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Monday, November 29, 2010

Hello All and welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
I am delighted that you have stopped by!
Today is the day Martha and I celebrate and show off our tea cups.
If you have a love of tea cups too, and some to show off, please join us by signing up below.
Today my cup is simple, but elegant....in my humble opinion.
I do love the corset shaped cup. I also absolutely love this shade of blue/green.

It looks quite plain in the photo, it was a stormy day when I took the pictures. But this cup is not plain at all. The flowers inside really liven it up.

As you can see by the backstamp, it was made in England by Aynsley, this company often created the corset shaped cup. The hand written number (?) in black could signify the artist of the cup. John Anysley started his company in 1788 because he loved to collect china. His son tried to follow in his father's work, but was not able to run the company well. Mr. Aynsley's grandson began to work at the company at age 9, sometimes working 16 hour days to learn the business. He did much better than his older brother, and the company did very well.

Below is the end result of my crazy idea to create a tea cozy from vintage laces, buttons, ribbons and a huge rhinestone button. I actually do love how it turned out, very eclectic. Also below are the Christmas trees that I bleached. I love all the different colors.

The rhinestone button top.

Below are three of my new vintage tea spoons, these are tiny spoons used in tea cups. They are smaller than a traditional teaspoon here in the US.

Thank you so much for coming by today!
I am so glad you could come. I hope that you all had a lovely Thanksgiving (those of you from the US). It is almost December!!! One more day and then it is countdown to Christmas.
Remember to stop by and visit dear Martha!


Vicki said...

Hi, Terri,
What a gorgeous color for a tea cup. Love the roses on the inside, too. Your cup is truly beautiful and elegant. The same can be said for the great tea cozy you made, love it!! Thank you for being our kind hostess each week~love always~Vicki

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: I just love your tea cup this week. The beautiful teal color is amazing. Is it hard to dye the Christmas trees? I have always wanted to learn. Love you lots, Martha

Createology said...

Your tea cup is beautiful. Your tea cozy is over the moon fabulous. I had no idea you made it until I read the post. It is exquisite. Happy week to you...

Lou said...

Hi Terri,
That cup is absolutely gorgeous!! I just the love the color and design! Definitely elegant! The Tea Cosy is just divine!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

lovely teacup and teaspoons! Terri~
hoping you'll love the Celtic Christmas music i've posted :) perfect for taking timeout for tea!

Farah said...

Hi Terri.... like always a unique piece of cup... I specially love the colour and how precious the rose inside... I normally see the handle first although its simple but very delicate look it has... And yes what a cute T-Cozy cover it is... A creative touch...Lovely
Can you please spare a little bit of your time for my new post, its something different I hope you enjoyed

Norma Bennett said...

Such a pretty colour, and it's initial unadorned 'look' is deceiving, I love how the pretty flower hides a little on the inside to delight the drinker of the tea but not brazenly available for all to see :)

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Terri;
Your cup is lovely, I especially love the color. And your tea cozy is absolutely gorgeous.
Did you spray the trees with bleach? That is such a cool idea to bleach the trees. TFS. Happy Holidays.

KathyB. said...

I very much like the teacup you have shown, and the simplicity of it belies the elegance.The color is beautiful and the flowers are so richly painted.Yo are right, the cup is not plain at all.

Tea cozies are fun, aren't they? I have found tea cozies to be very practical too, and use them always. A pot of tea goes a long way with a tea cozy~

Marjanne said...

O I should show my collection of old dutch teaspoons!
The cup is wonderful and I love the teapotcosy. Lovely!!
Thanks for your nice com at my blog, My husband came home from 3 weeks hospital again and is doing much better, so YES I am happy

anouk said...

Hi, Terry,
I´ve joined to your Tea Cup Thursday Party few weeks ago. Princesa Nadie show me your place. I have no so beautiful tea cups and photos but I love tea and your party, so, here I am.
Today I have my tea in Wonderland, all of you are welcome.

parTea lady said...

Your Aynsley tea cup is beautiful. I really like the corset shape and that gorgeous blue color.

Your tea cozy is lovely too- very elegant looking.

debi said...

I love your teacup Terri! It's such a pretty blue and I love the roses inside!
And I LOVE your tea cozy! Beautiful!!

Bookie said...

The tea cup is pretty, the color reminding me of the 1950 popular aquas and pinks.

The tea cozy is just darling!I am impressed with your creative idea. I have knitted a couple, but favor using the quilted ones. However, yours is so pretty and would be such a nice visual at a Victorian themed tea!

Catherine said...

Lovely! My daughter's favorite color is aqua and I can just picture her with this amazing cup and saucer.
Love your photos, thanks for sharing another beauty with us

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Terri! Your tea cup is lovely. I love the color, the shape and the pretty flowers inside. Your idea for a tea cozy is brilliant ~ so pretty and I really like the Christmas trees too.

Susan and Bentley

Kelsie from Our Country Home and Studio Photography said...

Hey Terri,
Thank you for stopping by our garden teaparty...I realized my mistake as soon as I made it with linking to last weeks party.
I love your teacup and the tea cozy is adorable...I do like how your trees turned out also.
I am currently on the look out for some small teaspoons...I am thinking our next trip to Micanopy will be the best time to find them.
Have a lovely week
Blessings Kelsie

Jann said...

Your tea cup is beautiful, (I LOVE the color), and the tea cozy is just gorgeous!

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Beautiful cup and saucer Terri, so reminiscent of a stormy sky over the rose garden!
I absolutely love the tea cozy! That is so lovely and looks perfect by the cup and saucer. Great photo also...
Tina xo

Rella said...

Oh my goodness!! The teacup is totally gorgeous...I love the surprise of roses on the inside. And the cozy!!!!!!!! my heart skipped a happy little beat when I saw it. I am in love with it, my friend..total love. thank you for sharing.

xox Rella

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
I just love your teacup as it is one of my favourite colours! Aqua has been a colour I swoon over for as long as I can remember! How lovely it is with the bouquet of posies inside the cup itself; love it! And I'm crazy for your lacey tea cozy! Very feminine; just the way I like them! Enjoyed your tea post very much; thank you for sharing.


Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Hi Terri,

I love this shade of blue! Such a pretty cup. Aynsley made so many beautiful wares. I have a lampshade with this blue color and pink roses...it would look so pretty paired with your cup and saucer.

The tea cozy is just exquisite! Pretty vintage spoons too!


paperbutterfly said...

Its the perfect cup!! Colour, shape and little rose, matches your blog to a tea.

Sorry I am so late, but couldn't miss it.

Have a blessed week.

Steph said...

Oooo...I LOVE teh Aynsley teacup. Such a lovely color, and the profile of the teacup is very elegant and streamlined. Not too frilly, just right!

Bernideen said...

The cozy is darling!

Lena said...

I so love your tea cozy. It's so pretty Terri, as is your teacup. 'Course I haven't seen one yet, that you've shared, that hasn't been simply lovely.

Nancy said...

What a lovely teacup and saucer. The color is gorgeous and as I love roses, the flowers inside are just the perfect accompanyment. I don't think I have ever seen a cup in this shape before. The tea cozy is wonderful! How my Bleuette dolls would love that vintage lace. Now, would you tell us how you bleached the trees?

Marianne C. said...

Your tea cup is a wonderful color - bright and vivid; and the floral painting on it is delightful! You did an amazing job with the tea cozy; very vintage, very warm, very pretty.

Ash said...


thanks a ton for stopping by & sharing your love... It means a lot when it comes from experts like u, who are G, in what they do.... I loved the banner... And yes! I have an admiration towards cups & mugs... Added a link to my Pricey possessions... May not be as Rich as yours.... but I love them..... I am just crazy to collect them, any of which I hardly use.... Hope 2 c u often... Hugs))))

Happy Celebrations!!!!


Beth said...

Love your tea cosy and cup, Terri! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Hugs, Beth

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