from your sister.

Also, I always find all the information about the manufacturer to be very interesting. I'm not sure how you've learned all that, but I enjoy you passing on the info.

Happy Tuesday tea party to you.

Hugs,
Patti

Victorian1885 said...

Lovely choice today Terri! You don't look a day over 30! Congratulations again for winning a tea cup in my giveaway! Take care..I am thinking about you!
Hugs,
Wanda

Princesa Nadie said...

Your Blue bird Tea Cup is beautiful.It has an especial charm,I love it , and also in Blue color ! It's so cut...
Coalport make lovely Tea Cups.
Happy Tea Cup Tuesday dear friend
Love

Marjanne said...

Beautiful teacup!

Rybiooka said...

beautiful

Appleshoe said...

Hello- Your sister gave you one beautiful gift. This teacup is a true beauty and work of art. Thank you for all of the information. Take care.

KathyB. said...

I love everything about this cup and saucer, from the color to the design. Blue and birds, well, what is there not to love about it? Your sisters gave you a wonderful gift!

Werna Gail said...

Very pretty cup and saucer, one of my daughters has a blue kitchen. I really like the bird in the pattern.

Susan Roux said...

Beautiful tea cup. Almost too beautiful to drink from!

Nice gift to remember a special occasion...

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Now that is one sweet tea cup and saucer!! here is something about blue and white china!!

Debbie

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Terri :) What a lovely and special gift from your sister. I too love the bird motif on this cup :) One of these days I'll have to add a blue & white cup to my little collection!

Thanks for sharing and for hosting this fun party!!

Happy Teacup Tuesday!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

PeggyR said...

That is a beautiful cup!

Snap said...

Blue bird of happiness for sure! this is just exquisite! I'm lusting ...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, I love your beautiful teacup, what a wonderful gift from your sister. Thank you so much for doing Tea Cup Tuesday's, I have really enjoyed it. I hope you are having a wonderful summer. Hugs, Terri

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such a lovely teacup! really beautiful! moreover it is Coalport! very precious teacup.

Diane said...

Terri, this is so delicate and beautiful! There are so many more teacup designs out there that many of us have never seen. Thank you for sharing this lovely one. None for me today....just so overwhelmed with things going on! Enjoy your party!
Hugs! Diane

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Terri.

Hugs Riet.xx

meandering pearl said...

i love the handle!!! its such a wonderful party!!! hope you have a lovely day!!!

Virginia said...

Absolutely beautiful……
Blessings,
Virginia

Dawn said...

I love the shape and I agree the handle is YUM!

Kathy said...

Didn't get to stop by earlier....the first thing I thought when I saw your teacup was OOOOOOHHHH! How Lovely!
So many beautiful ones out there - amazed,
thanks for hosting this fun party,
Kathy

Tina Eudora said...

Just a beautiful cup and saucer Terri and the name "Cairo" suits it well. I love the blue and white combination as it seems cool on a hot day!
Tina xo

The Blackwood Cottage said...

Thank you so much for everything! For hosting, for visiting me and for sharing. Now I know what the marks are on my tea cup! Have a great one,
machelle

jane maday said...

Love the blue and white. I think that is my favorite color combination for china (although I love green and pink too!). I'm linking a little bit late today, but being late is fashionable, right?

Denise@alloverroses said...

Your tea cup today is a lovely gift from your sister. She has great taste. As much as I love pink and roses I am always drawn to blue and white. Thanks for sharing and also hosting another fun Tuesday.
Denise

Johanna said...

Terri,
this is really a wonderful cup. The patter is so detailed painted. Thank you for showing this.
Greetings, Johanna

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Terri!

What a beauty! There is something so crisp and refreshing about a blue and white teacup!
I do believe that I have a small piece of Ralph Lauren fabric with this very same design on it!
I love your tuesday blues!
Hugs and Smiles,
Lynn

rosechicfriends said...

That is just blueeeeteaful! I love blue/white anything! But especially on teacups!
Happy Tea!
Lorena

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Terri!!! My dad would really like this teacup because he loves the color blue!!! He doesn't drink tea...but the other day, he did have a Sierra Mist in a teacup!!!! :) :) He's trying so hard :) :) I love the story you shared behind this...and I love that backstamp too!!! You could just try typing in the name of the company that makes the cup and the pattern name and see what you find. Sometimes, certain china patterns have a really interesting history to them :) :) Thanks for letting me stop by for a nice visit and tea with you today :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Vicki said...

Hi, Terri,
Your sister gave you a lovely tea cup for your 50th. I know you will always treasure it. I think your doll is so pretty, and I love the way you did her hair, very, very French!! You did a great job on her. I also enjoyed the last of your pictures to France (though I am a little sad our trip has come to an end). To see the Mona Lisa in person is fantastic, but the painting is a little smaller than I thought it would be. I used to do a unit on art history, and my class was always enchanted by Mona Lisa and those eyes of hers that follow you everywhere!! The flower markets were wonderful, too. Imagine being able to pick up roses like those every day. Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend~ Vicki

Virginia said...

Terri,
I really appreciated all the information you gave me about my teacups.
Thank you,
Virginia

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Oh darling Terri! What can't you do? I am so excited to know such a Princess as you! Sorry rhyming. I do that when I am excited! You are a treasure! Blessings.

xinex said...

The teacup set is very pretty, Terri. I like the bird of paradise in it.Reminds me of Aynsley and Hammersley...Christine

Ann - Making Family Memories with Childrens Tea Sets said...

What a lovely and dainty tea cup - fit for any delightful big or little girls tea party. I love the delicate design. Thank you for sharing it :)

Catherine said...

My but you do have a lovely collection of tea cups. My favorite color is pink, but blue is certainly a close second. The photos are stunning.
TFS
Catherine

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Such detail in this lovely cup and saucer. I would say your sister knew what she was doing when she picked it out for your birthday.

I also love Marie, the beautiful little doll you made and showed in your last post. You are SOOOOOO talented.

blogsoupdiva said...

Those birds are so beautiful and so is that shade of blue.

luluslovlies said...

Beautiful tea cup, Happy Teacup Tuesday!

Sandy J said...

What a beautiful tea cup. I love blue and white dishes of all kind, but this is stunning.

Sandy

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