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Monday, January 16, 2012

Tea Cup Tuesday-Blue

 Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha and myself. 
We are so delighted to see you today!
I hope you enjoy what we have to share.
Today I am showing off a new cup to me.
I do love a blue cup! Especially what I call Martha Stewart blues and greens.

This cup is more of a robin egg blue, which goes so well with the scrolling gold designs and the gold handle.
It is slightly waisted, and is a generous size for a great cup of tea.

The flowers inside the cup are a sweet surprise, as the outside is less decorated. I found this cup when I went up north to visit my son and his family..and my new grandson.

The handle is very fancy all decked out in gold. You can see the scroll and two other embellishments, a spur and thumb rest just barely there.

The flowers inside the cup are very well done. Lovely vibrant colors of many different flowers.

I find this scroll design interesting.

Top view of a gorgeous cup!

The plate has complementary flowers gracing the center.

 The backstamp tells us this cup was manufactured by E.B Foley. A very fine maker of china. I have a few Foley cups, and they are all very high quality and beautiful. The reddish orange numbers were added later, 3583? And I am guessing it is the pattern number. There are also three gold dots. I think they may tell who the artist is. From my research I have found this cup was created somewhere between the 1940-1950.
(click on the image to enlarge and see backstamp better)

I also wanted to share with you a new tea I have found called Rip Van Winkle...Love it!
It is a beautiful organic blend...don't know for sure what is in it as the bag does not say!
But it is very tasty : )

The tea is so gorgeous itself! It looks very fresh and smells divine!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Martha and I really do get a thrill coming to visit all of you.
We get to see your lovely posts, and beautiful tea cups! 
If you want to join in this week, just go and create a post with a tea cup in it that you would love to share, then come back here and link that post up to Linky Tools below.



highheeledlife said...

Terri, thank you for Hosting (with Martha) another wonderful Tuesday Tea... I'm definitely swooning our your teacup and that tea looks divine!! xo Blessings, HHL

Antiques And Teacups said...

Love your robin's egg blue set. Beautiful! Tea would taste better in that! Thanks for hosting!

The Charm of Home said...

Such beautiful teacups Terri! Thanks for hosting!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh, this cup is so beautiful! I wish it was sitting in my cabinet!! Really really lovely!!

Fishtail Cottage said...

In love with this teacup - beautiful blue! oxox

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
Your new teacup is stunning! I adore a robin egg blue as it's a favourite colour of mine so your teacup is quite delightful to me. The tea resembles potpourri so I imagine it is quite a lovely tea. Thanks for sharing.


Jocelyn said...

Terri your tea cup is gorgeous!! I love the blue and lovely flowers. So beautiful.

Jocelyn @

Cindy Adkins said...

Terri, your teacup is gorgeous! I love the robin's egg blue color...so lovely! Thank you, and Martha, for hosting.
Hugs, Cindy

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thank you for hosting. I love the color of your new tea cup. Robin's egg blue has always been a favorite of mine. Have a good week. Pat

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: I like to look at all the Linky pictures and try to guess which cup is yours every week. I am batting 100! Your taste is very amazing. Your cup is beautiful. You are the best! Hugs, Martha

MomWaldsPlace said...

Your cup is lovely. I have yet to find a Foley tea cup. You said it is of a good size, but that delicate handle does not look sturdy enough to use. The flowers are too good to be true. Your tea is lovely too.

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

I too love the robin's egg blue set!! Stunning!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!


Charlotte said...

I love the blue color and all the pretty flowers inside! The gold makes it look regal...very beautiful! The tea is lovely also.
Have a wonderful tea time...


EllenaElizabeth said...

Just love this tea cup and saucer. The blue is so pretty and subtle and the flowers are well painted. Love it!

Michelle said...

I'm drooling over this gorgeous blue color. Love the flowers, too. The tea looks delicious. Thank you for hosting! ~Michelle

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Hope the Rip Van Winkle tea doesn't make you sleep for a hundred years! Thanks for hosting.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
this blue like a robinegg is so pretty. The cup is really to swoon. Shape, color and decoration are marvellous. A real Martha Stewart cup and Jane Austen would have loved it, too.
Terri, I want to thank you again for your generous giveaway and that you included me, far away from you, for the chance to win it. I made a blogpost with that cup, so you can see it in its new home. I will always treasure it and think of you when I use it.
Best greetings, Johanna

Marjanne said...

such a beauty! so chic!

KathyB. said...

I really love your teacup and had to laugh at your very appropriate description of the colors as "Martha Stewart blues and greens",colors I love !

I appreciate the way you describe each teacup and learn a great deal from what you share. My newer teacups, although very pleasing to me, don't come anywhere near the beauty I see in most of yours.

Thank-you for hosting this time.

Snap said...

Your new Foley cup is lovely. Love the handle! Rip Van Winkle tea ... I'll have to look for it. I'm intrigued! Happy Tea Day!

Brenda said...

Hi, Terri. Delicious looking tea! With the name Rip Van Winkle, I can only guess this tea is for bed time and it looks delightful! I would like to find some of that.
Your tea cup to day is an awesome favorite!! I love the soft blue and the delicate roses inside. And who wouldn't LOVE all beautiful markings inside and out. I think I would feel like a queen if I had tea in that one!! Thanks for hosting today's tea.
Have a lovely day,

ooglebloops said...

You always have such dainty and gorgeous teacups!!!

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Terri the colors of that cup and saucer are just too divine! It looks so beautiful from every angle, what a treasured find!
Tina xo

sharon said...


Cynthia said...

Beautiful tea cup, Terri. Oh, that tea is beautiful, too. I'm guessing roses and lavender? Mmmm, I'll bet it smells as wonderful as it tastes. I have to confess that I look forward every week to your tea postings. I always learn something.

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Terri,
I don't know how you manage to find such beautiful tea cups!
I love everything in this cup but specially that amazing blue colour and the lovely bouquets (seem hand-painted to me).
Congratulations for the purchase and thanks for sharing.

Dorthe said...

This is pure beauty, dear Terri,
hugs and love, Dorthe

Victoria said...

Wow..another stunner! I do love a blue cup..this si exquisitely charming Terri! love love! and the tea is perfect..I'll take a cup please!

Anonymous said...

Terri - I saw the stunner of a cup Johanna won over at her teatime and you were so sweet in packaging it with such thought and care! Always the creative touch! And, today's cup is lovely. I have my eye on a similar one that has a very '50's look to it - at the tea shop near me. Perhaps on my February excursion I shall make it mine - if it is still there. January's playtime cash is gone . . .

And, about that tea blend!!! Love the look - I'd display the leaves!


Zaa said...

Greetings Terri... What a cheery blue tea set.... It definitely makes me smile... I can almost hear the Robin singing( ha Ha) Lovely choice for a lovely post... Hugs

Anonymous said...

Oh this is such a stunning cup! I just listed a similar coloured cup in my 2nd Etsy shop...

I meant to join in for todays tea cup fun, but Im not feeling too well.

Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm number 30 on your tea linky list!
It's my Royal Albert cup in my Etsy Shop.

Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina

Suz said...

What a gem of a cup. The colors are so beautiful. I love that blue and the touches of rose (and roses) oh, my!

Beth said...

Oh, Terri, what a fabulous tea cup! The robin's egg blue, plus the flowers, WOW! Your tea looks pretty also.
Hugs, Beth

Unknown said...

hello terri!
thank you for the sweet comments on my blog. welcome. i added my pretend tea cup to your party.
i love your fairy school idea.
see you soon!

Anonymous said...

I am 29 on your link list...sorry....i wrote the wrong number in my first comment earlier. I didn't have time to put together a tea post for my blog today, so I just linked to my Etsy where the cup I was planning to post about is listed.

Maybe next week I will get it right!

Ciao Bella

Creative Carmelina

Gaby Bee said...

This tea cup looks enchanting. It's such a beautiful blue. Really lovely!


debi said...

Oh Terri, your cup is gorgeous! I love that perfect blue, and the beautiful, cheerful flowers are just what's needed on a cold winter day.

~*~Patty S said...

Hello Dear Terri ~ missed stopping by to visit your lovely blog yesterday...our youngest son was packing up to leave the nest and start his next life's adventure

now the house is very quiet...

That tea cup is a stunner AND your lovely van Winkle tea is a perfect compliment visually as well! I never get enough of that shade of blue!

sending all good wishes your way

cairncottage said...

What a unique tea cup and sucer! I've never seen one where the biggest design is on the inside, with just a little gold and blue on the outside! I have been really enjoying reading your posts and pictures! I love linking up on your "Tea Cup Tuesday" and checking out all the link-ups, too!

In His Lo♥e,

June said...

Your tea cup is beautiful Terri. Of course the blue is my favorite color right now.
I loved the beautiful artwork you showed in your last post. I laughed about the being afraid to show the before pictures of your studio!
sending hugs...

Pamela said...

Delighted to see your beautiful cup. I love the robin egg blue and then I saw it tipped with the inside flowers. Made me smile. I'll have to keep my eye out for the tea. Looks interesting.

Lady Linda said...

Terri, tis has to be one of the most beautiful teacups I have ever seen. It has everything going for it that I love. Thanks, Linda

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