Monday, July 5, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday Time!

Oh how I love Tuesdays! Why do I love Tuesdays? Because I get to spend it with you!
I love coming to your blog, I love seeing your china, and I love hearing from you.

Martha and I are absolutely thrilled to be sharing our tea cups with you all. Martha is an exceptionally lovely lady, who always has beautiful china to show on her blog Martha's Favorites. Make sure you stop by today and give her a visit (and a hug!).

Today I am showing you a cup and saucer I only just acquired. It is not a fancy cup, but it is an elegant cup to see and hold. It is actually a little more yellow than the photo shows. I think the rose is so vibrant it washed out the cup!

I just love the fluted edge of this bell shaped cup. I have been using it regularly since I found it in an antique store a couple weeks ago. It is a delicate yellow color with gold stars.

This beautiful rose is from one of my new rose bushes. It is soooo hot here, I am amazed that the roses grow at all. I need to water them extra each day. Is it hot where you are too?
It is a testament to how much I love hot tea that
I still drink it everyday, even when it is over 95 degrees!


This tea cup is made by Queen Anne (Shore and Coggins at Longton UK). One source says that Queen Anne was another backstamp of the Rosina China Co. It can get quite confusing. This cups backstamp indicates that it was made between 1950-1959.

I thought I would show you one of my favorite little tea pots. This has a purple thistle pattern on it. It holds about 3-4 cups of tea, depending on the size of tea cup it is.

It was made by Wade. I have other lovely pieces by Wade as well and really love their china.

I am enjoying reading this book about the history of having tea in England through the eye's of Jane Austen. It is a very interesting book, using text from her stories as well as letters she had written, to shed light on how it was during her time. Fascinating! When I purchased this book from Amazon, I bought two so I could use it for my first Tea Cup Tuesday giveaway! So for all the month of July you can comment and add that you would like to win the book. At the end of July I will use a random number generator online and let you know who won!

Thank you so much for visiting today! I am excited to stop by your place and see what you have to share.
If you want to join in this week, please post your Tea Cup Tuesday post first,
and then come back here and fill in the two blanks on Mr. Linky.
Then you will be automatically added to the list.
Have a wonderful day,
Hugs,
Terri

44 comments:

BECKY said...

Hi Terri! How funny that we both are featuring tea cups with yellow designs this week! Who knew?!
I also LOVE the beautiful tea pot with the gorgeous purple colors. I also love purple! Thanks!

A Hopeful Heart said...

Oh, I love all things Jane Austen. In fact, I did an online "Which Austen Character Are You?" quiz. I came out as Marianne Dashwood...I wanted to be Elinor, but I'm not quite docile enough to come out as her. It's a fun quiz, and there's a link to it on my blog sidebar, if you are interested in doing it.

I'd love to be in the drawing for that book.

I love the scalloped edge to your teacup...very different. I recently bought one like that as well (at a thrift store). You certainly don't see many of them.

Very pretty teapot too. But then again there's no such thing as a non-pretty teapot, is there?

Blessings,
Patti

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Terri, it's always a pleasure to visit your tea party! I love your sweet teacup and your teapot is very nice! I have never seen one like it before; very unusual and lovely with its purple flowers! Thank you for sharing it with us. Would love to be entered into the draw for the tea book. Please throw my name in the hat. Wishing you a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Bookie said...

Of course I would love to win your Jane Austen and Tea book!

The thistle tea pot is so different! I have never seen a thistle one of any kind, I don't believe. Do you have an approx. age for this one? It looks like it might be older...so different...

The cup is pretty too, but yes, the rose steals the show!

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Terri
I love your new tea cup! Thank you again for hosting this lovely event..

Wanda

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: Love your tea pot this week. It is so beautiful. Don't get me wrong I love your tea cup too, but the pot is something to drool over. I am so glad we have become friends. It is a blessing to know you. Martha

Bella said...

I just love your new addition. What a beautiful little tea cup and saucer. And the Jane Austen book sounds really interesting. Hope you have a lovely week.

Cabin and Cottage said...

Thanks Terri! Your thistle teapot sure is sweet! Jacqueline

GrannySue said...

What a wonderful post. I love the thistle teapot, and the cup of precious. I go more for iced tea when it's hot - or cold - I am southern, after all.

Diann @ The Thrify Groove said...

that teacup is just so pretty! I really love the teapot!It is so beautiful! And thank you so much for the chance to win this lovely book!

Doni said...

What fun for Tea Cup Tuesday! Tea with Jane Austen book sounds really wonderful...I'd LOVE to win a copy!
Blessings, Doni

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

the teacup is such lovely pieces! very dainty and elegance! don't we just love all these beautiful teacups! We can't seem to have enuff, can we! teehee.. especially when all of them are beautiful as this!

thanks for sharing and wishing you great day ahead!
xo
fitty

Dawn said...

What lovely pieces today Terry, and what a beautiful rose.

I have all Jane Austins books and have all the DVDs of the films as I am a Period Costume Drama (PCD) addict ha ha. Being in England I also love visiting the many houses we have I often got to Lyme Hall(Pride & predjudice flmed here) which is closest to us and many others.

So I would love an oportunity to win your book, it sounds wonderful.

Love Dawn xx

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry ,
for me is a pleasure spend with you this Tea Cup tuesday again.
I love comming to your blog too...
Today your tea cup appears really elegant with that beautiful rose
I also drink hot tea every day even in the warmest days on summer time,here it's very hot too but this isn't an impediment for me...I love tea and I need drink it!
Your tea pot is lovely with that pretty flowers and your book is really interesting...Thanks for share all that things with me
I sorry my english is not too good
Love

Creative Grammie said...

You have such a beautiful collections of teacups and teapots!
That looks like a book I would love to read, hope I win it.
Thanks for such a great give-away.
I think this time around, I posted my Teacup Tuesday correctly, feel free to check it out.

KathyB. said...

The teacup looks a pale green and lovely in my computer screen. I would have bought this tea cup too had I seen it in an antique store.Elegant is the perfect word for it.

The rose is beautiful, is it very fragrant?

Where do you store all your tea pots and tea cups? Have you shown this in another post? I am always interested in how people store such treasures.

Thank-you so very much for hosting Tea Cup Tuesday, I am enjoying this so very much!

Appleshoe said...

Good Morning Terri- Queen Anne teacups are always so lovely. I think they are my second favorite (Aynsley being my first). Take care.

Home and Heart said...

We love Tuesday too, seeing the lovely cups!! This one really reminds me of the 50's!! I would love to be entered into your giveaway as well!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

you are so kind to host this lovely party.. That book is amazing and whoever wins is gonna be Over the Moon happy~!!! good luck to everyone..

Hugs
Sonny

Kiki said...

Hi Terri...wow..I am in love with the star cup...I just love those...so magical and dazzling!! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing your wondeful treasures..always a delight!Beautiful blooms too!
Happy Tea
Kiki~

Diane said...

Terri, I'll be back later with my photo, but I had to comment about this one that you posted. What a lovely undulating shape! And that rose...oh my! One of my favorite rose colors! I'm just not a red rose person. These corals are my faves!
See you later! And thank you and Martha for hostessing again!
Diane

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Hi Terri..
your teacup and teapot is lovely.. thank you for hosting this party for us..

hugs
Sonny

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Terri,
I just love your sweet tea cup and the tea pot is stunning!! Thanks to
both you and Martha for having this wonderful party and filling our days with so many Tea pleasures and of course, I would just be tickled pink to win that fantastic book!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Terri :) That is a very lovely teacup you have acquired...very simple but oh-so-elegant! Love the shape of it. I would LOVE a chance to win this book...I love Jane Austin! Who wouldn't :)

Happy Teacup Tuesday to you my friend!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

parTea lady said...

Your new teacup is very elegant and has a beautiful shape. The rose is such a gorgeous mix of color. I like the thistle teapot too. I have a cup with a thistle pattern that I will show one Tuesday.

I've been drinking hot tea for as long as I can remember. Even the recent high temps here in GA do not keep me from enjoying my hot tea. :-)

I've been wanting to read that book for a while. Thanks for your giveaway.

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Terri the cup is gorgeous and as always your photographer is exceptional!And yes I would love to be added for a chance to win the book! Have a super day Terri...
Tina xo

Snap said...

Oh, Terri! How delightful. The new teacup seems perfect for this time of year ... stars for the 4th of July!!!!! And the book!!! I read the Jane Austen mysteries and they are oodles of fun. I bet this book is too. I'd love to give it a home!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The simplicity of the Queen Anne tea cup really shows off its unique design and shape. It is really beautiful as is the rose.

I've had no roses yet this year and I attribute it to both a hard freeze in early April and the cycle of drought, then excess rain. Right now it's too much rain. Last week it was drought. Can't say it's from the heat, because it's always hot and humid in Kansas in the summer.

But your tea and lovely tea cup make summer far more bearable. Happy Tea Cup Tuesday to you, dear Terri.

Catherine said...

Such a lovely teacup, I do enjoy seeing your beautiful collection.

Have a wonderful day. Oh I forgot, the book look like a delight ful read.

Catherine

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Terri,This is so BEAUTIFUL.

Hugs Riet.xx

AshTreeCottage said...

What a beautiful rose and I love the shape of your tea cup too! Enjoying your party today!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

paperbutterfly said...

Love them all! You have an exquisite collection, and these are my favorites so far. The pattern on the teapot is so unique!
Thank you for giving us some history as well.
Jane Austen is a favorite of mine and as well as tea so I would appreciate you including my name in the draw.
Have a blessed week. Pam

jane maday said...

Hi Terri,
I love that thistle teapot! I like anything that reminds me of Scottish things. Will you please add me to the list for the Jane Austin drawing?
cheers,
Jane

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your tea pot with the purple thistle pattern is just gorgeous.

Bernideen said...

Ienjoyed my visit here!

jayayceeblog said...

And now I'm craving a cup of tea. "Tea with Jane Austen" looks like a wonderful book!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh, that Wade "Thistle" teapot is awesome!

m ^..^

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful tea cup! The tea pot is pretty, as well!

Yes, I would like to win the Jane Austin book, I've been wanting it!

Katherine

Natasha said...

I just love that pretty teacup! I must look around and see if I can find one like it as the shape is gorgeous.

That book sounds delightful too. I would so love to win it! If I don't, though, I think I might buy one for myself!

Thanks for having me and best wishes for a lovely week,
Natasha.

Werna Gail said...

Yes Terri, it is HOT here in north Florida. What a regal cup and the colors and pattern on the Wade teapot are devine. Thanks for coming by my porch and leaving a comment, and a big hug to you and Martha for making Tuesdays special.

luisa said...

Hi Terri,I´m from Argentina sorry for my english please.Your blog is adorable,I loved tea and your elements.Your blog inspiring me.Congratulation for your space!!Adios!!

Marie said...

Hi Terri - Luv your teacups and luv this party. I will definitely join next time to show my tea collection. I also just want to stop by and say "thanks" for commenting about my Tiffany Bleu cottage.
-marie

Lorraine said...

Love, Love, Love Jane Austin. Your teacup is delightful.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Hi dear one! what a lovely rose! hope you have a sweet evening full of happy thoughts. Blessings.

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