Monday, November 7, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday-Friends


She looks a little plain doesn't she? 
This new cup has a lovely gold design, but in this photo she does not show her beauty.


See her tall footing?
Her stance brings a regal feel,
and her true colors show up on the inside.

 

 Perfect for fall, peaches, berries, roses and leaves tinged with color.


 The plate has similar florals and fruit in vibrant colors.


The gold design reminds me of Pennsylvania Dutch patterns.


And here too you get a peek at the inside. 


 The split loop handle has a unadorned thumb spur, and a little gold detailing.
You know how sometimes a gorgeous cup will have the most uncomfortable handle? Well, luckily this one has a good handle. I don't think any cup I own is as comfortable to hold than this one. The loop is just the right size, shape and position on the cup.


 I was surprised to turn the cup over and find out it is made by my favorite company.
Paragon makes such fine tea cups. I have not had one like this before, the shape is unusual to me.
This backstamp is similar but not exactly the same as ones used during the late 50s and early 60s. Paragon sometimes used stamps, as many companies did, out of sequence. If they had some left over, they would use them, even if they were also using a newer stamp. Here is the page I found the stamp examples:
http://www.btinternet.com/~paragoncollector/backstamps/backstamps.html


I found this tea ad in an old French book.


This weekend I was lucky to meet a Blogger friend in person!
Marlynn and I met through Paperwhimsy about three years ago and this past Saturday we spent the day together. We had been swapping art and e-mails for quite some time now, and it was a pleasure to meet this wonderful woman in person! French food, tea, shopping and art!
A perfectly fabulous day!
Marlynn has a gift for collage and her books are amazing. You can see what I mean by visiting her lovely blog Honeysuckle Breeze.

Thank you so much for coming by for a visit! If you would like to join in T.T. with Martha and I just go and create a post with a tea cup in it, and share with us about it, then come back here and link up below. We love coming to visit you, and we get much pleasure from seeing all your tea cups!


37 comments:

cmoh said...

This cup is gorgious! And isn't it so true about real beauty being on the inside (even though this one has quite a lot on the outside).

I went and looked up some other Paragon designs and oh my I think I'm in trouble, they are all so gorgious. Thanks for introducing me to them.

Hugs
Caroline

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Terri, how lovely to spend the day with your blogger friend! Sounds like you had a fabulous time.
Your new teacup is just a sweetheart of a cup! I love all the gold, the pedestal, and the florals inside. Thanks for sharing and have a delightful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Marjanne said...

this is a very special cup! So different! And your tea ad is special as well, this French tea factory had to close a few weeks ago, nearly 200 people lost their jobs...So sad!

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
Today I don´t want be late so I have prepare my tea very early in my neew Tea Cup
I bought it in Brusselas in Belgium last week in an antiques market called Du Sablon close to my hotel and I Think is one of the most lovely cups I have ever seen
Your Tea cup today is lovely too
Hugs

Marianne C. said...

Terri, very pretty cup/saucer set. It is unusual to see fruit decorated on tea cups, but always a delight. Agreed it's perfect for fall.

How nice that you were able to meet a blog friend, and spend so much time with her having fun, and getting to know each other. A pleasant day.

Have a wonderful Tuesday,
Marianne

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Terri,
I loved your Paragon tea cup!
The fruit bouquet is really exquisite and very appropriate for early Autumn.
I also loved to see your photo with your blogger friend.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs

Cindy said...

Your cup is beautiful and you're right ~ very regal! Thanks for hosting. This is my first time joining in Tea Cup Tuesday! Very nice that you were able to meet a fellow blogger!
Cindy

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a fun time with a friend! Love the teacup...really lovely. Paragon did such beauties, didn't they? Perfect for fall.
Ruth

Kathy said...

This is an exquisite teacup - I am not familiar with Paragon - but am a fan now! Gracious! Lovely to be able to get together and to share with a fellow blogger!
Thank you for hosting!
God Bless,
Kathy

HHL said...

Beautiful teacup !!! I love the colours and the handle does look comfy.. perfect for holding during the cold, snowing winter days to come in our part of the world... Sounds like a fabulous day with your friend, it's always wonderful to meet a blog friend in person! wishing you a fabulous day! xo HHL

debi huntsman said...

She's a beauty Terri! The gold design is beautiful and the florals/fruit are such a sweet surprise.

Johanna said...

Hello Terri,
you really have an eye for special tea cups. This one is very elegant and pretty. Thank you for th informative linke to the Paragon history. How sweet to mett a blogger friend. You both look so sympatic and I can imagine how much fun it was to meet. Thank you for sharing this post and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

ooglebloops said...

Always love my teacup fix by coming here!! Drop by mine for tea and a "lesson" on teacup shapes and styles!!

Brenda said...

Lovely teacup indeed! I love the little surprise of roses on the inside. Very delicate, but useful. How wonderful that you were able to meet a fellow blogger and enjoy such a great day with someone that has similar interest. It was a pleasure visiting you today.
Here's to your health!
Brenda

Zaa said...

What a delightful pattern and your right it does resemble the dutch artistry... Paragon certain made alot of gorgeous teasets and this such a beautiful example ...so sweet and pert..perfect for a princess....Hugs

Diann said...

What a beautiful teacup and saucer! The details are so delicate! And how fun to meet up with a fellow blogger! I am glad you had a fun time and visit. Thank you for hosting and have a great day!

S said...

Yes, that cup and saucer definitely qualifies as regal.

Anglers Rest said...

What a beautiful, delicate cup. It looks very regal. The ad is a lovely find. If you like things that are found in books and things have a look at this

http://www.forgottenbookmarks.com/p/forgotten-bookmarks-booksellers.html

I am not connection to the author (I do follow on twitter) and I am very keenly waiting for my book to arrive from Amazon.co.uk it looks a fabulous book!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful tea cup and the flowers inside are rare and so pretty, not usually with inside decoration. Thank you for your sweet comment on my bird tea cups my daughter Alexandra gifted me for my birthday last Oct. 20th. I have no sisters, wish I did!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

uauuuu tudo lindo lindo

peças maravilhosas...vou apreciar todos detalhes em breve!

xinex said...

Love the teacup and saucer, so pretty! How wonderful to meet a blogger in person. That is always exciting!..Christine

Lady Linda said...

Terri....such a beautiful cup...esp when you get to see the inside of the cup.
It is so fun to meet our blogger friends in person.
Love, Linda

Dorthe said...

I saw you two had a wonderful day, --over at Marlynn`s blog- you are both lucky , Terri!
And the cup is adorable with the beautiful flowers inside-and all the gold.
xo
Dorthe

Linda said...

That's a delightful photo of you and Marlynn. It must have been a very special day....
xx

Gaby Bee said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your blogger friend!
Your new tea cup is very pretty, Terri. Love the pattern.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Gaby

Marlynn said...

We really did have a great time, didn't we! Love our tea cup! Hugs

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