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Monday, October 17, 2011

Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!

Here is a happy Autumn birdie.....

She rests on this pretty cup I am sharing today.

This is the back side. I don't know what flowers these are here...do you?

This is the simplest yet most elegant simple loop handle I have seen yet!

 It was the little bird that caught my eye in the shop, and why I brought this cup home!

 There are two florals on the plate, this red one....

 And this pink one.

I am thinking it is almost time to buy a big pumpkin for the front porch, as these tiny ones are all I have at the moment. Just right for a tea cup.

This is the only cup I have from this company, C. M. Hutschenreuther. 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 did not find an example of this exact backstamp online, I saw some similar. I have to guess that "Olivia" would be the pattern name and "63" would be the year manufactured. I could be so wrong : ).  If you know this company I would love to hear more about it. I know there was a merger and eventually a buy out. But as with most china companies, the history is convoluted.

This year has passed so quickly! I want to savor every moment of it!
I am heading off to my son's home this week to greet my newest grandchild! When I return, it will be time for Halloween already. I do enjoy handing out candy to the little ones that come dressed up. They are the cutest little kiddies! Emma and Betsy, our two Yorkies, think the kids are coming to visit them!

I hope that each and everyone of you are well and enJoying this fall season.
If you would like to play along and share a tea cup of yours, just create your post with your tea cup in it, tell us about it, and then come back here and sign up with Linkytools below. 
Martha and I love to visit you and we love to see your tea cups. 
Martha sells some tea cups on her website Pretty Vintage Things, a great place to look for gifts!

I found this tea tray at Goodwill for about $5. I am having fun fixing it up, and next week I will show it off! Yay! It will look much different. I wanted to paint it soft pink, but am changing my mind.
At this point I am not sure....we'll see : )

Thank you so very much for stopping by.
Hugs to you All!


Kristin_Texas said...

That is one of the sweetest tea cups I've ever seen. What a treasure!


parTea lady said...

That little bird is so pretty. I also like the floral patterns & the handle shape of this lovely cup.

I'm sure your $5 Goodwill tray will look like a million bucks when you're through with it. :-)

Congrats on your new grandchild.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Congratulations on your new grandbaby, Terri!
What a sweet teacup. I do love little birdies.
The tray looks like an Avon pattern. I have an old plaque somewhat like it. I look forward to seeing what you do with it. Thanks for sharing your sweet teacup and have a delightful week.


Marie said...

Wow Terri - congrats on your newest grandbaby! I truly love your birdie teacup, love the colors especially. Perfect for autumn indeed!

The Charm of Home said...

That is a beautiful cup Terri. I love how you have photographed it. Thanks for hosting!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Grandma! This is just too exciting. We are both new Grandmas. Love your cup. You never disappoint, always stunning. Blessings dear friend, Martha

Melanie Statnick said...

This is beautiful. I love a tea cup, even better with Tea.

Anonymous said...

Terri - What a delicate little bird on your teacup today. I picked a bird cup up a few months ago - haven't featured it yet. A very interesting motif. And, yes - simple but elegant handle.

Thought of you again with my very British tea post today - hoping it stirs your good memories of such a lovely trip you took there this year - that blessed your readers with great posts about your travels!

Anonymous said...

P.S. I'm sure we're all agog to see the new photos of your sweet new grandbaby! So hard when we Nana's live a distance away . . . ah, me!

xinex said...

How beautiful, Terri! I love anything with birds and his colors are so pretty....Christine

Antiques And Teacups said...

Love the birds. Yep...the pattern is Olivia and was made in 1963. That comany at least dated their teacups! So sweet!

Sonya Badgley said...

Hi Terri,
Congratulations on your new grandbaby!
I love your birdie tea cup. He is just the cutest little bird. The pink flowers look like cherry blossoms and the brown little ball shaped things are the little buds before they start changing color, right? Maybe? Whatever kind they are they are beautiful.
I can't wait to see your tray after you've added your magic touch!


Marjanne said...

such a sweet teacup! and a big hug to your new grandchild, I hope alle the best for him and his family, hugs!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

congrats, Terri, on that new grandchild! and thank you for sharing this darling wee bird teacup ~ {cute pumpkin too!} have a great week!..

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

What a beautiful cup!!!TFS.
Have a great week.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
what a beautiful tea cup. I had not expected to find that it is from Hutschenreuther Hohenberg. Olivia is just the shape. I have a tea set with Olivia shape in my blog post here: http://silber-rosen.blogspot.com/2011/01/tea-time-tuesday-still-more-roses-noch.html. There I share some of the history and also a Link to an (German) Homepage. Maybe it works with an translator.
Your cup is truly beautiful, I have never seen such a fine bird decor.
Best greetings, Johanna

Julie Goucher said...

What I like about the German china of this period is that it is so frail and yet sturdy at the same time! The decoration is lovely, the bird looks so real that it could fly away!

Congratulations on the new addition to your family.

I am back from a break last week, although I did manage to link up using my iPhone (impressive!) but I didn't get to visit anyone's blog so I shall be leaving comments over the next few days.

♥ Miss Tea said...

awwww what a cute birdie teacup! it's sooo adorable! i love it so much! always envious of your collection of teacups! just wonderful! and congratulation on your new grandchild! have a lovely time at your son's home and the baby!


Unknown said...

What a most beautiful tea cup..this would be my favorite cup of tea! Very nice!

Tea & Chocolate Guy said...

WOW!! that is one seriously beautiful tea cup... and what a fabulous job you did with taking photos ... have a great time with the new grand baby..congrats!! xo HHL

Unknown said...

What a perfect tea cup for this lovely fall weather. I love the little bird and I can't wait to see what you do with the tea tray, I know it will be fabulous!

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, First congratulations, how wonderful another baby! I love your tea cup, I never see tea cups with beautiful birds and yours is lovely. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Cynthia said...

Congratulations on the new grandbaby! I love the Hutschenreuther china. They make beautiful ornaments as well. I've bought several of the heart ones through Replacements, Ltd.

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Terri,
What a sweet litle bird on a very elegant tea cup!
German porcelain has really outstanding pieces!
Congratultions for the little one who is blessing your family with the joy of having a baby around!!!
Have a wonderful week.

Carol said...

This is the sweetest tea cup that I've seen! How perfect for a fall tea! I love the little birdie on it. Thanks for sharing this one with all of us.
How about a pic of your Yorkies? I love Yorkies and hope to have one someday.
Have a "Tea-riffic" day

Dorthe said...

Terri, I don`t think I have ever seen a cup here with a bird on it-- how sweet and beautiful it is .
Dear I wish you a happy tour welcoming your new grandchild- I have two-and don`t think there will be more- but I am terrible in love with both of them :) and so happy when we se each other-
They live in Copenhagen, that`s 5 hours from here with ship and car or buss- so it is not often we are together ,sadly.
travel safe.

Carol Salisbury said...

Love your teacup, it's very pretty! Can't wait to see what you do with that tray.
Congrat's on the new grandbabe!

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
It´s so pretty and cute!
Congratulations, become a grandmother must be really marvellous

Victoria said...

Beautiful Terri..awww..what a charming cup..love the bird..very sweet! and oh my..gorgeous little pumpkin..adds such magic! Happy tea my enchanted friend!

Marianne C. said...

Congratulations, Terri. You must be so excited to see your new grandchild. Enjoy your visit.

Oh, I've never seen a bird on a cup before and certainly not any so pretty as the one you have. The bird is beautifully painted.

I am enjoying this time of year, and our temps finally cooled off today. The winds still blowing and tonight and tomorrow night promise to be very autumn-like...yay!

I can't wait to see what you do with the tray.

Have a wonderful day,
Marianne xo

The Tablescaper said...

Congratulations on your newest arrival. You must be so excited.

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

I love that birdie teacup. Bet it makes the tea taste oh so good! Actually, I think I will make me some right now :)

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Terri que bela xicara com desenhos de Passaros,
tenho algumas xicaras também com passaros na proxima semana postarei para voce ve-las!

uma boa semana para todos!!!

Micupoftea said...

Hi Terri! What a great little find your tray is~ Thanks so much for hosting each week. Ooooh, a new grandchild?! How exciting! What a special time for you. We have yet to purchase our big pumpkins either...was still too hot last week ans we did not want them to spoil. Enjoy the Autumn :)

Cinderella Moments said...

The bird is the cutest! Congratulations on your newest grandchild!
I think my little yorkie will not like having the door bell ring all Halloween night. We'll see!

Lady Linda said...

Terri...life has been full of fun and treasures for you! Wow...a new grandbaby.
The bird teacup is so different and beautiful. I absolutely adore it.
Love, Linda

Farah said...

Hello Terri... your new find is elegant... simplicity and beauty... loce the delicate handle on it very much... Thanks for sharing the beauty...
Happy if you come to see me at
with love from

Darlene said...

Hi Terri,

I love your "birdie" teacup! I think drinking tea out of this cup, while doing a little bird watching, would be like music to your ears! Precious!

Many blessing to the sweet new addition on the way!

Thanks for sharing!

Blessings, Darlene

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