Monday, February 6, 2012

Tea Cup Tuesday-Mint Blue


Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday,
time to reach into the china cabinet and pull out a cup to share!
Have a seat by the fireplace and I will pour you a cup of tea.
First off though I have two things to say:
Thank you all so much for your amazing comments from my last post!
You all showed up big and brave and cheered me up! I really loved reading all your comments. I too, felt inspired by the ladies of the video clip and look forward to aging more than I did!

Next I want to mention that I am starting a giveaway in a day or two, to celebrate my birthday in March, and to celebrate a new life stage that I have just entered. Two happy occasions! Yay! 
So come back soon and sign up for my giveaways...yes, more than one prize! Now onto the cup! 


This is a relatively new cup to me, and I am enjoying the beauty of the soft mint green coloring.


The cup is a generous size and easy to hold in the hand. It is not heavy, but not light like Haviland is.


Lovely...my favorite detail about this cup is the pattern in the mint green edges of the cup. You can see slightly darker lines in it. But what you can't see is that this gives the cup a bit of a 3D effect. It looks like the lines are in a layer below, so very pretty!


The handle is so elegant and feminine, I love the little jots of gold highlights.
This handle does not sport a spur, but a little gold line at the top of the handle kinda acts like it is one!


The floral bouquet in the bottom of the cup is lively and fresh. 


The plate is decorated just like the inside of the cup.
Surrounded by my second favorite detail, the gold pattern that looks gorgeous!


I swoon for gold trim like this!
(I sound so silly, and me a grown woman!)


Oh! 

And did you guess yet who manufactured this cup?


Royal Grafton! I do not have many made by this English company A.B. Jones and Sons Staffordshire potteries in Longton, Stoke on Trent. They made porcelain and earthenware from 1900 through 1972, and apparently had many different backstamps. This backstamps was first used in 1950 and an new fancy backstamp was chosen in 1957, so I feel safe to say that this cup would have been created somewhere in those 7 years.

Stop by and see Martha, my co host, at Martha's Favorites. She also has a wonderful site Pretty Vintage Things where she sells many of her great finds

Thank you so much for coming by to visit today, I am so glad you are here! If you would like to join in, just go and create a post with the tea cup you want to share in it and then come back and link that specific post to Linky Tools below.



Just a little Valentine Love.....

30 comments:

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Hi Terri!! WOW, first of all you header is stunning. I love it. And well, that cup?? Well, there is just something so wonderful about taking a sip of tea and smiling upon some flowers peaking out at the bottom of the cup! JOY!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Terri,
Interior de sua xícara é lindo,
imagino tomando chá e olha dentro!

e volto em breve para sua nova postagem!

abraços!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Another gorgeous teacup! I love Royal Grafton! The flowers and the pattern in the seafoam is so pretty!
Ruth

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Love todays teacup! When the tea is gone, one is treated to the delightful surprise at the bottom. I want to let you know about my first giveaway to celebrate publication of my apron story in apronology.
http://houseofbeautifuldogs.blogspot.com/2012/02/fancy-apron-giveaway.html
Have a great week, Love, Linda

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Another beauty, Terri! I love the pale mint green colour; another favourite colour of mine. You share the loveliest teacups with wonderful history about each one. Thank you for always making your post a wonderful read.

Blessings,
Sandi

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, That is a beautiful tea cup, I love the colors and the green is so soft and pretty, I also love the beautiful gold and the beautiful flowers. I also love your beautiful Valentine necklace, it is gorgeous. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

sharon said...

First off, love, love, love Valentine Love....so pretty in red!

Terri, your cup is amazing. I keep on re-attemting to acquire a taste for tea (I am a looooongtime coffee gal), but I sooo love the cups, and the details you point out make me swoon also, and I am probably more grown than you!
Hugs!

Charlotte said...

Terri, your teacup is gorgeous! I love the colors and the flowers in the bottom of the cup. I would want to drink a very light tea so I could see those beautiful flowers as I sipped!

Your heart necklace is very lovely. You are so creative!

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Terri,
That is a beautiful teacup and saucer with the blue. The floral inside is so pretty. Thank you for hosting. Pat

Johanna said...

Hi Terri,
what an amazing tea cup you share today. All the details are perfect made and so sweet. Yes, I understand totally why you swoon for it. This sound not silly at all. I am also enthralled about the color, shape and decoration and it is in perfect condition. Thank you so much for sharing this. Your last giveaway made me so happy.
Best greetings, Johanna

♥ Miss Tea said...

Hi Terri! i always love your teacup collection and i'm so in love with your green mint teacup! it's gorgeous and i love the flower bouquet design on the bottom of the teacup, the handle is so delicate and beautiful! just lovely! thank you for sharing and hosting!

Blessings,
Susan

Mom Walds Place said...

You are right, the pattern in the green adds a little something special to an already beautiful cup.

Holly M said...

Terri, that little Valentine necklace is just about the prettiest thing I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing it. And the handle on your new teacup is so lovely. Gentle and sweet. Holly M.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Terri,
yes
Are the tea full size Roya.

estou pesquisando od modelos, na próxima coloco outras fotos das mesmas xícaras!

abraços

Catherine said...

Luv, your new header. At first I thought I was visiting the wrong blog...LOL
Really nice. Thanks for sharing the lovely heart necklance.
Catherine

Linda M. said...

Good Morning Terri, It' is still morning and I finally linked up my post. Beautiful tea cup and I love that jewelry piece. Have a fun day! Joyous Wishes, Linda

Nancy said...

Oh Terri, this is beautiful, but then all the sets you show are lovely. The color is gorgeous and the gold "lace", an exquisite detail. I wish I could find such lovely tea cups and saucers nearby. Tea always tastes better in a cup like this.

High Heeled Life said...

Gorgeous tea cup... I was wondering is that pattern added a little dimension ...it must really be breath taking to sip from it. I always love when there is a detail inside. Thank you for hosting this great gathering...xo HHL

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

I absolutely love the teacup you shared, and especially the heart necklace. Is that one of your creations? Wonderful! Happy TT!
Cheers!
R

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Hi Terri

I hope it is alright that I added my crochet tea cup to this linky list. I so badly wanted to join up today, as I always want to share in the fun with you all! If it isn't okay, you can remove it? I hope.

I've just purchased a set of white and gold cups that I plan to share....hopefully next week! I just need to write it down and remind myself! lol

Your cups are always so beautiful....not only the cup itself, but you pretty photos of them! I love seeing them each week!



Ciao Bella

Creative Carmelina

Kathryn Ross said...

Sweet retro "50's cup - and in that mint blue color I so associate with that era! Love your intimate details showing it off, Terri!!

Looking forward to your give-away - and celebrating the wisdom of our years!! Not looking back. I work with too many young people and am glad to be where I am - always and forever 18 on the inside - just wiser . . .

Joy!
Kathy

Zaa said...

Hi Terri... This is such a lovely , calming cup ... The colours are cool and relaxing... Hmmmmm I'd love to sip tea from it....especially with those sweet flowers peeking at me... Hugs

Ann said...

That is a really pretty tea cup! I don't think I've seen one with the floral print on the inside before! I have a cup with a similar gold design as trim...so elegant! Have a wonderful day!

In His Lo♥e, Ann

Jann said...

Your teacup and saucer are both just lovely--such a pretty, soft color, and it goes nicely with your blog background, I noticed!

Karen said...

Oh my, your blog is absolutely gorgeous! I MUST get cracking on mine...it's in serious need of a redo.

Anyhoot, just wanted to stop by and say 'hello' as promised. Hope to see you on MJF.

Micupoftea~ said...

Ah, what an elegant cup...love the floral arrangement at the bottom! A surprise when you finish the cup. Thank you for hosting AND for visiting my blog, Teri :)

Love, Yesterdays said...

So gorgeous! Your cups always make me so jealous...especially this one :)

Victoria said...

Wow...this is a true beauty...and yes love the gold trim..super dazzling! I admire this cup very much..simply precious..and the color is magnificent and delicate..lovely!!
HUgs and happiness
Kiki

Texas Tea Party said...

Terri, The Royal Grafton cup and saucer is certainly an excellent example of fine bone china. The soft green is so complimentary to the flowers in the center. I really appreciate you visiting my blog and your kind words. I appreciate the work you and Martha do to bring this Tuesday event for everyone to enjoy! Happy Tea Party! Pam

Marjanne said...

It would be nice to drink a cup of tea in that beautiful cup. I love the way the tulip is painted, it looks so real.
and your valentine bracelet is so nice

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