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Monday, October 31, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday-Halloween Tea

Halloween night! 
Many years ago when I was a child I loved this night.
I think because I really enjoyed dressing up in costume...and being allowed to eat more candy than I would have in an entire year!
Now I am older, I enjoy seeing the little ones dressed up. But also, it is the time of crisp nights, and the  smell of smoke from fireplaces in the neighborhood wafting through the air. I've loved that smell since I was little. We had a large fireplace in our home and nothing felt as comforting as a fire crackling away. I may longer go out trick or treating, but I do find a cup of tea very enjoyable and I have a large fireplace in my home, so add the two together and you have my idea of a perfect evening.


Tonight I am using a new trio I recently added to my collection. It is a lovely set, with a pale mint blue ring around the plate edge. It is hard to see in these photos, being so subtle. It really is lovely. 

This set has an elegant feel to it, the handle is simple, gilded and easy to handle. 

I do not usually find trios, and it is a pleasure to have the extra plate for a treat with my tea.

What attracted me the most to this set is the pale blue ring and the lovely gold trims.
The design is so pretty! I love the scroll leaf work in the outer rim.

The air tonight is fresh and crisp. The fire is burning in the fireplace and soft music plays in the background. It is a perfect setting for a cup of spiced tea and a good book!

Two Tea Cup Tuesdays ago I shared the only cup I owned by this company,  C. M. Hutschenreuther. Now that I have purchased this trio (and one other one I will show soon...) I have three tea cups from this company. My cup from two weeks ago had the same backstamp except below where this ones says "Germany", the other had the pattern name and year. I wish this cup had the pattern and date!

As I shared two weeks ago, Carolus Magnus Hutschenreuther began his fine porcelain company in northern Bavaria in 1814. His sons eventually began another one not that many miles away. So there were two Hutschenreuther companies. I still have not found more info or backstamps for this company.

This photo is from about 1968, I was a gypsy that year, and I think my friend Toni was Phylis Diller. I had not seen this photo for over 30 years and just got it a couple weeks ago. What memories it brings back!

Happy Halloween to all of You and may you experience many treats and no tricks!

Thank you so much for all your comments last T.T. and thank each of you for participating. I was away for 7 days waiting for my newest grandchild, and he decided to wait an extra 9 days to arrive! So I came home to take care of some business. He was born healthy and beautiful on Saturday morning. I am heading back north to see him soon! My son and family live about 20 hours north of me. I skyped (yes, can you believe that!) with him today and was so in awe of his sweetness!
Mother and son are doing very well. Grandma is over the moon!

I will be catching up with your posts this week before I return to visit them.
Hugs to you all,

Martha and I host Tea Cup Tuesday together. Make sure you visit Martha as she has so many beautiful pieces in her many collections. She also has a website, Pretty Vintage Things,  where she sells her beauties!
If you would like to join in Tea Cup Tuesday, then go and create a post with a tea cup in it, tell us about your cup, show us your backstamp...(Martha and I love to see the backstamps!). Lol!
Then come back here and link up below.
We love coming to visit all of you!


Createology said...

Congratulations Grandma. How precious to have a new grandson. Your newest tea cup and plate is beautiful. Fun memory photo of you as a gypsy. Blessings...

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

Congratulations of your new darling...a bit late or not! A lovely set from a great manufacturer. You certainly had a treat for this Halloween!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Terri,
what fabulous news. Congratulation to the newborn grandchild. I can imagine your exitment. Your new tea cup trio is really charming. I have a set of Hutschenreuther Hohenberg and I think I have given you the link to my former post. Thank you for sharing this beautiful trio and the heartwarming news.
Best greetings, Johanna

Marjanne said...

first of all congrats with the little baby!The most beautiful miracle of life!!
My daughter had her first Halloween in America, she LOVED it! And all of her life in de States... (please... I want her back...)I am so happy for her!
Such a chique cup you show us! Nice tea with the piece of appel and cinnamon!

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Terri,
Well, congratulations on your new family member! Isn't it just so magical when the little bundle arrives?
I love your teacup sets that you shared with us this week. There's something about gold rims, they seem
to bring out the elegance of the cup and saucer.
TFS and hugs to you.

♥ Miss Tea said...

I'm so happy to hear the good news that the baby was born and is healthy! I adore your teacup trio,it's so gorgeous, stunning details and color, I would love to have a big fireplace one day and i can imagine your perfect evening! what a precious captured memory of halloween when you were younger, so fun and i absolutely love the photo of you wearing gypsy costume. Thank you for sharing and hosting. Happy Halloween!


Werna Gail said...

Really enjoyed this post. Once again you have shown me a cup that I have never heard of. Hutschenreuther...what a name!
Maybe when I get caught up around here I can post some of the new cups I found when I went to Illinois in Sept. Congradulations on your new gift from God.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Congratulations, Terri! Nothing more thrilling than a new grandbaby to love and hold close to your heart.
Your new trio is just gorgeous in its design and colour! I would have loved to add it to my collection as well. Thanks for sharing and have a delightful day.


Brenda said...

Congratulations on the new arrival, Terri!! I am very excited for you. So happy the mother and baby are doing fine! I know you cannot wait to dote over them. You are very blessed.
I loved your trio today. Very stunning. And the photo of you as a child is a plus!! What a great memory and it's wonderful that you still have this photo. They are priceless...
ENjoy your new grandchild and until next time, Here's to your health.

Julie Goucher said...

Congratulations on your new addition to your family. Wonderful memories inspired by the photograph.

Here in the UK we don't really celebrate Halloween, although it is getting more and more popular. Certainly as a child I never tricked or treated or dressed up, but then neither are my thing!

The trio is a delight, lovely colours and the gold rim just adds to its wonder!

Anonymous said...

I ADORE your Halloween photo....look at that expression on your face! "I dare you to take a photo!". Oh, this is priceless Terri!

Your teacup 'finds' are splendid....I know the other cups are just as pretty. And the little pumpkin sitting in the cup is the most pretty photo!

Halloween memories of our youth are fun to revisit. I believe MINE included A TON of candy. Thus, the fillings in my mouth!

Hugs my sweet

Marie said...

Omigosh Terri! I just love love love the photo you posted when you were dressed up for Halloween...a cute nostalgia indeed! Congratulations on the new addition to your family as well!

Marianne C. said...

Terri, what a beautiful autumny teacup set. Oh, I remember those beautiful crisp evenings with the aroma of fireplaces. That brings back so many memories.

We had a few trick-or-treaters, and I was so happy to see them in their sweet costumes. It's not the same anymore, with lots of children scurrying about. I suppose, like my son, they're all grown up around these parts. but what few we had I enjoyed.

Congratulations, grandma! I can only imagine your excitement and anticipation in seeing your new grandson. What a joy! I'm glad all is well, and everyone healthy and happy.

By the way, your nostalgic photo of Halloween is very sweet. You are a perfect gypsy, and I must say (especially since you love the vintage photos) that your sweet hand so gently posed around the handle of the candy bag is the epitome of the long ago vintage photos.

Have a joyful day,
Marianne x0

Christine LeFever said...

Love that long blonde hair! And your friend is a major hoot being Phylis Diller!

Dorthe said...

Dear Terri- CONGRATULATIONS -being grandmother to a sweet little boy- I understand you being totally over the moon :)
Your teacup is very lovely- the gold trim looks so rich and the colour is beautiful.
Hugs and happy travel seing the little wonder.

Elaine said...

Hi Terri

What a great cup, very elegant and your tea looks perfect for an autumny day.

Congratulations on your new grandson - shame he waited until you got home to make his appearance.

I am sorry I have been such a bad blogger, I have been following your posts, but time is so short I have not been good at commenting. I enjoyed your post about visiting Port Isaac, I watched the least epsiode of Doc Martin broadcast here last night.

Elaine x

Victoria said...

Yay!! Gorgeous post..my gosh i LOVe the adorable photo of you..hooray..so sweet! Congrats again on the little one! Beautiful festive tea..love that bright orange pumpkin!
Happy Tea my shining friend!
PS; funny word verification:
"In Gemini"..is that your sign ha ha?!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
thats me again. You asked about the silver exhibition. It is hard for me to explain my thought properly. No, the big silver items are not mine, they are lent from other museums. I added that information now to my text. Only the flatware is lent from my collection.
When I visited first, I didn't saw the cute picture of you. You were such a cute girl and "Mrs Phylis Diller" made me laughing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Kathy said...

A Roaring fire sounds perfect right now - it is chilly -even for Georgia! Just love your new teacup - it looks gorgeous with that little pumpkin! What a sweet picture -full of character!
Love it! Thanks for hosting and for sharing!
God Bless,

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, grandma! Wow - 9 days overdue - poor mama! So sorry you ended up missing the big day, though. I'm a skype grandma, too - when we can arrange all our schedules. Glad all things are well with baby and mom - he'll be walking in no time!

Love the 1968 photo - yesterday, right?

Your teacup today is simplicity - and beauty. Always a good choice!


Wanda Lee said...

Congrats Terri!

How delightful that you have a precious, brand new grandson! Your story of childhood Halloween memories was heartwarming. ~ And yes.., tea by the fire is indeed a comfort and a delight in the cold weather!

Such a lovely teacup trio!

Hugs, Wanda Lee

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

Congrats on your new Grand son!!

I think we all went as a gypsy once or twice in our lives, huh??

Beautiful tea cup as always!!


Maria Andrade said...

Hi Terri,
Congratulations for the new and precious addition to your family!
And you chose a gorgeous trio to celebrate the arrival of your boy!!!
I loved to see you in that Halloween photograph :).
It's funny how children in your country dress up for Halloween as here they dress up for Carnival!
I also used to wear costumes for Carnival when I was a child :)
Thanks for sharing it all.

Jann said...

Oh, Terri! What a gorgeous teacup set! Truly beautiful--I just loved this post; your description of a crackling fire and a nice cup of spiced tea was beautifully written and very vivid, and I could imagine myself right there! I absolutely loved the precious photo of you and your friend, taken so many Halloweens ago--and many congratulations on the birth of your precious new grandson!!!!

Suz said...

Congratulations, Terri. Such sweet news! I know you will be a terrific grandma!

I love your trio and your Halloween Tea. Your picture is so cute. You were a cute child.

I will be back soon! I have a new tea set from Barcelona...a gift from my husband. I must find time to take a picture of it!


Suffia said...

Congratulations on your new addition. Your new tea cup is gorgeous. Love the details. Glad that you still keep your old halloween photo and share it here.

Unknown said...

Wonderful as always Granny!!!! Welcome to your new Grandchild How lovely for you all. Hugs Vee xx

parTea lady said...

Your teacup trio is beautiful. I really like the pale mint blue color too. That is a cute Halloween photo (makes me wish I had photos of my childhood trick or treat costumes).

Congratulations on the safe arrival of your new grandson. Enjoy your visit with him!

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