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Monday, April 26, 2010

Tea Time Tuesday with Friends

Hello Everyone, it is time once again to look through the china cabinet and choose a cup to share.
Today, I am sharing more than one, I am sharing two that have come to me from friends this past week! Wow, was I surprised! Each was sent with a note of well wishes for my health. I am so thankful for all the well wishes you all have sent me in the past few weeks. Thank you so very much, you are all so kind and so dear to me.
The first cup is from Terri at Designs by Terri Gordon
Isn't it gorgeous? It is from Bavaria, the backstamp is faded, but I can read that much. The only other thing on the stamp are three letters. It is such a lovely cup to hold. I am going to have some strong green tea in this one!
From my research it seems that this company called Porzellanfabrik Moschendorf, began in 1898 in Barvaria, changed hands once, and stuggled during the war due to the owner not wanting to comply with the socialist government of the time. His home was used for military purposes and they wanted him to only make things for the war. Which he refused. Eventually he passed away, and having no children, he left the company and all his belongings to his house keeper. She sold the company two years later. This cup was likey made between 1904 and 1938, I know that is a large margin there, but it is so hard to find out more.

The second cup is from Kim at Tabby's Place. This adorable cup just fits in my hand. It is a tiny size, maybe a child size cup. It was made at the Potteries in Longton, England, where so much of the English china was made. The company that made it was Tuscan, and this cup was made as early as 1947, but maybe as late as 1969. The Tuscan company eventually became part of the Wedgwood group. It is such a bright and pretty cup! I just love it!

Thank you so much Terri and Kim! What lovely surprises!

If you want to join in our Tea Cup Tuesday, just fill in the two blanks below in Mr. Linky and hit enter. You will automatically be added to the list, so we can come and see your tea cups!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Don't forget to visit Martha, we are partners in this together, and she always has beautiful china to share.



Natasha in Oz said...

Terri, thank you for sharing these special cups and letting me know about their background. I am slowly building up a collection of tea cups and love seeing all of the different collections you and Martha have.

Thank you for having me today.

Best wishes,

Martha's Favorites said...

Terri: I love your two special cups. Special cups for a special lady! Lots of love, Martha

Patricia said...

Once again a beautiful post. My favorite cup and saucer is your second photo - I love the shade of yellow it has. Has a great rest of the week.

Theresa said...

Such lovely cups the ladies gave you! They will hold the special meaning of friendship in them! When I am over my little head cold I will have to venture out as the season gets into yard sale time and look for some lovely vintage tea cups.
All my best, x Theresa

Little Pink Studio said...

Hi Terri,
I just spent some time catching up on your blog, and first let me tell you that cheery yellow tea cup in this post is stunning! What a wonderful treasure to have!
I also adore your assemblage doll house pieces you have made, they are both so charming and inspiring. I think I will order the book you mentioned.
Also watched your tutorials, they're so wonderful, thank you!!
Hope your week is lovely,

Wanda Lee said...

What very pretty, utterly lovely and cheerful cups!~ I especially love the yellow and floral one!..,

I sam joining in once again and hope that you will also pop over and join in my Tuesday and Wednesday tea time fun as well my dear!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

What beautiful teacups from sweet friends. So lovely! I've been through many of your past posts. All of your teacups and creations are just beautiful. In fact, every post is filled with fabulous goodness! Hope you continue to be well. Many blessings, Tammy

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

What beautiful tea cups and how sweet to have them gifted to you!!
They are wonderful additions to your collection!!

Victoria said...

Wow..such pretties...yay...I love them all! Gorgeous colors..and the displays are magical! Lovely read too..so interesting to learn about!! Have a happy tea time! Wishing you many sparkles!

Denise@alloverroses said...

Terri, Your cups are beautiful! I love the yellow one! Your pictures are lovely! Have a wonderful day! Denise

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
You have the prettiest teacups! They are even more wonderful because they were gifts to you. Your presentations are lovely as well. Thank you for sharing and please stop by and pay me a visit, won't you? Tea parties are such fun, aren't they? Wishing you a lovely day.


Anonymous said...

Hi there, loved your tea time with friends post today! it is so sweet to see the kind gestures of dear friends! well done!
i have joined in today's tea cup tuesday frenzy....and this time, I didn't break any bone china! yeah!!!! hurray me!

have a brilliantly sunny day....just like the gorgeous yellow tea cup! I love that one!

ciao bella
creative carmelina was here!

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, The tea cup I sent you, I have another, so I want to thank you for sharing the information about it. I really enjoyed reading your post. I love the yellow tea cup from Kim, how wonderful. I am hoping and praying for good news for you this week. Thanks again for doing Tea Cup Tuesday. I really enjoy it and it is really growing. Have a wonderful week my friend. Hugs, Terri

Ivy said...

Dear Terri, I'm so happy you liked the teacup I sent you! I thought the colors were so cheerful and happy. I'm so glad it brightened your day!

I love the teacup that Terri Gordon sent you...it's just lovely!

I joined your Tuesday Teacup and will post a teacup next week.


Beth said...

What fabulous teacups, Terri! Thanks for sharing these!

Bunnym said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely cups and all the interesting history...an added bonus. Have a wonderful day.


Linda Vincent said...

Hi Terri
....thanks for the comments you left for me. Im answer to your question, if you follow the link to Jean you will see a tutorial on how to felt the flowers together.
If you can't find it let me know.
Linda xo

Linda Vincent said...

....or even 'IN answer to your question' lol !!!! :-)

Doni said...

Hi Terri! I'm joining you this week for your Tea Time Tuesday with Friends!!!! Your lovely china pieces are gorgeous!!!
Thanks so much,

Susan said...

Very pretty cups, Terri. Loved the history, too. That lucky housekeeper! Bet she got a good amount for her bank account. Good for her! Sincerely, Susan

Anonymous said...

Terri, I just found your blog and I love it! I'm now a follower and will add you to my list of favorites because I won't want to miss anything!
Happy Tuesday!

Cottage Sunshine said...

Hi Terri! I am finding your blog today for the first time...and I am joining your party! :) Thank you so much for hosting...I love tea cups & tea pots! :)

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Cottage Sunshine said...

ahhh! I did that wrong! I linked it up to my blog instead of to that particular "tea time"...sorry! :( I will do better next time!

hugs, carolyn

Debby said...

Hi Terri, how sweet to get these beauties in the mail. They are both gorgeous and so special.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Dear Terri,

I really love your teacups especially the Bavarian ones.. welp, who doesn't when one comes with lush & lovely roses as that!

thanks for sharing and have a good week!

The Tablescaper said...

Love the yellow set. It's just beautiful.

- The Tablescaper

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Thank you for hosting such a fun meme. I plan to participate often! I love your yellow teacup. It's my favorite color and you don't see too many teacups in that color. It just brings a smile to my face. Thanks for sharing!

Home and Heart said...

What a lovely collection. I especially love the sunny yellow that reminds me of Springtime Daffodils!

Awishdream said...

Hi Terri,
Hope you're doing well...
I've joined "Teacup Tuesday" I love teacups & teapots!
Hope you'll come visit me I've posted my first teacup today!

Have a great week!
~Melanie :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Terri,
I just came over from Diane Knotts Musings... so happy to "meet" you.
Your teacups are lovely - even more so because they are special gifts!
I've added your blog to my blogroll and look forward to visiting often.
Wishing you a beautiful day,

Thespa McLaughlin said...

What a gorgeous blog! Diane sent me over and I've just added a link to you on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Beautiful teacups! My daughter would really love the one with the yellow band. So cheerful!

Dorthe said...

Beautifull cuo of tea, Love your china-
I found you over at Diane`s blog
Diane Knott-
and love your small houses , have to take a closer look, later.

Brenda said...

What lovely tea cups and lovely friends to bless you with such wonderful gifts.

Rita said...

Dear Terri,
your cups are both lovely and coming from friends is making them even more special.
Must say the bavarian one is my fave although the Tuscan cup is also a precious collector's piece so you've been a veruy lucky girl.
Wish you all the bet with your health

Sugar Lump Studios said...

two more adorable cups! You have the most beautiful collection!

Lady Katherine said...

How lovely these special tea cups are! So wonderful to receive from wonderful friends. I loved hearing the history on these two cups. Get well wishes to you.

Gratitude and Joy said...

Love the tea cups they are beautiful! You did such a wonderful job of researching the cups backgrounds I found it very informative. Love you sis!

Claudia said...

Hi Terri,

Thanks so much for your wonderful comment today! I would be happy to send you my address but I can't find your email address.

If you click on my profile, you can find my email address. Send me a note and I will respond with my address.

Thank you for being such a good friend.


Bunty said...

What lovely gifts to receive - they are certainly very pretty additions to your collections.

Hope you are keeping well. Enjoy your weekend.

Barbara :)

Sarah Keerie said...

A beautiful post and I love the rest too xx

trassydicosta said...

It's just beautiful.!!!
thank you for sharing the yellow set with a gorgeous flower.
beautiful post.send flowers china

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