Monday, January 9, 2012

Tea Cup Tuesday-Exquisite Cups to Dream About!

Hello All,
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday! It has been dark and rainy here, too dim to photograph my own cups.
So I went online to look for cups I wish I could own. Most of the cups I am sharing are over $300!
Some almost $500! It is fun to dream though! 


I am going to start with this absolutely gorgeous cup!
 This is the first cup I found. It is by Aynsley and called Athens Butterfly.
My sister Kathleen would love this cup too!


This golden beauty is attributed to George Jones, an English Potter during the 19th and early 20th century. I had not heard of this potter before.

 
This beautiful cup is an Aynsley.
 It was called Surreal Roses on the site I found it on.
It looks like a painting!


This incredible cup was made by Shafford in Japan. This company created china ware from 1940-1970.
The roses are the most gorgeous colors! The design so unique!


This dramatically stunning cup is also an Aynsley.
It was called Emperor Rich Gold on the site.
I would love a closer look at the bottom inside of the cup, what I can see of the flowers looks so beautiful!
The gold trims are so lush! This  is certainly a cup for a princess!


This beauty is also an Aynsley!

If you want to see where I found these cups I have "pinned" these images on my board at Pinterest.
Have you heard of "Pinning"?
It is so fun! You find something interesting and you pin it to one of your boards.
Here is the link to my page, then scroll to the bottom to find the board "Exquisite Tea Cups"  http://pinterest.com/artfullgirl/
The link to where I found the image is just below the pic.


If you would like to join in Tea Cup Tuesday, just create a post with your tea cup in it and then come back here and hook up with Linky Tools below.
Martha and I love to come an see your beautiful blogs and tea cups!

Hugs, Terri

35 comments:

High Heeled Life said...

WOW !! These are breathe taking ... yes, we can dream!! Each one is equally lovely! The butterfly, the roses ... I'm swooning...Happy Tea Tuesday..xoHHL

Martha's Favorites said...

Terri: Those cups take your breath away! Wow! I can't even pick which one I like the best. Oh well, we can all dream! Have a great week dear friend, Martha

Zaa said...

OMG Terri... Those cups are exquisite... I love them all... and yes it's a happy past time to dream alittle dream...Thank You for sharing these beauties.... HUGS

Anglers Rest said...

Terri, These are absolutely stunning.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Love your choice of teacups! Gorgeous! Really jeweled beauties!
Ruth

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Terri,
I love them all. It would be hard to pick a favorite. They are beautiful. Thank you for your lovely tea cup party. Pat

Diann said...

They are all beautiful! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

Johanna said...

Hi Terri,
that is truly a dreamably collection of nice tea cups. Especially the ones with roses are so nice. And also the first one with the butterfly. I have seen pinterest but I didn't understand how it works. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Que Bella said...

Wow... those are definitely tea cups to dream about. They're so lovely, I wish I had them all.

This is my first tea cup Tuesday. I'm so excited to be able to participate. Thanks for hosting!

KathyB. said...

I have browsed teacups for sale on-line and found beauties that were far beyond my budget, yet you're right, we can dream! Beautiful teacups.

Diane said...

Terri, good morning! My prize of the CD arrived yesterday! Today's the day I put it in my PC and begin to look at all of the illustrations and start to conjure up some new projects from them!
Thank you so much for pulling my name out of the hat, or teacup. ;-)

Hope you have a wonderful Teacup Tuesday. I'm all out of new ones to post about. Don't you think I need another antiquing trip? ;-) It's been awhile.

Hugs and thanks and blessings,
Diane

Brenda said...

Well, Terri, it looks like you have found the mother load! Such beautiful selections. I think Aynsley is going to be my favorite because there is such a variety. Good choices, everyone!!
Have a beautiful Tea Tuesday,
Brenda

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Oh, Terri, these are all so gorgeous!! The Athens Butterfly one is my fav. Yes, it's nice to dream! Thanks for hosting!
Hugs, Cindy

Marianne C. said...

The turquoise cup with the butterfly..WOW! It's gorgeous. It's very dark and drizzly here, too..we had a big storm blow in yesterday, and today it finally cooled off.

Have a wonderful day, Terri..
Marianne xo

Anonymous said...

I have found these "over-the-top"
cups and saucers on ebay, too!! The "ATHENS" butterfly really caught my eye...and your photo of "SURREAL ROSES" is gorgeous!! Yes, they are for dreaming only, but......they are wonderful, aren't they??
Thank for sharing them all....
Francy

Linda M. said...

They are gorgeous cups! I do love butterflies. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Linda

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Stunning teacups - just gorgeous! And you take absolutely beautiful photographs. WOW.

Mom Walds Place said...

One word, Exquisite!

I am so glad that you posted a way to get to the original location of the photos. You had me worried there for a moment.

GardenofDaisies said...

These cups are all so beautiful. I can see why they would be on your wish list! The teal cup with the butterfly at the top is amazing!

Charlotte said...

How beautiful! It is fun to dream isn't it? The first cup with the butterfly...amazing! I could stop right there, but no...the beauty went on:) They are all gorgeous! A bit pricy for my collection...but that's what dreaming is all about.

I'm sure your dark stormy day was brightened while making this post. Thank you for sharing it.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Kathryn Ross said...

Terri - You found some real beauties here, costing a pretty penny, too, it looks like! But, the big prize with your post today was being able to follow you on Pinterest!!! I've enjoyed escaping there and "collecting" lots of lovelies and ideas - even if it is just in a virtual world. Useful tool.
Joy!
Kathy

Princesa Nadie said...

All them are precious
I dream with those cups too!
Love

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Uauu que bela coleção $$$
são realmente maravilhosas...
dificil classificar qual é a mais bela!


Aqui no Brazil cidade de São Paulo também um dia cinzento de chuva!

abraços!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Amei encontrar voce no Pinterest!

Marjanne said...

wooowww these are gorgeous!! When I talk to my daughter on skipe,I see her drinking her coffee in those huge american mugs, almost bigger than she is... I understand your teacuppassion!

Jann said...

Ooh! All are so beautiful, Terri, especially the one in the first photo! Thank you for sharing!

Dorthe said...

They are special, yes- so beautifully painted all, and in the most breathe taking colour tones, making them little jewels.

Happy rest of the week-dear Terri.
Blessings,Dorthe

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, what stunning cups, Terri! Each one is superb. It's fun to dream, isn't it? Thanks for hosting and for your visit.

Blessings,
Sandi

Cinderella Moments said...

Stunning cups. They are so special. I didn't know you were on Pinterest!
xoxo
Caroline

Micupoftea~ said...

ALWAYS a treat to visit...love the gorgeous cups, Terri~ Have a wonderful week!

Victoria said...

Spectacular enchanting post..i love them and have always been drawn to aynsley in general..spellbinding cups and patterns!! thanks for this super exquisite post..BEAUTIFUL!!
hugs..such fun!
Victoria

Diane said...

Oh!!! Dream is right! Exquisite, Terri!

Hugs, Diane

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

completely stunning! EYE CANDY really..the cup that was second to last, the Anysley I think it was called...so regal with its gold and dark blue and flowers inside, took my breath away!

Linda said...

Oh my goodness that first cup wins for me! The butterfly looks like its suspended in mid air....clever artist, whoever they are :-)

Maria said...

Oooooh I love the first one with the butterfly.
Hugs
Maria

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