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Monday, April 5, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday....Already!

Happy Tea Cup Tuesday everyone!
Today I am sharing one of my favorite cups of all time. It is not old. But I absolutely love the strawberries in the bottom of the cup. If you drink a clear tea like Chamomile you can still see the berries when you are drinking. I also love the little flowers painted on it,as well as the gorgeous fancy gold trimming.

This is a Paragon cup. Paragon is a famous china pottery company. The backstamp suggests early 1960's. Although I couldn't actually find an example of it online. Paragon apparently often used different backstamps from time to time from older dates as well as ones that didn't last long enough to be categorized.

I bought this cup in Canada as well. I have bought quite a few there on my trip to visit family. I love to bring a cup home from a trip.

The title on my first photo is "Beauty opens the Heart". This is something that I have noticed about myself over the years. If I am feeling down, sad, even a little hopeless, noticing something beautiful always cheers me. Have you ever started off a challenging day only to walk out side and see the beautiful sky....and then sighed at its vast beauty....and then feel lighter inside? That is what I mean about "opens the heart".

So I have made it my quest to notice beauty, not just on difficult days, but any day, any time and any where. It is amazing to me that one can find beauty anytime one wants to. It is always there waiting to be noticed. I have seen it in hospitals, groceries stores, laundromats, airplanes, highways, downtowns, garbage dumps......and within myself.

So cheers to everyone today!

If you want to join in our TT day. Just fill in the two boxes below on Mr. Linky. Then hit enter. You will automatically be added to our list and we can come visit you.

Make sure you visit Martha over at her blog Martha's Favorites. She is a truly lovely woman and her blog is always fun to visit.

Hugs to you all,


Janet Ghio said...

Your tea cup is just exquisite!! What a treat it would be to drink out of it!!

Anonymous said...

We have great taste in teacups Terri. I have quite a few cups from the same company! They sure were prolific!
Beautiful strawberries...makes my mouth water! 'Tis the season for sweet berries, isn't it?
Thanks for a beautiful posting and for Teacup Tuesday!

Victoria said...

Hi Terri..yay..I always look forward to see what you'll share! GORGEOUS..it is indeed very special! And sooo beautiful!! I bet tea tastes magical in there!!Lovely post!

Createology said...

Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

This teacup is beautiful!

I totally agree with seeing beauty whne you are having one of those "yuck' kind of days can completely turned the day around. I think tha is one of the reasns I love all my different teacups. No matter what my mood is, if I go and pick out a pretty teacup, sit down for a couple of minutes to myself and drink a cup of tea from one of them my day improves immediately.

Have a wonderful day!

Ginger said...

Beautiful, awesome, I love your teacup. What time is tea?


Lou said...

A beautiful post Terri and I also love your choice for TT....
The Strawbs are so pretty intermingled with the flowers....
Yes it is hard to remember the "beauty" sometimes when we are having a bad one...
Take care... Thinking of you..
Love Lou xx

Hanna said...

Very beautiful tea cup, Terri!
I love your blog and all of your stunning creations, I often visit you to find inspiration.
Thank you for sharing your creative ideas!

You've got a truly deserved award at my blog. :o)

Lots of hugs from Hanna

Martha's Favorites said...

Terri: I just love your cup. Thank you for your hard work. I will try to learn how to do, I promise. I too have not been well. I will continue to pray for you. Please let me know if I can do anything to help you. You are a dear friend. Blessings, Martha


Susan said...

Very, very delicate, beautiful cup, Terri. Thanks for hosting this with Martha. Sincerely, Susan

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, your teacup is just beautiful. I love the strawberries, I have never seen one like that. Thank you for sharing and thank you for doing Teacup Tuesday's, I am really enjoying it. Hugs, Terri

Theresa said...

I just love this tea cup the strawberries and blackberries are such a beautiful pattern on the cup!
Such a lovely post~ I love seeing beauty in unexpected places~
I am finding my strawberries popping up outside I can't wait until they bloom and start producing, they came back from last years first planting.
Wishing you all the happiness of spring~ Theresa

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hello Terri!
I just invited myself to join Teacup Tuesdays :-) What a super idea for us teacup lovers!
Your tuesday treat is in a word GORGEOUS! I've become a follower and look forward to your next delight for the eyes!
P.S. How do I add the tag onto my blog?? I'm new at this :-))

Patricia said...

Beautiful, beautiful tea cup. I am really enjoying all the tea cup names and history. Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful rest of the week.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Terri, your teacup is simply exquisite! Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a lovely week.


Ginger said...

Terri your teacup is so beautiful, how dainty it is. I would love to have tea with that cup for sure. Thank you for sharing.


Julia said...

I think its my first visit here and I love your blog! i just watched you shoe video and thanks so much for the inspiration!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

beautiful teacup you have! love the design.. tea must taste good in that cup.. :-)

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

This is absolutely gorgeous!!

Rita said...

your paragon cup is simply divine. I love nearly all paragon decors, especially floral ones as they are so romantic and feminine that can fill my heart with a sense of great charm. So chic, ne-cest-pas?
I'm so glad I could join in the fun of tea cup tuesday and will certainly parcipate again.
You gals have been extra nice in welcoming me to this delightful weekly appointment. definitely a day worth looking forward to.

Marlynn said...

Happy Tea Tuesday on my Windy Wednesday! You are sounding good, my friend! Hugs to you,

Sugar Lump Studios said...

this is such a lovely cup...gorgeous colors and always wonderful to have a memory with something from a trip! :)

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I'm so glad I found your blog again. I ran across it before and loved it! I thought I'd followed but I didn't. I am now! I just linked up to Teacup Tuesday as well! Please come visit as I'm having a $100 giveaway!

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