Welcome once again to Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha (from Martha's Favorite's) and myself.
Martha and I met online and soon discovered that we both loved and collected tea cups.
O.k. Martha collects a few more thing other than tea cups (tongue in cheek...lol!).
Martha really knows her stuff and she has lovely taste.
So we hooked up this party together and have been hosting it for quite some time now.
Martha usually tells us what number the post is, she is good at that too!
Since it has been a glorious spring here and strawberries were ripe for the picking for the first time this year just last Saturday.... I am dedicating this post to a few cups I have that showcase berries and fruits!
Isn;t this cup just darling???
I love the gold design, almost a paisley.
And the berries, fruits and roses in the cup....so sweet!
The plate has a slight scalloped edge, and the cup itself has a regally flared sides as well.
Cream and Gold.....***SiGh***
You may or may not have guessed that this cup was a Paragon...I didn't when I first spotted it in an antique shop. I flipped her over to see she was from one of my all time favorite manufacturers. 1957-1963 is an approximate time frame for this cup.
Here is a lovely trio that I was lucky to find in England a couple years ago.
Inside the cup we are treated to a bountiful harvest of a variety of delicious berries!
This trio shows off a beautiful floral gold edge design, it looks like they are apple blossoms.
I do not know the manufacturer of this cup.
There is only a gold crown and Bone China Made in England.
Do any of you know about a mark like this one?
My final cup for today is this very dear sweet cup!
I love the elegant simple split loop handle with what I call a mercury wing top. Just a personal reference. Some are more detailed and look like a wing.
The plate is well adorned with more flowers, berries and even what looks like an apple.
She is one of my all time favorite cups.
Paragon created her as well. I am thinking this backstamp is from the 60s.
All of these beautiful cups look good together and make me want to create a torte with the freshest berries and fresh cream!
And serve them with pretty gold plates and hot cups of delicious tea!
Thank you for stopping by to visit today : )
I have loved having you over.
If you would like to join in and share a tea cup of yours, just go and create a post about your tea cup (we love seeing a pic of the backstamp too!), then come back here and link your post to Linky Tools below.
Martha and I will love to come and visit you!
Two more things!
Downton Abbey ATC swap, sing ups will end April 12th and ATCs will be due to me by May 12th. Then I will swap them all out with you.
The number of cards to swap may be 3/3, or more if some of us want to do that : )
Players so far:
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Here are a few of the soldered pieces I have been learning on....
A tea bracelet, with two of my tea cup images photoshopped to look more like watercolors.
Still a little more to do on this one for better balance.
This is the back side of the little girl image that says TEA
And this is the second tea cup image. I used vintage beads, charms and pearls.
I have learned much already soldering.
Not hard when you are coming up from no idea what so ever! Lol!
My next post I will share about the process I have gone through and the progress I have been making : ) Yay!
I am only practicing my technique, I really don't even have an idea of "my style" yet.
Here I am tried old post cards, children's books, lace and an old font book. I like using images from vintage books, instead of photocopying them. I think it is a texture thing.
(ooops, the Eiffel Tower image is not actually vintage)
Thank you all for your encouragement!!!
Thank you so much once again for stopping by!