Monday, January 3, 2011

A New Year and a New Cup! Tea Cup Tuesday!


Hello All and welcome to the first Tea Cup Tuesday of 2011....YEA!!!

First of all I want to thank each and everyone of you who stop by and visit me.
I love (I really mean LOVE) hearing from you and visiting you as well.

As you can see I have just gone over 700 followers and I am speechless....
I never could have imagined that when I began blogging about my crafts.

I have so enjoyed meeting you and seeing all your beautiful creations, art, home life, and reading your thoughts about life and love.
Blogging has enriched my life, meeting you all is the best part of it all!
Thank you so much.


Now for Tea Cup Tuesday.
Today I wanted to start the new year off in a positive way, so I thought to show a cup that brings me joy.
How can a cup bring anyone joy you ask?
I don't know....but just looking at it makes me smile!
This is a new cup for me from Ebay (what a fab places!).

This is truly a joyful cup! I am not usually a "green" person, at least not this shade of green.

But there is something just right about the colors of this cup. It has a lovely vintage look and feel.

I love all the gold filigree, a common theme with many of my cups. The vibrant display of color in the flowers really brings this cup to life. I find that I use this cup the most lately of all my cups.

This is my only Royal Imperial cup. It is also a cup made in England. In doing research on this cup I found that this company name is a bit of a mystery. None of the often used books have even mentioned it. I have also read the the word "Royal" was not used unless the manufacturer actually had a "license" to use the term, and since there is no historical record of this company, it is highly unlikely. One idea is that another company for some strange reason used this name as temporarily, but not a large company. It also has many little spots on it that tell me the maker was not that concerned about quality. I did also read that the stamp looks like a stamp used by Ridgeway, which was a very large company at one time. I am sure Ridgeway would have done a better job on this cup. So, my cup is unidentifiable. Do any of you have knowledge of the Royal Imperial China Company from England? I would love to hear!


One of my favorite things that brings me pleasure....mmmmm....tea with jam and bread! Toasted of course!

I also love using my favorite sugar spoon....

To dip into my favorite raw sugar (not too much though, just a little....)

Pretty cups are just sooooo delightful!

Thank you so much for stopping by today for Tea Cup Tuesday.
Martha and I host this party because we are over the moon about collecting them.
We love to see what your favorite cups are.
If you would like to play along, just enter your information in the two blanks below in Mr. Linky.
Make sure you put up a post with a featured tea cup please!
Tell us about your cup, do you know the history, the maker, what do you like about it?
We would love to come visit you!
Hugs,
Terri


Laura at Laura's Rose Garden is having a giveaway! I thought I would post it here since it is a beautiful tea cup and other amazing goodies.

97 comments:

Sandi said...

Lovely first of the year post! I do mean to link up sigh haven't got there yet. Wishing you many more lovely Tea cup Tuesdays in 2011!

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

Looking forward to your response to my FHC post for this 1st Tea Cup Tuesday :) ... Happy New Year!

Deb said...

Oh my,I almost fell over when I saw your sugar spoon! I have a large, silver antique serving spoon that looks just like that. The shape and everything.

Marjanne said...

I adore reading about your teacups, and this one has its mystery, I love to image who made it and who bought it, for who... why, was it at first a present? And now it is at your place and we are all admiring it all over the world, isn't that fantastic? The "miracle" of Blogland... Have a nice day!

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
A new year and a new Tea Cup...I remember when I met you the first time...and my first Tea Cup...Since then Tuesdays have become a very especial day for me showing my tea cups and watching yours,I enjoy doing it !
Thank you for let me this wonderful oportunity
You have a beautiful collection and your cups today are really lovely,and your spoon sugar...
I love tea with jam and toasted bread too!
Meeting you every Tuesday is a great pleasure and one of the best things in the week
Lots of Love
(I have problems with my Picasa album so I couln't posted all my photographs...I'll try to look for a solution)

Dawn said...

Oh Love new cup hun. The spoon is delish can't join in as I have shared all my sups but I still love having a look around.

Oh and super congrats on 700 followers

Love Dawn xx

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your new teacup! Great post. I am looking forward to seeing more beautiful teacups in 2011.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

xinex said...

Happy New Year, Terri! What a way to start the new year with that gorgeous teacup set. I love it! It is similar to my Tirschenreuth dishes that I am still looking for matching teacup sets....Christine

Marianne C. said...

Terri, what a lovely cup and saucer! I especially like the colors; seafoam green and the flowers are wonderful. It really is fun to see all your delightful teacups.

Thank you for sharing,
Marianne

Farah Muzaffar said...

Lovely first post of the year, very beautiful cup... love the inner colour of the cup... the pattern is so delicat , love the handle very much ... so beautiful, and sugar spoon is a big wowwww.. very beautiful Terri...
Happy New Year
Hope you would like to spare a little bit of your time for me sure you will enjoy
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Love
Farah

AshTreeCottage said...

Happy New Year Terri! What a lovely cup. Congratulations on reaching the 700 mark!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely cup! Royal Imperial is not listed in the standard British pottery ID sources like Kovel's or Goddens so I think it is a mark used very recently by a small potter.

The royal in the name used to mean royalty had been a patron...Paragon even got in...pardon the pun...hot water...when Princess Margaret was born by putting Royal on their name on the special birth china they designed, but got caught & had to take it off. Although they many of their older items have the royal warrant they still go by Paragon

Since the late 1950s, anyone can patent a name with Royal in it and it doesn't mean royal patronage. Potters like it because it sounds better!
But that doesn't mean you can't love the cup! :)
Ruth

Elaine said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely teacups. I have started my new blog today so i can share my teacups too. I hope some of you other china collectors enjoy popping by!

Elaine x

Snap said...

Love your new cup. I love green! Happy New Year! Love the sugar spoon and REAL sugar! :D :D

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Hello Sweet Terri!
Happy New Year and Happy Teacup Tuesday!!!
I love both of your gorgeous teacups today, but the last one has just captured my heart. I think it is the berries that I find so blissful!
I would like to thank you for giving me much encouragement over the last eight months since I began blogging. I truly appreciate it. Teacup Tuesdays have enabled me to make friends with many like-minded women from all walks of life and in many places on Earth.
Please drop in to my blog for a cup of tea, some treats and to sign up for my very first give-away!!
Love and warm hugs, Laura

Rella said...

You really take the loveliest photos that remind me of my old Victoria magazines. Just glorious.

this cup is so sweet. the design inside the cup makes you happy to drink the tea to see it, right?

Where do all these teacups reside??

sending hugs ~ Rella

parTea lady said...

You are certainly starting off 2011 Teacup Tuesday with a gorgeous cup. I really like the pale green color and all that gold filigree.

That is a pretty sugar spoon. Santa brought some Natural Honey Crystals and I find them very good in tea also.

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

I see why this cup makes you happy, it is so pretty and cheerful, I am sure it could brighten any day.

Blessings
Kelsie

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, I love your beautiful tea cup, I really love the shade of green, it is so beautiful. I want to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year. Hugs, Terri

Diane said...

Oh, Terri, both are so pretty. The mint green seems perfect for a bit of mint tea, don't you think? ;-)
Love the spoon too. I have a small collection of spoons also. The handles and embossings in the bowls are just so appealing!!
Hugs,
Diane

Lynn said...

Thanks for showcasing your lovely teacup, Terri. And the sugar spoon is charming. I used to sell on ebay but have switched to etsy. It's so fun sharing past treasures.
Best to you ... Lynn @ Cottage and Creek

Createology said...

Congratulations Terri on having over 700 followers. Truly amazing. Your tea cups are always so delicate and beautiful. So very happy to follow you my blogging friend. Happy New Year...

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Thanks friend for the sugah! Divine really! blessings.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Terri,
Your teacups are wonderful as always! Love your sugar spoon; so pretty! It's always a pleasure to visit you for tea. Have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Tara said...

Such a pretty tea cup! I like the second one with the fruit very much as well. Interesting history lesson, too!!

Kathy said...

That is a darling teacup Terri. I love the flowers and the soft green color. Tea with jam and bread made me think of the Sound of Music - not that song is going through my mind - not a bad one at that!
Hope you have a wonderful day,
Kathy

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Happy Tea Cup Tuesday! Your new one is a BEAUTY! I look forward to more of your gorgeous creations in 2011 Terri!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Terri...such a beautiful post..and I agree..such a joyful cup...gorgeous!Thanks for all the inspiring tea posts...I have so enjoyed them and will continue to......I only wish i had some to share!
Hugs
Kiki

Anonymous said...

Happy new year to you too!
Fabulous shade of green,peaceful and soothing...beautiful cup too!
sorry,but this beauty is a mystery to me too!
hugs
Lila

Marianne C. said...

Just wanted to say 'hello' today, and to say thanks for inspiring joy.

Blessings,
Marianne

debi said...

I love your beautiful teacups Terri! Especially the sweet green one, it's such a pretty spring color!

Marianne C. said...

Good day, Terri,

I came back for more...I really do enjoy these two cups. I like the bouquets on the bottom of the inside of the cups...something pretty awaiting you with your last sip.

The colors of the bouquet in the first cup go so beautifully with the seafoam green;very tranquil.

Have a fun, productive day,
Marianne

Marianne C. said...

Hi, Terri,

Thank you for your comment on my recent post. I didn't mean to mislead anyone, but the photos on the Jan. 7th post are not from my collection. At the bottom of the post I mention where I got the photos from.

But I do have a some pretty pieces I think you will enjoy. I'm saving them for February.

Have a peaceful evening,
Marianne

Catherine said...

Oh how I love bread with butter and jam. Yummy.
Another of so beautiful tea cup for me to drool over.
Hugs,
Catherine

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

another stunning teacup you have that is very captivating! i love the colour and the posies on it.. another must find teacup for me! thanks Terri! you inspire me so much! love it!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hello Terri,
nice to meet you.You have a lovely blog. Happy 2011! I'll be back soon.
Have a wonderful wekend.
Hugs,
Marie

C. Dianne Zweig said...

Love your blog.....I secretly wish to own a Tea Room and am in love with your tea cup.

Come say hello,
Dianne
Kitsch n Stuff

I am going to add you to my blog roll, hope you can add me,

Dianne

FourSistersInACottage said...

Hi Terri,
Just found your blog and have now become a follower. Also wanted to let you know I will be adding you to my blog list.
I'm having a valentine giveaway and hope you can enter.
Have a wonderful Sunday,
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Msartist said...

Hi Terri, Happy New Year! Lovely cup you are sharing. I saw that you were featured in Paper Whimsy's Newsletter for your banner tutorial!
Congrats!! Have a wonderful week, Theresa

love bears said...

I like your blog with those wonderful tea cups,and i love your tutorial video,s i,m not finisch look around. A happy new year.

Holly Moore said...

What a beautiful tea cup Terri. I'm practically drooling over the jam and bread though! :) Just wondering if I have to have a matching saucer to play. :) I have some pretties to share, but sadly my collection has no saucers.

Hugs and Happy New Year!
Holly

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A new year and a new Tea Cup...I remember when I met you the first time...and my first Tea Cup...Since then Tuesdays have become a very especial day for me showing my tea cups and watching yours,I enjoy doing it !
Thank you for let me this wonderful oportunity
You have a beautiful collection and your cups today are really lovely,and your spoon sugar...
I love tea with jam and toasted bread too!

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