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Monday, September 5, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday-New Cup and New Tea Pot!

Hello All!
Happy Tea Cup Tuesday once again!

Here is my newest cup that I found at a Goodwill store for only $1.50!

It is a lovely shape and a very generous size (which I love!). The color palate is lovely with the pinks and lilacs.

Just a simple loop handle and gold trim around the plate.

I was researching this company on the internet and found no information. I did find one very frustrated collector who said she was unable to get answer about this company, even from the company (Bohemia Ceramics or Thun Karlovarsky Porcelan) who may be the original company. Considering her backstamps, I could hazard a guess at somewhere around the 1960s. Maybe one of you have some knowledge of this backstamp?

This little tea pot I found in England while driving through the New Forest. There was a quaint little antique shop on the road and as we passed by I shouted "Ooooh loook!" and my dear hubby pulled over and patiently waited while I look inside for treasures.

It is a tiny little pot, standing about 7'' tall, and has this beautiful top on it. See the lovely ruffled edge? The footing is ruffled too.

I find the handle so unusual, it looks like one handle from one side and two handles from the other side. See what I mean?

I adore the ruffle like handle with the sponged gold accents!

The delicate spout with sponged gold accents as well.

The flowers that decorate it are gorgeous in pastel shades of pink, purple, lilac, white, yellow and green! This is a very cheerful looking little tea pot!
If I remember correctly, I only paid about 9 pound for it!

Again, I came up empty while researching this backstamp. It may have been created in Limoges, France. But by whom and where??? I did see some information that Martin Freres and Brothers used a bird with ribbons in it's mouth with one ribbon saying "France". There was not an image with this information to compare with. So again, I can only guess. And this time, I do not even have enough information to risk a guess. If one of you happens to have a good book on Limoges, maybe you will find this backstamp in there.

Martha and I are very much enjoying visiting all of you each week! Last week we really saw some gorgeous tea cups, thank you so much each and everyone of you who participated! Thank you also, for all of you who stopped by to visit us!

If you would like to join in this week. Just go and create a post about a tea cup (or two...) that you would like to share with us. Let us know about how you came to have it, it's history, and dare we ask for a photo of the backstamp? That would be fab too!

Once you have your post up, come back and link up with Linky tools below.
We are excited to see what you have this week!


{oc cottage} said...

Oh my! That teacup is AWESOME!!!!

m ^..^

{oc cottage} said...

oooops! and the TEAPOT! GORGEOUS!

m ^..^

Sandi McLean said...

Lovely new cup! Your pot is a beauty. I do mean to join in on a Tuesday soon!

Diann said...

Hi Terri! Your little thrifted teacup is so pretty. Don't you just get so excited to find a lovely teacup and then see such an amazing thrifty price tag! I always look like a kid in a candy store when I find one like that! And that little teapot is s lovely! What beautiful details on it. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely teacup, Terri, but the teapot has me swooning! Love it! How lovely that you found it in England and were able to transport it back home. Thanks for sharing.


parTea lady said...

Your bargain teacup is beautiful and so is the Limoges teapot. That is quite an unusual and pretty handle. What a great reminder of your trip.

Unknown said...

ok, that is a DEAL if I have ever seen one...and that teapot, I think I almost feel over. LOVELY!

Tea & Chocolate Guy said...

Fabulous find at the GW ~ I hope the ones in our area have wonderful treasures to be discovered ~ can't wait to see.

WOW!!! gorgeous tea pot! it is so elegant ... thank you for hosting such a fabulous Tea party with Martha!! xo HHL

Anonymous said...

Oh, Terri - don't you just love the Goodwill find! I found my little treasures today in a Goodwill shop - though I only mentioned it as a thrift story in my text. Your cup is sweet - but that pot is really a prize! Such an unusual size and shaping - and straight out of a English antique shop! I have a couple of young friends going to England for study. I'm sending them with a money card and instructions to get me something wonderful - but not sure how to direct them otherwise. They are young men, so tea things might not be up their alley. They are former players in my melodrama troupe finishing their college careers. Perhaps I should just let them loose in an English antique shop and trust God to lead them to just the treasure that might bless me - and subsequently a blog post - to perfection!

Miss KAthy

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, I am in love with the teapot! What a little beauty!~ I like the teacup too and such a deal. Thanks for having us.

Marie said...

Hello there Terri! Love your finds this week, but really really love your new teapot. You hit the jackpot with that one. Happy Tuesday my friend!

debi said...

Two beautiful finds! I love the sweet tea cup. The pink and lavender are such a pretty combination.

And the teapot, what a treasure. The shape, and floral pattern is beautiful, and I love the ruffly design.

Becky said...

I love that tea pot and what a wonderful find on your tea cup!

Dorthe said...

Terri, your tea cup is so sweet- BUT the pot is something very special, how gorgeously beautiful it is- wonderful find , and memory from your tour.

Micupoftea said...

GORGEOUS pieces, love the photos. The buttons add such charm! I do not have any Limoges. Beautiful pieces and such wonderful finds! Happy September :)

♥ Miss Tea said...

what a gorgeous teacup and teapot! i too love the ruffled handles with gold color, absolutely beautiful, the design and pattern, sorry to hear that u cant find who made it but it's just gorgeous to look at! Blessings, Susan

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Terri,
the Czech tea cup is really pretty. I am not sure, but when you ask for Thun porcelain, have a look on www.thun.cz and use an automatic transplator. Maybe it is the maker, I don't know. Your china collection is always amazing. This are real juwels. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Maravilhosa terça-feira!

excelente semana!

Farah said...

Oh Terri ... What a feminine touch they have... such a delicacy and beauty... very lovely ... The pink colour is so beautiful that any one loves to hold it in her hands... pretty collection
Come to me at

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
Today I have lot of problems with my computer and I can´t link up
I´ll try later
Your tea cup is lovely!

Zaa said...

Sweet Sweet Teapot and the Bavarian cups seem to match quite nicely.. You always find such lovely pieces....I missed you all last week, so I'm excited to catch up... Hugs

Darlene - The Tea Enthusiast's Scrapbook said...

Hi Terri,


The tea cup and teapot are totally Shabby Chic! Rachel Ashwell watch out! LOL!

Happy Tea Cup Tuesday!

Blessings, Darlene

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

Your tea cup is lovely but that tea pot is to die for!!


Carrie said...

The teapot is just exquisite...what an elegant souvenir of your trip!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

charming teapot Terri! plus the added memories of its discovery!
today i've posted just an invitation to tea as i'm w/o my teacups at hand ~ hoping you'll enjoy the R&R at FHC '')

Rose M. Rodriguez said...

Hi Terri. It is always an inspiration watching your precious treasures! The cup is beautiful, but the tea pot that does not really show us is very common, beautiful! detail on the handle or the beautiful colors, the shape of the turns as I always say a beautiful treasure. receives warm greetings from the Caribbean. Rose Marie

Charlotte said...

Oh I love the teapot! It is beautiful!! And the cup:)

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Terri,
I loved your new cup!
Bohemia has always produced very fine beautiful porcelain and this is a good sample of it.
But the Limoges teapot is stunning and with a very typical Limoges decoration. Unfortunately I don't know much about Limoges backstamps, so I can't help you here...
Thanks for sharing these beauties.

Createology said...

Such a special and beautiful teapot and to think it just called out your name as you were driving by in England. That was a very fortunate stop your dear hubby made. Blissful tea sipping dear...

Marianne C. said...

Hello Terri...I've been sooo busy, but I just had to stop by to say 'hello'. Your cup/saucer is very pretty - I love the colors and pattern. Your teapot is stunning! The shape and colors, the flower designs and gold accents are beautiful. I'm glad I stopped by, as always.

Have a glorious day,

romance-of-roses said...

Terri, you did much better than I did on our tea cups. You paid only $1.50 what a deal. Love the tea pot, such dainty little flowers. Hugs...Lu

Lady Linda said...

What a steal on the cup and saucer. The teapot is so pretty....all the colors I adore. I'm sure it likes living in your home now.

GardenOfDaisies said...

This Limoge teapot is really beautiful. Backstamps really can be very interesting. I hope you find the information you are searching for.

Victoria said...

HI Terri...oh my gosh..I am in LOVE with that tea pot!!oooh..you luckya gal..i want ont now too!

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