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Monday, December 12, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday-Winter Blue

Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday Everyone!
Today I am sharing a new cup that truly delights me! I think I might have swooned when I saw it sitting on the shelf at the antique shop. It isn't the normal Christmas cup. But to me, it's coloring and design says "Winter"!

This blue is my all time favorite color.
And the photo does capture it true.
It is a wintry blue, and along with the white, it really suits the season.

The flowers inside and outside the cup speak of summer,
but the rest of the cup with it's golden swirls and dots look like winter winds and snow.

This cup has such an elegant handle, and it is very comfortable to hold.
I have some cups that I love the look of, but the handle is tricky.

I feel very fortunate to have found this cup, this color, this style and design.
Believe it or not, I found several more the same week,
and I am excited to share them with you soon.

The coloring in this photo is just a bit too blue,
but you can see the gorgeous pattern on the plate.
Have you already guessed the maker?

This is my favorite company!
I have shared about it many times in the past.
It opened in 1919 and it continued until 1960, when it went through ownership changes and now is a part of Royal Doulton. Wikipedia has a good article on this company, it is so convoluted!
It was originally part of the Star China Company, a well known organization begun by an Anysley (the same as the china company). It does seem like many china companies were bought up or merged with many of the same larger companies. So it gets quite confusing.

Thank you all so much for stopping by today!
I know we are all really busy preparing for the holiday.
If you would like to join in, just create a post about your tea cup, then come back here and link up your post below. Martha and I are really enjoying visiting all of you each week!

I have just begun a new Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza!
Go HERE to post a comment to enter.

You need only be a follower to enter. Make sure you leave a way to reach you.
And remember, I have some great free videos on my side bar for holiday banners, and how to bleach and dye bottle brush trees for your holiday decorations.


The Charm of Home said...

That is a very pretty cup! I have used mine before. It is a Wedgewood cup. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Cinderella Moments said...

Gorgeous! I love the color combination too. It is so beautiful. I'd want the entire set!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a beautiful teacup! Paragon was such a wonderful company...always favorites!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Terri, your new teacup is stunning! I simply LOVE the colour and it is lovely for Christmas too.
I would love to find a cup like it. Thanks for sharing this beauty and enjoy your week.

Christmas blessings,


Gorgeous Wedgewood teacup! I like them all. Thank you for hosting. Merry Christmas. FABBY

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

That is a beautiful teacup and saucer. It's an unusual combination, but it really works well :) :) That shade of blue is so nice and soft :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :) :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri! And what a winner of a cup this week - it truly does say "winter" - undoubtedly! You must know all the right shops because every single cup you share is a marvel of artistic loveliness!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: I sure need to learn how you take such great pictures. I love the cup you shared this week. It is beautiful. Love the colors. Hope all is well with yours. Lots of love, Martha

Micupoftea said...

Interesting history, gorgeous cup Terri! Thanks for hosting. Big hugs to your sweet new grandbaby! :)

Dorthe said...

Terri, it is a beauty, I love the combination between the summer buquet-and the wintery swirls-and tones.

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Terri,
Your cup and saucer is beautiful! I love the color.
I was visiting Martha and noticed your statement about your tree in the comment section. If my tree didn't have built-in lights, I would not be that much ahead. LOL.
Have a Merry Christmas.

Farah said...

Simply beautiful and feminine touch colour..I like the pattern , quite vintage style...

with love from

ooglebloops said...

That is a wonder-full find and gorgeous!!! Drop by for tea, if you get a chance......

♥ Miss Tea said...

I'm drooling over your gorgeous teacup! i love it soooo much! the color, the pretty floral design on it, the dainty and delicate shape of it, everything! I love it, it's stunning!

Thank you for sharing it!


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Terri,
it is a fantastic tea cup and you are so right, it looks winterly. The golden leaves are like frosted iceflowers with the soft blue. I love the idea you found more than one piece. It makes a wonderful tea table. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Unknown said...

its an absolutely beautiful tea cup & saucer I adore it. I have had some darling Miss Darcy teacups & saucers in my boutique but have all sold out

highheeledlife said...

Terri, I'm swooning over your teacup! Brilliant find!!!... I love the blue, the shape... it's beautiful!! xo HHL

karen hess jewelry said...

HI Terri!
What a stunning tea cup...I agree, the color blue sweeps you away! I just love little designs at the bottom of my cup...it's like getting a little surprise! Have a beautiful day and thank you for sharing!

Maria Andrade said...

This is a superb cup, Terri! And you describe it so well!
I also loved all the information about Paragon.
Enjoy your Xmas time!

Anonymous said...

Antique Teacups are so special...what lovely motif and colors...wish I had one of those...Wishing you the best of holidays...hugs...
Denise Trottier

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
Thank you very much again,your tea cup is precious and I think that Paragon has lovely cups too,really pretty

Linda M. said...

Hi Terri, Your tea cup is beautiful as usual. I've enjoyed seeing all your lovely cups. I think I will start a collection of sorts too. Thanks for hosting. Hugs, Linda

2amscrapper said...

lovely tea cup---I'm linking up for the first time even though I've visited often.

MomWaldsPlace said...

Thank you for sharing your cup in such detail. It is almost as good as seeing it in person. The U.S. pottery companies and glassware companies have similar histories of merging, dividing, selling, and buying. It makes researching pieces a bit of adventure.

Carrie said...

Your Paragon teacup and saucer has a truly exquisite design...it is really delightful to see!

Charlotte said...

Your cup is beautiful! I like the colors and the unique pattern. Your photo looking down at it from above is striking!
Happy tea time...

Marjanne said...

it is a beauty this cup, I love the colours! Have a nice day

Unknown said...

I would definitely take these winter blues!! thank you for hosting!

June said...

Terri this is such a lovely cup. Just beautiful. I learned so much reading this post.

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Victoria said...

Wow..this is a gorgeous wintry blue piece..I am smitten..how i love those blues..very beautiful Terri! Thankyou for another dazzling cup!!
Happy Tea!

Purl Buttons said...

I never knew about Tea Cup Tuesday until I Happy Cottage Quilter who said to find her Thriftin blog called Just a Little Southern Hospitality and then I clicked some of her links and found you! I am going to make a cup of tea now, and enjoy my new discovery.

Unknown said...

Nice to meet you!! Thank you for following me! You have so much eye candy on yours, china is a weakness of mine, esp. english! Would love to have you join us on the Valentine card swap, it's the best fun! Merry Christmas!!

Carol said...

I can see why you almost swooned! That is a gorgeous teacup set. I love the ones that you select. Each time I see a new one, I think...that has to be the most beautiful tea cop I've ever seen..then here comes another one.

Your new grandson is so precious. The photo of him yawning is priceless. Thanks for sharing!
Merry Christmas!
Love, Carol B.

debi said...

Oh Terri, your tea cup is STUNNING! The gold pattern is so elegant and the flowers add just the right touch of color with the blue, which by the way, is perfect! Love that color!!

What a beautiful find!

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