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Monday, July 12, 2010

Happy Tea Cup Tuesday!

Hello All! Can you believe it is Tuesday again....already????
Time flies when we are having fun! Martha and I are having a grand time playing tea cups with you each week. Please stop by and see the fabulous Martha, she will have gorgeous cups for you to oooh and aaahhhh over(like I do each week!).
Today I am sharing a cup with you that I use often. It is not an old cup, I have had it for about 10 years or so. It was new when I bought it. This cup is full of vibrant colors and is a lovely summer tea cup. I have always loved the beautiful pansy flower and this tea cup is covered with them! It is a well made cup and feels very good in the hands.

This is, I believe, a split handle with a thumb rest at the top.

It was made by the Duchess China Co. One of the many companies that have changed hands over the years.

I use this tea pot with it. The colors are complimentary and so spring like as well. Very vibrant. It was made in England by the Windsor China Co. This pot holds about 5 cups of tea. Yea!

A vintage compact I bought in France, along with a butterfly pin I also found there.

An ATC (artist trading card) that I created to remind myself to encourage my hopes! The back says...."not your fears". The lovely girl image is from Paperwhimsy.
The stamp set is by Tim Holtz.

Thank you so much for dropping by today. If you have a tea cup you would like to showcase with us please make your post first and then come back and sign up with Mr. Linky below. It is really easy, just fill in the two blanks and you will be automatically added to the list and we can all come see you!


Ooops! I forgot the first time I posted this, that I have a Tea Cup Tuesday Giveaway going on!!!
I am offering for your reading pleasure...

I am reading one of these books now, and it is really fascinating. It is about teatime history through Jane Austen's eye's. Just leave a comment and mention that you would like to enter for this book.
Good luck to you all.


Denise@alloverroses said...

Terri your tea cup is gorgeous! I love the color of the pansies and your tea pot goes beautifully with it. Thank you for hosting another fun Tuesday!

Vicki said...

Hello, Terri, my friend,
I, too, love pansies, and your tea cup is the sweetest!! I love the tea pot you have chosen to accompany it, so bright and cheerful. The compact and butterfly from France are gorgeous. Love your ATC and the message from it. Thank you for being such a gracious hostess for our tea party each week. Sending love and hugs to you~ Vicki

Susan said...

Hi Terri! Your pansy cup is just lovely. Oh, soooooo pretty. Thanks for hosting this Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha. You two girls are the best. Susan Oh, by the way, I'd love to get that book! Sign me up, will you?

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
What a lovely teacup and teapot! I love pansies and how beautifully they go together. I would love to win a copy of that book. Please add my name to the hat. Thank you and have a wonderful week.


Vicki said...

Terri, I forgot to say that I would love to be a part of your generous giveaway of that wonderful book. Vicki

Jocelyn said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I have not been able to link up with Tea Tuesdays because we are moving, but once we get settled in, I would love to join in again :-)


Createology said...

Please do not enter me as I just won your beautiful Limoges teacup. This teacup is beautiful and it looks lovely with your teapot. Great ATC and wonderful words to remind yourself daily. Happy tea drinking...

Snap said...

Love the tea cup and the tea pot takes my breath away! Gorgeous. Love the book, too and I think I've already said I'd like it!!!!! :D : D :D

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Terri! Your pansy teacup is a little work of art! I'm afraid I messed up your Linky! The first link was not my permalink so I re-posted. Maybe the first can be deleted? Sorry! Thanks for hosting--I always enjoy participating--Jacqueline

Anonymous said...

I ADORE the pansy teacup....the colors are just so pretty! Can you imagine a nice cuppa with a lemon scone on the side?
And the teapot is just so pretty...those flowers are perfectly painted! 5 cups????
Oh, how nice that you are giving away that lovely book. Somebody is going to be a lucky girl!
Nice ATC my PW friend!

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Terri :) What a lovely Teacup and Teapot you have for us this week! They go very well together. My daughter would love the purple colors of these, as purple is her favorite color.

Happy Teacup Tuesday!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

xinex said...

Your tea cups are always so beautiful, Terri, and this is no exception. The teapot is gorgeous also. I love dishes that are made in England....Christine

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

OOOOO, the floral tea cup and tea pot are beautiful! What a delightful way to have tea in the summer. Thank you for hosting. laurie

paperbutterfly said...

Thank you for hosting once again. A highlight to our week.
The compact and the butterfly are Tres chic! Wonderful memories of France.
Wonderful pairing the pansy tea cup with the teapot. Compliment each other, wonderfully.
Please add my name to the hat for your generous giveway.
Have a blessed week. Pam

Unknown said...

What a wonderful giveaway! How nice of you. I love tea. I can just picture myself sitting on a comfy chair sipping tea and looking at that fabulous book...lol
Good Luck to all who enter! You have a pretty blog too.
Have a great week,
Janets Creative Pillows

BECKY said...

Hi Terri! Gorgeous tea cup and tea pot!! Lovely, lovely, lovely! I don't remember if I've already "entered" the contest, but you can add me, if I haven't! Thanks!

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

Hey! I shared a pansy cup and saucer this week too! Great minds think alike! :D

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Terri,
I accidentally posted the link twice..the first one was a mistake. The second one is right :) :) OH, I love flowers..and I love pansies. My local grocdery was selling some awhiel back and I snapped a photo of the purple/yellow ones...just like the ones on your teacup. The colors on all of your tea things are so rich and intense. I love it!!!
Please enter me in the giveaway for the book about having tea with Jane Austen!!! Have a great week, Love and hugs, Heather :)

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Your pansey teacup is just lovely, beautiful colours and I can see it working really well with the teapot. Love the ATC, so important to remind ourselves sometimes, and encourage ourselves :)

KathyB. said...

As usual, beautiful teacup! I very much like the tea pot too and they do compliment each other.

Tea With Jane Austen sounds to be a great read, especially while drinking tea from one of my pretty tea cups!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Dear Terri, your tea cup is just lovely and so is the teapot! I don't have pansies in my collection but I guess about time I find one.. coz after looking at your teapot.. the set looks so sweet!

Lesley said...

I love seeing your teacups, and I espedially love this one with pansies, my favourite flower. I would love to win te book. Thank you for giving me a chance. Blessings

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Terri;
That is such a lovely teacup!Such beautiful artwork on the cup and pot.
I like your ATC too.
At the start of the weekend, I was blessed with a terrible cold and am still trying to get rid of it. Posting to Teacup Tuesday or any posting just wasn't in the cards for me. There's always next week. See you on the blog.

Appleshoe said...

Hello Terri- Your Teapot and Cup are so bright and cheery together; a lovely summer tea. I have that same butterfly pin (only in silver) left from my Grandmother. I wonder if she also picked it up in France. Take care.

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Anything floral is gorgeous in my eyes and this lovely cup and teapot are no exception! How beautiful and perfect together.
I would love to enter for the book as I read incessantly....
Have a wonderful week!
Tina xo

Anonymous said...

Wow, Terri, more participants every week! Many to visit today!
Thank you again, for doing this.

Werna Gail said...

Terri,Have you been by my blog yet? Oh my, the company that made my cups I posted today must have borrowed the pattern from the co. that made your tea cup and tea pot.
The handles are different and mine does not have any fine gold trim but it is the same flower design.
I like yours better.LOL!

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
I love pansies too so I think your cup today is lovely and your tea pot is really pretty with that beautiful flowers
Thank you for let me share my tea cups with you

Lady Katherine said...

Terri, I do love your pansy teacup! I decided I now love pansy and violet teacups! lol The Teapot is so pretty!Your card is adorable! Hope! Love it! Oh, your compact is so lovely from France! The butterfly brooch I do love, for I love to collect them, for scarfs I weave or knit for gifts! Just love, love it! What a proud owner you are! I know I would treasure it and keep it always!

jane maday said...

Hi Terri,
Gorgeous cup and teapot as always! It is so much fun to see all the lovely things. I added your blog to my blog's favorites, so people could find it more easily. Thanks for hosting, and I would love to enter your giveaway too!

Susan Freeman said...

What a precious tea cup. It just must make you smile each time to use it! Thank you for another TCT. My the weeks do fly by don't they??

Susan and Bentley

parTea lady said...

The florals on your Duchess cup are really lovely. The pretty daffodil teapot compliments it perfectly.

What a beautiful compact and pin you found in France. I also like your ATC - great advice.

Queen of Tides said...

Just discovered your blog, how lovely! I would love to be entered in the book giveaway. I collect tea cups and all things related to Victorian high tea and I love the works of Jane Austen. So glad I found you!

Patti said...

That is one gorgeous teapot!!! Love the teacup too.

Actually, it's hard to find any teacups that aren't lovely, isn't it? I'm not sure I've ever seen any.

I also must say, I love your little trading card. Keeping hopes alive and encouraged is SO important...that is the main reason I am using the username A Hopeful Heart instead of my real name. ALL of us have to keep a hopeful heart. Without hope, I would be depressed out of my mind.


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

what a lovely tea cup and saucer!! I love those sweet pansies!!
And the tea pot is so elegant looking!!

Thanks so much for hosting Tea Cup Tuesday!!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had to scroll back and forth between the tea cup and tea pot to see that they didn't match exactly. Had you not said something, I think I might have missed it. Yes, they do compliment each other perfectly.

Have a lovely Tea Cup Tuesday and since I've started drinking tea, I would love to know everything I can about tea, so would love to read that book.

Anonymous said...

Well hello there! This is my first visit to your site - wow - I really like it! (I love tea and was reading The Times-Herald's 'Tea With Friends,'
blog site, which I truly enjoy visiting.
Please enter me in your contest - I will be back for more visits and thank you, Joanie in Georgia

Linda Vincent said...

You have such a wonderful collection of teacups Terri ....you will soon have your own museum! (And I think its wonderful that so many of them are linked to England :-)
This one is very precious and sweet...
Great ATC too...love the quote (and how true).

Lynn said...

Hi Terri, you really do have a large collection, where do you keep it all? I have not even unpacked my tea cups yet, but one of these days when I have time to visit all of the lovely blogs I will join in :)
I love the flowers on this tea cup especially, oh and I must share a tea pot I found at the local thrift shop, it's just beautiful.
Hugs, Lynn

Bill said...

I hope it's okay for a guy to enter. I've been known to raise a cup of tea or two. :O) Your cups are beautiful!

Victoria said...

Hi Terri...i am simply admiring all your pretty cups and sets..just gorgeous..and I love your ATC..beautiful..and so inspirational!
Thanks for always leaving a kind sparkle! Missed my chance to play tea time this week..i am sure to play next!
Have a beautiful day! again..gorgeous dreamy photos..I so crave a tea now!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Delightful tea cup and pot! What a wonderful post Terri! I love your ATC too ~ very great message!

JoAnne said...

Hi Terri,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the pansy teacup and that compact from France is to die for!
The book is a wonderful giveaway-sounds like a good read.

Nancy Yoakum said...

One of my old friends went to England and brought me back not one but two cups and saucers that I have treasured dearly dearly for many years. It makes it extra special having a cup of tea out of one of them with homemade cookies baked with love. I LOVE all things Jane Austen, and would love the book!

Thanks for the lovely post!


kimberly shaw said...

Your teacup and tea pot are so pretty. I love Tea Cup Tuesday for all the wonderful teacups that are shared. Hope I can squeeze in some time to get back to sharing also.

I would love to be entered in your amazing give away. The book looks absolutely delightful.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love your gorgeous teapot and cup! You always have the most beautiful pieces! Happy Sunday! :)

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