Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday!

It is time once more to go looking through my china cabinet and find a tea cup and saucer to share today. My how time flies!
This set is one of my favorites. It is very delicate, physically and in coloring and pattern.
I love the golds, pinks, yellows and mint green together, an unusual combination. The handle too, is has an interesting shape.
The back stamp says Old Royal Bone China, England...EST 1846.
In doing research these past weeks for other china, I have realized that it is not easy to find the origin of a cup, or even the pattern name. This one was not any easier. I can not find the pattern name, but I did find that a man named Sampson Smith began making Stafforshire figurines in the second half of the 19th century.

His company later began to make bone china. This cup and saucer have the back stamp that correlates most with the 1930's.
I often wonder of the history of my cup. This one being 80 years or so old, it must have seen many tea times, heard many conversations, maybe even secrets!
I can not remember when or where I found this lovely set. But I do enjoy it none the less!

Thank you for stopping by for Tea Time Tuesday.

I have a new video tutorial posted just previous to this one. Yea! In it I am demonstrating how to make crepe paper roses. Just in case you are interested : )

If you want to join in on today's Tea Cup Tuesday, just fill out the two blank fields below and Mr. Linky will automatically add you to the list so we can all come and see you!

Also, go see what Martha is sharing today, she always has amazing photos of her beautiful china!

Have a fabulous week!


bj said...

Hi, again, I'm not sure just what happened. I came over several times to link but didn't pull up your linky. Good grief!! Well, ANYway, I am hooked up now.
Thanks so much for having this tea.
Everything looks so pretty.

Martha said...

Thanks for visiting Linderhof -- you have a lovely tea cup -- and isn't it fun to find out a little more about them!

If you're ever on the prairie, you're certainly welcome to share a pot of tea with me.

Victoria said...

Hi Terri! yay..what a darling tea set..I love the colors is so beautifully warm and charming! Very special! It is so fun to see everyone's cups!

Thanks for your lovely tea party..a joy to visit here! Have a sparkly day!and thanks for always leaving a sparkling kind word !

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What a pretty teacup. Beautiful colors. You don't seea lot of teacups in this color palette. Very pretty!

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

What a lovely tea cup and saucer set! I too love the delicate colors. It looks so dainty!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Such a pretty teacup Terri! You have such a wonderful collection and I'm enjoying them every week! I'm loving the handle too!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi, this is a very pretty teacup and I enjoyed it very much to see the stamp also. That makes it much more interesting. And the figurines are interesting too. Unfortunately, I dont know anything about them. But they are looking very old.

Greetings, Johanna

Theresa said...

Hi Terri, What a lovely set! I love the statue and information about it.
Patterns on china are such an art it is amazing. I can't wait to view your tutorial.Its raining here again but just looking at this makes me smile~ All my best, Theresa

Patricia said...

Thank you for the interesting history. Your tea cup is so beautiful - it has a unique shape. And the color combination is beautiful. Have a great rest of the week.

Lou said...

Hi Terri,
Love your cup again this week... I know that info can be so hard to find...
Hope you are on the mend....
Love Lou xx

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, What a beautiful teacup, I love the colors and it looks so delicate, it is just beautiful. Thanks again for hosting Tea Cup Tuesday's, I really enjoy seeing everyone's beautiful tea cups. Have a wonderful week and I hope you are feeling better. Love your wonderful tutorial. Hugs, Terri

Bunnym said...


So nice to meet you finally! Martha speaks so highly of you as she should. I'm loving this tea cup. The colors are unusual and I adore the handle. The green accent is truly the cherry on the cake. Have a wonderful day.


Tiffany said...

Great blog! Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting! :)Andrea

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Hello Miss Terri
I love your precious tea cup...hope to join in one of these days. Your beautiful art pieces are also divine (as always) is getting a bit better but I figure it will take until summer break for me to get completely situated in our new place! :)

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Pretty teacup!! Thank you for hosting this fun party!!

Debby said...

Hi Terri, I love your beautiful tea cup this week and your post is wonderful.

Vicki said...

Beautiful post, Terri! I, too, love the delicate colors in this tea cup. It is always interesting to find out the back ground on some of these cups, isn't it? Thank you so much for hosting our tea party each week and thank you for your kind visits and comments at Bunny Cottage. Love and blessings~Vicki

Just Me said...

Terri, thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comments. I had to come visit you and was so happy that I did! You are very talented and inspirational! I signed up to follow you...Wa-hoo! I'm your 200th follower! (I thought it was cool!). I love your crepe paper flower tutorial...I love the Prima flowers but they can get so expensive so I like to make my own. Thank you for sharing. Please stop by and visit me any time. Have a wonderful artful week!
Hugs, Patti

Lori said...

aha!!! so YOU are the teacup tuesady gal...nice to meet you:) your teacup is lovely...thanks for stopping over to read my tutorial!!!

Lori said... is early here...i guess i am not awake yet:)

Lori said...

me again...LOL...i just realized i was here before...your darling mixed media piece jogged my memory...i told you it was early...maybe i need to go drink some more coffee...

Rita said...

Oh Terri dear,
what a lovely teacup and saucer. I'ts so romantic and feminine. I, like you, love those delicate pastel colors which make the set so unique.
thank you for hosting this fun weekly appointment with Martha.I'm so glad I can participate and sow my cheap little treasure which, despite their commercial value, mean a whole lot to me.

Marlynn said...

*sigh* - - gorgeous tea cup and I always so love your back stories! You are the best! ! hugs

Lady Katherine said...

I love your cup of memories! So lovely!

Birgit said...

Hi Terri,

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog -- I always enjoy getting feedback. :)

Beautiful tea cup!

Currently, I have a little giveaway on my blog which is open until April 24.

Greetings from Munich,

Linda Vincent said...

I am so envious of your beautiful tea cups Terri (but happy to see that so many come from England :-)
I have just enjoyed watching your brilliant video; now all I need is some good quality crepe paper.....

Thank you for the inspiration; you're a clever girl!

Lynn said...

Beautiful tea cup and saucer and a beautiful presentation, what an all around pretty post :)

Gaby Bee said...

I just wanted to say thank you for your lovely comment that you left on my Blog.

I, too, love this tea set!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Gaby xo

Lena said...

This teacup is pretty. I don't think I've ever seen this pattern before.

I have a small collection of china teacups that is very special to me, as each cup was a gift to me from a special woman in my life. My grandmothers, great aunts, sister, stepmom, and good friends have added to it over the years. It was actually started by my great aunt, who thought all the girls in the family should start their adult lives with a teacup collection, and so she called all the other great aunts, and it took off from there.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend.


Needles Everywhere said...

What a beautiful cup. I like the soft look of it. Thanks for this party. It's always so much fun.

Appleshoe said...

Beautiful teacup, it's unusual color combination is really quite lovely. Take care.

Unknown said...

Hi Terri,
How exciting to find that you have a teacup the same as my Grandmother's teaset. I inherited it when she passed away and it was last used Nov 1955, the night before my parents' wedding. We call the teaset Ella's Teaset. I have also discovered that Sampson Smith created the green version of this china as well.
God bless Cathy(Australia)

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