Monday, February 28, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday-Blue


Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday,
a day where Martha and I
get all warm and fuzzy about china tea cups!

First of all I would like to thank you all for your very
kind messagesfrom my last quick post.
My heart was warmed to see such good wishes from you all! Thank you!

I also want to share that my daffodils are blooming already!
They say that spring is on it's way!
The tulips above are from Wallmart,
they lasted so well and looked so lovely for days.
What a delightful treat!

So on to Tea Cups!

My cup today is another new one. I found this at a local antique store. I do not usually buy blue tea cups, but this one was so pretty, and felt so good in the hand, I brought it home.

It is a simple blue pattern on white.


But such a pretty blue floral pattern. A perfect pattern for a cup of cheer!

I am fascinated with the molding of this cup. I did not know what you call it when the shape is like this. On one of the R.A. sites it said that this cup has a Shelley shape. I just find it lovely. There are striations in each "petal" shape, the photo does not show it.


A simple loop handle, no spur or thumb rest, but two ridges or rings around the loop.

This pattern is called Dainty Blue (and so it is!) and was manufactured by Royal Albert as you can see by the back stamp. This pattern was produced from 1966-the 70's.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
If you would like to join in and share one of your tea cups we would love to come and see it.
Create your post about your tea cup first and then come back here and sign up with Mr. Linky.
Check your own link once it is up to make sure that it takes us to your post.
Share how you came to have your cup, what you love about it and even it's history. I love seeing the backstamp on the bottom of the cup!

41 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

How I love that pattern...just like the Shelley Dainty Blur. Thanks as always for your great posts!
Ruth

debi said...

Terri, your teacup looks so cheerful!! The pretty blue just pops off the crisp white so beautifully!
What a treat that will be for a special cup of tea.

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Terri! First of all I hope that you are resting and that you will be feeling fine soon. Now about that sweet tea cup. That's just the perfect name for it ~ Dainty Blue!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Diann said...

The teacup is lovely Terri! It does have a Shelley look to it, which I adore. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Johanna said...

Hello Terri,
yes, this is indeed "Dainty Blue". Such a happy blue like the heaven in midsummer. And it don't amazes me that it is made from Royal Albert. They have so many really nice shapes.
Thank you for sharing your treasure and for hosting this nice event.
Greetings, Johanna

♥ Miss Tea said...

Gorgeous Royal Albert Blue teacup!! I love it soo much! Thanks for sharing!! Blessings, Susan

KathyB. said...

Oh I do love this tea cup . I have a love for blue and white china, really, almost all things blue. The name of this teacup is perfect!

I too hope you are well, and resting to keep well.

Liz said...

Love the blue and white combination - I never tire of it.
Thanks for hosting.
Liz

Jem said...

How beautiful, blue and white crockery really steals my heart every time!

Jem xXx

Penny said...

Like you I am not usually drawn to blue perfering my pinks and mauves - but this is a very lovely tea cup - so crisp and clean and just perfect for the first day of March
Hugs,
Penny

Marianne C. said...

Terri, your cup/saucer are dainty lovely indeed. Such a pretty spray of flowers to welcome you to enjoy a quaint cup of tea. The deep blue reminded me of Cornflowers (?)Are they blue - I think so.

The shape is very nice - almost like an opened accordion effect. Simply lovely.

I'd like to invite you to view the teacup card tutorial for your Teacup Tuesday celebration.

Have a wonderful day,
Marianne

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
I love that blue pattern on white!
Really lovely for that first tea cup of March
Watching your tea cups is always a great pleasure!
Hugs

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your cup is beautiful! I also don't usually buy blue, but I do like that one! I joined in the party!!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Gorgeous Terri..I love anything in the blues...very pretty..and yay spring is on the way! Enjoy your beautiful daffs!!
Have a sparkling day full of magic!
Kiki

Jann said...

What a pretty teacup--love the blue!

Elaine A said...

Terri -

What a beautiful little treasure. So very different and sweet.

Elaine Allen

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, I hope you are feeling better, I want to thank you for hosting Tea Cup Tuesday, I really look forward to seeing all the beautiful tea cups, I appreciate you hosting this event. I love your tea cup, it is beautiful. I hope you have a restful and creative week. Thanks again. Hugs, Terri

Marjanne said...

I hope the tulipes and the nearly spring are making you feel better! i love the baeutiful teacup!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I don't often see ones like this...that blue is stunning!

thanks for sharing...and btw..I buy my flowers from Walmart and Grocery stores....they're less expensive and last long for me! There's just something so charming about keeping fresh flower arrangements in your home on a regular basis....so when I'm out getting groceries..I grab a bunch that speaks to me!

ciao bella

creative carmelina

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I'll have my tea cup posted in just a minute!
it is similar to debi's cup!

stay tuned!
ciao bella

creative carmelina

April said...

That blue cup is so VERY lovely. The shape AND the flowers, not to mention the color. Definitely a sweet addition to a collection!

my cup of tea said...

Very pretty! I don't usually buy blue either but this is very beautiful!
~Donna~

Elaine said...

What a pretty cup Terri. I know what you mean about blue and white china - but some patterns are irresistable aren't they?

The flowers ar ebeautiful too. Hope this week is a better week for you.

Elaine xx

The Tablescaper said...

I thought it was Shelley!

- The Tablescaper

xinex said...

I love both the pattern and the color, Terri. Very pretty!...Christine

Tara said...

Beautiful pattern. I have never seen anything like that from Royal Albert.

Awishdream said...

Terri I just love all your collections...I'm always forgetting about Teacup Tuesday. Hope I;m not to late...thanks for sharing your treasures!
Cheers! :)

Createology said...

I am busy catching up after four days and nights with no power. You are very wise to take time for yourself and make certain you feel well. This blue teacup is so dainty and beautiful. I do love blues. March promises...

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh dear Terri, I love your teacup! so blue and so dainty! and so vintagey too! hope you have a great week! xo
fitty

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

It truly is a Dainty Blue! :)

Jem said...

Terri,

Thank you so much for your kind comment about my Alice in Wonderland post - I bet your bracelet will look beautiful when you have finished it!

Jem xXx

Diane said...

Terri, this is absolutely beautiful! What is it about blue that we all love so much! And it's a color we dearly miss when it isn't above us outside! What a difference it makes in our frame of mind.

Hugs to you today,
Diane

FILIGREE MOON said...

Oh, such beautiful trailing florals on the teacup! And those tulips are pure joy. Thank you for your heartfelt words today at my blog. Your kindness and hugs are so very appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend coming up! ~ Angela

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
I am very late visiting your party this week; sorry! I have been sick with the flu but am finally up and about. Your teacup is really sweet! I love the shape of it! Thanks for stopping by and having tea with me earlier. Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Concetta said...

I love your blog and your beautiful teacups! Thank for sharing your treasures with us and hosting tea! Simply beautiful!
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Concetta

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

your beautiful blue and white teacup reminds me of the shape of the pretty red tulips you have pictured. The color is so fresh and pretty and "dainty" as it's name.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love the blue! such a sweet and delicate cup! there is something about blue and white that is sooo lovely! Happy Sunday to you!

parTea lady said...

That is a lovely blue and white teacup - I love that shape too. It's facinating to see the diversity of Royal Albert patterns.

Awishdream said...

Thank you Terri for visiting my blog! I love your Tuesday Blue and your collection is awesome! I'm going to try and and remember to join this every Tuesday, I have so much to share with all you wonderful collectors! ~ thanks again for sharing your lovely teacups!
Hugs.
Melanie

Fábio Carvalho said...
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Fábio Carvalho said...

This teacup is absolutely GORGEOUS! Congrats for the purchase!
I just LOVED this "teacup tuesday" thing! I love china, so I loved to see all the links to see what people were posting.
Hope you guys enjoy my teacup as well!
Cheers!
Fábio
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

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