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Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Tea Cup Tuesday!

Happy Valentine's Day

A day for LOVE
How about a week for LOVE?
Or a year for LOVE?
I think I will choose a lifetime for LOVE!

Here is a sweet little cup I just found on eBay. eBay can be a lovely spot to find treasure.

I have never owned a Shelley before. With all the swirls and florals on this cup, it seems to be a very good cup for a valentine tea!

The Shelley china company created beautiful china. Their china is so thin you can see through it. Shelley's bone china clay mix had the highest percentage of ground bone of any china company. This company produced china from the late 1800's to the mid 1900's. Many consider Shelley china as the very best china ever created.

It has a very simple loop handle, but I love how it is painted pink!

See the lovely flowers and the swirls in the china itself?

Along with a nice cup of tea in my new sweet cup, how about a piece of delicious cake?

And now it is time for me to announce the winner of this lovely Valentine cup!
The winner is......

Terri Gordon!!!
I went to Random.org and put in 1-67, the number was 2 and she was the second person to comment.
Congratulations Terri!
Terri is an amazing artist and makes beautiful art.

Thank you so much for stopping by for Tea Cup Tuesday! I hope you enjoyed your visit.
I appreciate every one of you who come by, and I love reading your comments.
If you would like to share one of your tea cups with us, sign in below with Mr. Linky and we can come and see your post about it.
Share how you came to have the cup...
Who made the cup...we love to see a photo of the backstamp, or tell us the maker.
What do you love about your cup?

Hugs to you All!


Jocelyn said...

Your Shelly Tea Cup is gorgeous. Congratulations to the winner! Happy Valentine's Day.


The Tablescaper said...

Oh, how I love Shelly. What a beautiful cup.

- The Tablescaper

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Your teacup is very lovely.
Blessings ~*~ Wendy ~*~

The Charm of Home said...

Both of your tea cups are lovely! I need to get on Ebay more often. Congrats to Terri!

Createology said...

This cup is perfect for a sip of Valentine tea. The colors and are so soft and feminine and beautiful. Happy Hearts to you...

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: I love your Shelly. I shared one too this week. Yours is beautiful. I wish I had so many more. Thank you for your pure heart and your kindness toward me. Hugs, Martha

Terri Gordon said...

OMG Terri, Oh what a wonderful Valentine's surprise, I just love your beautiful tea cup and I can't believe that I won. I am just so thrilled, I will think of you every time I use it. I will treasure it. Thank you so much. I love your new tea cup, it is so delicate and love the flower colors and that cake looks so yummy! Happy Valentine's Day Terri and thank you so much. I am so excited. Hugs, Terri

debi said...

Terri, your new teacup is divine! I love the beautiful design in the china, and the floral pattern is so beautiful and dainty.

Your cake looks delicious too!

Congratulations to Terri G. on your beautiful win!

Christine LeFever said...

You are amazing, Terri, and I'm delighted to have found you. Thank you for visiting my blog. I thought I emailed you today, but am not sure it was your address.

Your Shelly tea cup is beautiful. I love bone china.


♥ Miss Tea said...

what a beautiful find on ebay! love the shelley teacup you got there, i just love pink and it's so adorable too, the cake looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing the info about shelley and congrats to Terri!

Marjanne said...

This cup is so beautiful! And the cake looks so nice!! mmmm Congrats to the happy winner of the candycup.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

What a treasure you have found Terri! The pattern is so sweet and one I have never seen before. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, what a darling teacup; adorable to sip from! I have only one Shelley myself and it's a cute thing too. Happy Valentines Day!


Beth said...

Terri, Your Shelly tea cup is really pretty! Love that cake too.
Blessings, Beth

KobysCache said...

Such a dainty cup!
Thanks for inviting me to Tea Cup Tuesday!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

What a beautiful piece of Shelley! That was a wonderful ebay find and a true treasure. Thanks for hosting again.

Andrea Tablescape said...

Lovely! Thanks for hosting!

Rella said...

What a gorgeous new teacup...so sweet. And that cake...yummm!!!

Congratulations Terri G...you are back on that lucky streak again!! I am so happy you won..big hugs.

xox Rella

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Terri,
the Shelley tea cup is really charming with the soft colors and those dainty flowers. And with your strawberry cake it looks so springy.
Congratulations to Terri for wining the giveaway. Thank you for hosting this sweet event.
Have a great time.
Greetings, Johanna

Marianne C. said...

I agree, Terri...a lifetime of Love. The quote from Song of Solomon is perfect.

Your Shelly Tea cup is a breath of spring!! The flowers are sooo pretty and the blushed pink is lovely.
I wish I had a piece of that delicious looking cake!

Congratulations, Terri G.!! What a sweet teatime you will have with your new cup.


Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
I love your cup specially today!
It's such pretty...and dainty...really lovely
Happy St. Valentine Tea Cup Tuesday

Linda Vincent said...

Oh your Shelley cup is VERY pretty ...would mind some Earl Grey in that (with a slice of that scrummy cake!)


Hi. Thanks for stopping by. I hope to join one of your tea parties soon. I have lots of teacups; just got to take pics :).
~ Julie

Victoria said...

Oh my!!..what a pretty pretty post!! i love seeing all the roses surrounding..i can alost smell them..lucky!!! Super beautiful tea cup..always so fun seeing your beauty and charm here Terri..hugs to you...Happies V-day..beautiful post!

xinex said...

What a beautiful and romantic looking cup, Terri! And the dessert is glorious! Uhm, it's making me hungry right now. Congrats to the lucky winner!..Christine

Tara said...

Wow! I love you Shelly tea cup! So pretty!

paperbutterfly said...

I would love to have one Shelley teacup! Have never shopped e-bay, so I will try. Your cake is decorated so swetly.
Love your verse
Look forward to having tea with you next week.
Blessings, Pam

Micupoftea said...

what a FUN idea....hmm, wonder if I have any teacups sitting about? LOL~ Hope to play with my camera and join in the fun. :D

Kathy said...

Your teacup is just so beautiful and delicate and that strawberry dessert - scrumptious!

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri....

congratulations to the winner!

and how pretty is that Ebay Tea cup...what a precious find! it is so much fun to collect pretty things...am I right, or am I right!? lol

and yes, I too shall opt for a lifetime of love!

ciao bella!

Creative Carmelina

The Dolphin Inn said...

I am not quite sure which part of your post made me smile most, the china is so pretty and the quote so beautiful and then there came cake, and that looked totally lush, thanks for sharing such sweetness xxx

Marlynn said...

Lovely, lovely post, Terri! Your cup is adorable. Happy belated Valentine's Day to you. Hugs!

Theresa said...

Such a pretty cup! & so happy for Terri winning~ Enjoy the rest of your week, Theresa

shamanaccount said...

Lovely! Pink florals for February hearts month. This tea set, a soothing tea paired with that delicious cake,,I must be dreaming of spring.

Suz said...

You have an incredibly charming blog. I have seen your face and name on so many i like and I don't know why it took me so long to get here. Anyway...I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

I wish I had a teacup collection. I will inherit the consomme collection that we have given my mother-in-law. one by one, until she had no room for more. I look forward to having it someday.

I love looking at your teacups but think my husband would croak if I started collecting something else! Thanks for letting me enjoy your and Teacup Tuesday!


scrappygal said...

Oh what a beautiful tea cup!! That cake looks pretty good too!

Shanae Branham said...

I'm all for a year of love! I'm glad I found you. By the way, I have a contest giveaway on my blog you might find fun. Take a look. triumphandtears.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri!
When you have time, hop over and read my latest post - a little surprise for you :)

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