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Monday, March 29, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday!

Spring is definitely here now. All the flowering trees have dressed themselves in their finest. Our flowering Cherry looks like heaven to me. By Easter Sunday the dogwood will open its gorgeous flowers and as it sits right outside the large dining room window it will be a beautiful display during our family celebration!

The tea cup I am showing today is from Austria. I bought it when I was up in Canada.
I am fascinated by the history I find when looking up one of my cups. This cup, made by Moritz Zdekauer, seems to have been made in the early years after he bought the china company from someone else in 1884, a new stamp was used in 1891, so it appears that this one was created between those years. Which would make it around 120 years old!

It is a very delicate piece of porcelain, you can see through the cup and saucer if you hold it up to the light. I do love the green and pinks and especially love the intricate gold trim.

I love to look for special cups when I travel and I was lucky to pick this one up when I was in Canada. This cup is perfect for a fine black tea with cream and sugar!

If you want to join in for Tea Cup Tuesday, just fill in the two blanks below and hit enter. You will be automatically joined to the list, and then we can all come and see your lovely china.


Anonymous said...

I've decided to join in on the Tuesday teacup. I don't know that I have anything quite as rare as others, but I do have a few pretty cups to share; The one from Austria is beautiful! Marcia

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Terri, That's a very beautiful teacup! How wonderful that you could find out so much about it. I love thin porcelain and find that tea or coffee tastes much better than from a thick chinaware or earthware cup.

Lou said...

Oh Terri what a totally gorgeous cup and saucer! I absolutely adore all things pink and green! I have been so worried about your health this week.. I pray you are feeling better...
Take care
Lots of love
Lou xx

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: Your tea cup is stunning. I love that you educate us too. Thanks for thank. Blessings, Martha

Carrie said...

I really love this design. The floral decoration is so beautifully designed!

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dear lady,

I have noticed your dear little green teacup logo on other blogs recently, those that have also particapated in several Tuesday tea memes. I have wanted to join in the past, yet didn't. So now, here I am and delighted to be here and able to join you!

I have recently acquired a new set of six pastel colored teacups, edged in gold. Alas however, they have no particular provenence, yet they are quite pretty.

In my latest teatime post, I have also shown a pretty pastal pink teacup with a floral motif that is probably a couple, to perhaps several decades old, yet both are rare or as fine as your exquisite 150 year old teacup. Good for you, and excellant find!

I can hardly wait for next week now, as I do have much older, finer pieces to share later..,

Do please visit me also, where I serve 'afternoon teas' as well..,

Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Linda Vincent said...

Another beautiful cup...you have quite a collection Terri!
I hope you are keeping well my friend x

Claudia said...

A beautiful teacup, Terri. I've been thinking of you and hope you are feeling better.


bj said...

I am sorry to be so late...I just this minute found your blog and was delighted that you were having a tea today....me, too!! :)
I just linked up and also became a follower. Hope you'll drop by for a visit soon.
Your cup is just stunning. I,for one, LOVE drinking from a thin cup rather than a thick mug!:)
xo bj

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
I hope you are feeling better soon! I love your beautiful teacup from Canada, which is where I live! I so enjoy the history behind a piece of china too. Thank you for sharing and Happy Easter to you and your family!


Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, what a beautiful teacup, it is just lovely. I hope you are feeling better. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful tea cup!! I love the colors! Sorry I could not comment sooner. Blogger wouldn't take any comments this morning!!

Anonymous said...

I just posted my TEAPOT!
Terri...lovely teacup and so delicate! AND I am so pleased to learn all the tid-bits that you post along with your teacup. Educational and insiring and delish!
Hugs my friend,

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Terri!

this is an absolutely beautiful teacup set! I just love the colors!

Have a wonderful week and a lovely Easter!

Victoria said...

Hi Terri! Wow..what a beautiful series..just gorgeous..a real treasure..and very magical..I am charmed!

Happy tea time !
Yay..I added your link on my tea post...thankyou for visiting. And you have such a lovely inspiring blog..I love it here!
I am new to the blog-tea thing..and am enjoying it! Have a sparkly day!

ARTfulWings said...

Hi Terri - could you possibly email me at artfulwings@live.co.uk please Polly x

NaveenAli said...

this is an absolutely beautiful teacup set! I just love the colors!
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Tristan Robin said...

Another lovely cup - you must have a wonderful collection!

My flower kit came today!!! What a pretty assortment of little things to make one of your charming little crépe paper flowers!

Thanks so much. It was very sweet of you!

Marlynn said...

I LOVE you cup, Terri, one day I will surprise you and participate in you Tea Cup Tuesday. Be sure to check Paper Whimsy - you won the lot of the March cards. My assistant drew your name today! I am so happy for you. ....

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh boy, another blog that I have to come and visit again.. love the teacups so much.. pink & green are my two fave colours.. love the cup.. oh boy.. i said it twice.. hehehehe

happy Easter!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This place makes me happy. I love it here everytime. You are a remarkable spirit and a joy. Blessings dear.

Catherine said...

Hi, just popping in to wish you a very Happy Easter.

Hope you are feeling much better.


Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful tea cup and lovely quote to match. Really enjoyed visiting your blog space today with so many pretty things to enjoy.

Cassandra said...

I wanted to stop by to say Happy Easter! Hope all is well. Hugs xo Cassandra

Unknown said...

oh what fun Terri...lovely tea cup!! I love the attention to detail that went into these amazing vessels!!!

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