Monday, May 9, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday-Mother's Day Gift!


Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
Martha and I are excited to show and tell tea cups with you.
Today I am very lucky to show off a cup my husband gave me for Mother's Day.
This beautiful cup has one of my favorite shapes. Can you see how it flares out below the lip?

I just adore this cup! It is so romantic and...I think...
it looks like it is made for a queen!
It shows off beautiful sprays of colorful flowers as well as garlands of gold.
It looks a little purple in the image above, but the first image is more true to it's color.


It has an all gold kidney bean loop handle.
(My own made up term!)

The pink roses are really beautiful along with the other vibrant florals.

It is not showing up in this photo, but the flare of the cup also has ridges all the way around and reminds me of Morning Glories.

The plate has a lovely scalloped edge trimmed in gold, and the plate has a similar flare shape.

This cup was created by the Foley China Works sometime between 1948-63. Their shop was in Fenton, Staffordshire England.

My first enjoyment of this gifted cup...chamomile tea and a Chocolate Chip square.
Delicious! Beautiful tea cups are one of life's joys to me. Taking the time to set a lovely tray for myself is one way I can take a few moments and cherish them.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit!
If you would like to play along, just go and create a post with a cup you would like to share with us, tell us about it, how you got it, who made it...things like that.
As long as your post shows us a tea cup we are happy!
Then come back here and sign up with Mr. Linky. Once your link is created, check it to make sure it goes to your tea cup post.
We are excited to come and see your tea cups.
Hugs,
Terri

41 comments:

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: What an amazing cup! I love it. I think it is the prettiest one you have ever shown us. What a sweet gift from you hubby. Lucky lady. Hugs, Martha

Createology said...

Terri this is so beautiful and special. The teacup and saucer are breathtaking in its shape, color and floral beauty. And how very special of your husband to give it to you for Mother's Day. Enjoy every sip and moments of relaxation...

Jan said...

Your sweet husband knows you VERY WELL. What a lovely cup and saucer her gave you, Terri. I love everything about it!

Happy Mother's Day to you, sweet friend!

Hugs
Jan
xoxo

Marianne C. said...

It certainly does look like it was made for a queen, Terri...it's absolutely beautiful. (Actually it was made for a queen - queen of craftswomen.) The colors are exquisite, and the flare is remarkable. Everything about it is wonderful; the bouquets, the gold accents and handle. I really like the colors and shape. A most wondrous gift! You are very blessed to sip from such a lovely.

Blessings always,
Mariannne

GardenofDaisies said...

It's gorgeous!!! And kidney bean handle looks like the perfect way to describe that!

Msartist said...

Such a beautiful cup and how lovely of the Mr. to gift you with it. Happy belated Mothers Day to you! Have a lovely week. Theresa

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
Your tea cup is just beautiful! I love everything about it! Your hubby sure knows how to pick them!

Blessings,
Sandi

Antiques And Teacups said...

Now that's a well trained husband! Kudos to him! A lovely set!
Ruth

Marjanne said...

this is a beautiful cup once again, a very rich look!

xinex said...

Oh Terri, I am drooling over your teacup. How beautiful! Such a pretty design and color, so exquisite! Your hubby has good taste....Christine

Johanna said...

Hi Terri,
this is reall a wonderful cup with romantic design. The chamomile tea looks like gold in it. Thank you for sharing this wonderful cup and for hosting this sweet event.,
Best greetings, Johanna

Anneke said...

What a beautifull gift! It's a beautifull teacup, so divine.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

That cup and saucer is just divine, what a wonderful present. Enjoy!

Dawn said...

I adore this cup so genteel amazing colours. I often wonder how you purchase such beautiful cups your hubby has an eye for sure just simply delicious

Love Dawn xx

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Terri,
Your cup this week is superb!
How beautiful and delicate, with lovely colours.
And a special gift, too.
I just loved it!
Hugs

♥ Miss Tea said...

ohh i'm swooning here looking at your beautiful and adorable teacup from your husband, he's soo sweet!! i love the shape and the design, just gorgeous!! hmm chamomile tea and choc chip square are perfect! Thank you for hosting and sharing the wonderful tea time! x Susan @ http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow!! How gorgeous..beautiful..Happy Mother's day..what a wonderful gift..very touching..and very beautiful just like your heart!
I am still drooling over last week's cup..and this one is just as Fab!
Hugs..and have a shiny-happy week!
Victoria

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Terri - The teacup is absolutely exquisite!! I am in LOVE with it! What a wonderful husband, I am sure you deserve every ounce of wonderful you will drink from this cup! I am giving away a gift subscription to Tea Time Magazine this week on my blog it can be used for the winner or the winner can gift it to anyone in the US. Feel free to pass the word on! HAve a great week!

The Tablescaper said...

What a perfect Mother's Day gift.

- The Tablescaper

Penny said...

What a beautiful teacup and such a wonderful husband to get it for you.

Hugs,
Penny

rosarod said...

Hi Terri, What a wonderful detail of your husband! Truly, the design pattern, colors, roses are the quintessential flower that speaks of love and for me the only one of all that I associate with romantic, makes the cup a significant object. I love the details of it, beautiful! Greetings, Rose Marie

d e l i g h t said...

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog and introducing me to yours! I can hardly wait to come back when I have a few extra minutes and look at your tutorials and French Fridays! I am following you back. So glad to meet you.
Linda

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
I think I have not words to express what I have felt watching your tea cup...Beautiful,elegant,romantic,
precious!
What a lovely gift!
Hugs

Crafty Gardener said...

What a gorgeous teacup. I discovered your blog from Rose Chintz cottage and decided to join in your tea party.

Snap said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day ... what a beautiful cup. You have a hubby who knows YOU. Happy Tea Day!

paperbutterfly said...

Terri,
The most beautiful Mother's Day gift. You'll enjoy these flowers for a long time to come.

I have missed visiting with you the last few weeks but have so appreciated your presence at TTTT. I look forward to seeing you more in the near future.

Humble thankfulness.
Pam

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, Happy Tea Cup Tuesday! Oh I have to say that is such a gorgeous tea cup, one of the most beautiful I have ever seen, what a beautiful Mother's Day Gift. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Thank you for hosting Tea Cup Tuesday. Hugs, Terri

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there Terri,

What an exquisite teacup you husband gave you for mothers day! I just love it!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Terri,
I can't blame you for adoring this sweet tea cup!! It is one of the prettiest ones I have ever seen!! Just stunning!!
Hope you have a great week!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Elaine said...

What an amazing cup,so delicate and beautiful, as you say a cup truly fit for a queen and a delightful gift from your lovely husband.What a treasure - the cup and the husband! That light camomile tea is perfect you can still see the flowers in the cup!

I am not posting every week now or i will run out of my chintz cups too quickly. I'll be back soon though!

Elaine

Sherry said...

Terri,
Your teacups are gorgeous! if ever i happen upon a teacup like the first one I will buy it. Looks wonderful! Thanks for having us!
Sherry

Diann said...

Hi Terri! what a beautiful teacup! Your hubby did good at picking out such a pretty teacup!

Tara said...

What a beautiful tea cup!

Sherry said...

Terri,
Thanks for your input on the "tea" set I really think it works for that. Always nice to visit you!
Sherry

Jann said...

Oh, Terri--this cup is divine! Your hubby has wonderful taste, and how sweet of him to give you such a lovely Mother's Day gift!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Terri,
This cup is so lovely! I think I'll have to join in your Tea Cup Tuesday blog-hop one day soon. Thanks for stopping to say hi today, and I do hope you join in one of my ATC swaps sometime.
enJOY that beautiful cup,
Kimberly

Kathy said...

Hello Terri,
I am amazed at the artistry in teacups - this one is exquisite! What a special gift!
Hope you have a great week,
Kathy

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Many thanks Terri for your lovely comment on my blog. I love my little garden, it's cosy and pretty. I'm wondering now if you've shared your garden with us?? Thanks again, have a great day, love Sharon x

debi said...

OMG! This cup is gorgeous! What a sweet man to bring you such a beauty!

Linda said...

This is a beautiful blog!! I think I have to become a follower... also I'd love to participate in Tea Cup Tuesday ... not sure of the rules (I'm new to blogland etc) Terri, I wanted to invite you visit my blog and leave a comment. I'm participating in Cottage Charm Giveaway - my first give away! I'd love for you to enter.
If I need to know more about T/C Tues will you let me know? Thnx, L

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hello Terri ... very feminine touch colours, pattern all gives you a delicate and beautiful femininity... simply fabulous ...
Hope you like to visit and love to feel the beauty and fragrance of flowers at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

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