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Monday, October 11, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to another Tea Cup Tuesday!!!
Thank you all for coming by and seeing my tea cup.
Martha and I love hosting this party, and hope that you will join and show us your lovely tea cups. Make sure you stop by and she what Martha is showcasing today, her cups are gorgeous!

I have saved this cup for October, because of it is black and gold. Seemed more fitting to have it near Halloween. I have adorned it with some of our first colored maple leaves of the season. I bought this cup because it is clearly hand painted. Everyone of those Fleur de lis are done by hand. No two seem to be alike.

It has one of my favorite style of handles. It has a bit of a fancy split loop with a gilded thumb rest. I find these handles easy to use.

Amongst all the dark colors is this pretty poesy of pinks, blues, reds, yellows and greens. There is also plenty of gold trims.

I love the foot of this cup. It is scalloped and totally golden. I love it!

And here you can see that it was made by Royal Stafford, which is an English company originally called Thomas Poole. It was founded in 188o and then re-formed, with another company Gladstone China, in 1952 when it became known as Royal Stafford. The 1845 date might be alluding to the companies inception. I can only say that this cup was created after 1952. I wish I knew more, but I did not find any examples on the net about R.S. backstamps.

In a nearby little town, I found this curious situation at a lovely vintage shop decorated for fall.
He/She is sleeping peacefully.......wonder what kinds of dreams.......

Here is a full view of the store window.....I just found it so sweet and comical at the same time!
He/She is holding that birdie so gently! I wonder if He/She sleeps by that birdie sticker on the window every day?

To finish off, here is a photo of a rose at a nearby park. It is cooling off at night, but still quite warm in the day. So we have falling leaves and beautiful roses at the same time.
What a joy!

Thank you so much for joining me today. If you have a tea cup or two you would like to share with us, please make your post and then come back and fill in the two blanks below with Mr. Linky. We would love to come over and see your tea cups!
Tell us how you came to have your cup.
Tell us about the maker and what you love about it.


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love black china! It's so unusual and beautiful like your teacup. I sold a black Royal Albert teacup with a large rose motif in my shop and was so sorry that I didn't keep it for myself! And your kitty photo is so amusing! Thanks Terri!

Vicki said...

Hi, Terri,
Such a pretty tea cup and saucer in every way!! Love the kitty in the store window, very cute and sweet!! Thanks for sharing your tea pretties with us today! Vicki

Gee said...

Hi Terri,

I love that royal stafford teacup. Its so beautiful. Wish I could own one. Thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

Hello Terri - the black and gold teacup you've shared with us today is indeed great for Halloween. I love the fleur de lis design all over and the gold footed scallop is unique. Merci for hosting another wonderful tea party.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: What a great cup! I love the picture of the cat so cute. I also peeked at the Mary picture you made. You are amazing. Hope you are doing well. Blessings, Martha

KathyB. said...

Could you imagine painting that many fleur-de-lis by hand. One cup alone would be a lot. The teacup is beautiful and you're right, perfect for October.

The sleeping cat in the shop, looks like her favorite nap place. I wonder if they bird was put on the glass because she sleeps there a lot.Love the picture ~

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I never have a black tea cups and now after seeing yours, how pretty the set is, I think I should try to get at least one or few.. teehee! thanks for sharing and hosting. have a great day!

Farah said...

Its bit different tea cup, I mean with the colours.... a unique one...Handle is so beautiful and delicate . shape is gorgeous and a delicate touch of golden make it precious.. very lovey Terri


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Sandy said...

Just adorable...black and gold...a lovely teacup. The kitty matches the teacup! Wonderful post.

Jacoba said...

Dear Terri,

Wonderful rose design in this black cup, very pretty!
I just love the stretched out cat, they so know how to enjoy situations in the sun.
I would like to join you for this teaparty with my Japanese teacup.

Happy Tea Time,

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Good Morning Terri! What a beautiful teacup ~ love the gold and black together! And I'm always drawn to footed cups!

Have a wonderful day!

Marjanne said...

The cat is super!! Love the image! And the teacup and the rose are just gorgeous. Have a nice sunny day!

Victorian1885 said...

Happy Tea Cup Tuesday Terri
That cat is priceless..I sure he is dreaming of birds..
Your tea cup choice today is one I have never seen, the black with the rose is quite dramatic..I love it!


Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Terri what a beautiful cup and saucer! I loved the cat pic too! I haven't been able to post a cup in awhile, but may find the time (and the cups) to post one or two soon. Have a great week...
Tina xo

Beth L. said...

I am becoming quite fond of the black tea cups. Enjoyed the kitty. It looks like it could be a sister/brother of two of mine. I love black and white kitties too.

Victoria said...

HI Terri...ooh that sweet kitty and bird made me smile...i am smitten..how darling!!I love the deep drak mysterious cup..love it..gorgeous and decadent!! perfect for the season! thanks for another fabulous post...have a beautiful magical day!

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

I'm linked up for today. I'll stop by later today for a longer visit. OH, just had to say that sweet kitty cat...TOO CUTE :) :) :) I LOVE cats...so my heart is melting with happiness/cuteness right now :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
Today you show another elegant Tea Cup...I know you have the most beautiful collection!
I love your Shrine with the sacre coeur of María , It's a precious and beautiful thing to keep all your Love for Her

Carrie said...

You have so many unusually beautiful teacups ... thanks for
sharing these treasures each week!
I am glad to join in after not participating since March due to my illness.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautiful teacup, Terri! I have a black and gold teacup too and it is very special to me because it was a gift from my brother many years ago. Love the Fleur de lis on it!


GardenOfDaisies said...

That is a gorgeous cup! My post has a teacup with the same base, but I didn't get as good of a picture as you did.

Linda Vincent said...

Lovely photos Terri; I really like the gold base of the cup....and the rose is stunning! (And the cat made me laugh - took me a while to work it out! :-)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh my, that teacup is gorgeous! It is so hard to find really pretty teacups in black! And you found one!!

Have a wonderful day!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh my, that teacup is gorgeous! It is so hard to find really pretty teacups in black! And you found one!!

Have a wonderful day!

jane maday said...

Hi Terri,
Love the black and gold cup! I have posted a French handpainted cup as well today. I guess great minds think alike!

Pear tree cottage! said...

such a beautiful cup and saucer and a very lovely blog you have here............I have left a message on your post about the two little depression cups you found I think I have been able to help you (I think!! lol lol lol) hugs from Australia Lee-ann

Createology said...

Your tea cup is very beautiful my dear. I love the whimsy and calm of the cat with the little black bird. You have an eye for photos! Happy tea sipping...

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

It would be interesting to know about the person who handpainted that cup. What were they like? Did he/she like to drink tea?

Okay...I know I said the cat was cute already....but it's super cute. Sounds like kitty cat likes that as a napping spot!!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

parTea lady said...

Wow, your cup today is stunning. I love the gold Fleur de lis on the black background and the gold scalloped foot. I did a little tole painting years ago, but I can't imagine doing that kind of work.

Love the sleeping cat picture and the pretty rose.

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debi said...

My goodness Terri! I can't believe how many beautiful teacups you have!!
The black and gold was a perfect choice for October.

BECKY said...

Oh Teri, would you believe I totally forgot about Tea Cup Tuesday?! I'm sure you do, since my terrible memory is almost a world-wide news event!Everything about your cup is so beautiful..the handle, the gold, the other colors! And that cat is just adorable!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Anonymous said...


this is so pretty...I have a black tea cup and saucer too...but it's different....still it's amazing to see how elegant a black set can be! My hubby says it passes as the manly cup! heheee....

thanks for sharing! what an amazing turnout for tea cup tuesday!

ciao bella


Rita said...

Oh Terri,
your black teacup is absolutely unique.
love the poisies inside the cup and the handle is adorable.
thank you for hosting TT.
p.s. what a cute kitty. so sweet

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely tea cup. It looks so regal and fit for a queen. I've never had any black china, but I find it to be charming. I only wish my cupboard would hold more.......

Wanda Lee said...

Dear Terri,

What an absolutely stunning black, gold and floral teacup!.., Wow!
That kitty is too cute also!

Thanks for co-hosting yet another delightful, 'Teacup Tuesday'!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

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