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Monday, February 13, 2012

Tea Cup Tuesday-Valentine's Day!

Hello All! 
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
Today is a day well suited to the romance of tea and a beautiful tea cup!

This is one of my very favorite cups. I bought it upon returning home from Paris, I thought it looked very similar to a cup displayed at Versailles that had belonged to Marie Antoinette.

I adore the swags of flowers!

The plate is just as gorgeous as the cup. I have held it at an angle as I photographed it as the light was shining so beautifully. Hence the two tones of color.

A very simple matte gold handle. Just perfect for this coffee can shaped cup.
The beautiful gold stamping around the edges of the cup is so sweet, and it is worn from use. 
The handle too show wear of being well loved. 
That makes this cup extra special to me.

Would you like a cup of Romance?

How about a romantic indulgence?

The backstamp on the cup has a few numbers stamped in...looks like 079, then the number 1 on it's side underneath. The two ticks in gold are likely an artists mark?

The cup is only marked with this little black squiggle that looks like it could be an initial?
I like to imagine that this cup was manufactured in France. 
It seems more romantic that way!

is capable of uniting
living beings in such a way as
to complete and fulfill them,
for it alone takes them and
joins them by what is deepest
in themselves.
 (Pierre Teilhard De Chardin 1881-1955
French paleontologist and philosopher)

I have a giveaway that has just begun!
Go here to enter to win a Spring bracelet made by me,
a free Altered Domino Book class
at Creative Workshops, or a Crafty Secrets Illustration CD!

Happy Valentine's Day to each of you!
May you all feel the LOVE that you are!


Elaine A said...

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day Terri!

Elaine Allen

Kristin_Texas said...

That is one of the prettiest teacups I've ever seen.


Marjanne said...

such a mysterious romantic teacup... I wish you a lovely Valenine's Day!

Lucille said...

The swags give it a royal look. Also, the colours are so pretty!

Snap said...

Love the teacup, Terri ... and the Valentine's are marvelous! Happy Tea Day and Happy Valentine's Day!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: This cup is stunning. You are having such wonderful give aways. Can you believe 100 Tuesdays and we are still having fun? Please add me to your give away. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day. Hugs, Martha

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love the teacup! It is so French! And the Valentines are so sweet!

The Charm of Home said...

What a gorgeous teacup! I can see why it is your favorite! Happy Valentine's Day! Thank you for hosting!

Linda Jo said...

Sweeeet teacup...and lovely valentines... Happy V Day!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank your for the visit. I loved looking at your beautiful teacups and joining in. Thanks for following.

highheeledlife said...

Terri .. you are absolutely correct, as I first looked at your cup ... I was thinking gosh that looks so familiar, then as I took note of the Marie Antoinette cup (from my visit to Versailles) sitting on my bedside table ... the swags are most similar ... your beautiful cup has to have been made in Paris!! .. beautiful! Happy Valentine's day.. xo HHL

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
I love your teacup! It simply delights one to look at it. Coming from Paris makes it especially sweet, with fond memories attached, I'm sure. It's the perfect cup for Valentines Day. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us and I hope you have a Happy Valentines day.


Diann said...

A beautiful post and a gorgeous teacup set! Thank you for hosting and have a great week.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hello Terri, Thank you so much for hosting this Tea Party. I am your newest follower and am so glad to be able to be at your party. I love your teacup and the darling Valentine sitting in it. The cupcake looks extra yummy too!
Happy Valentines Day to you and your loved ones.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

linda Xicara,
excelente compra que fez em sua viagem!
detalhe da guirlanda e cor ouro da alça são perfeito!

sharon said...

Happy Valentine's Day Terri, and thank you for always sharing some beauty with us everyday!
Your cup is fir for a queen....soooo pretty!

Charlotte said...

Ops! Sorry my link appears twice. It vanished the first time. I guess it was just hidding.

I think your teacup is gorgeous! It is very romantic with all the little flowers and it's design is lovely. I agree with Kristin, it is one of the prettiest teacups I've ever seen.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
congratulations to you and Martha for 100 posts Tea Cup Tuesday. Your cup is really lovely. I can imagine that Marie Antoinette would have loved it, too. Very dainty and feminine. I always enjoy the fabulous photos, you make. You show always very clearly the best of every tea cup. I am still so happy with your giveaway. Thank you so much for this weekly fun party and for sharing your treasures.
Best greetings, Johanna

Pellie / Penny said...

Your teacup is so lovely and just perfect for a Valentines day tea.
I love the flowers and swap.

Happy Valentines Day.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful cup for Valentine's Day!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines Day! I love the cup and saucer you got on your trip to Paris it's beautiful. Pat

Brenda said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Terri. Thank you so much for all the tea fun. Your cup is so precious and there's nothing like a romantic teacup to set off Valentine's Day. I love the thoughts of France! Some day I would love to go there. Your cupcake looks very inviting!! The photo is perfect to show off the sparkling sugars.
I hope you have a most lovely day.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Terri, Your tea cup and saucer are lovely. Oh, I think I gained 10 lbs. just looking at that cupcake. lol! Have a wonderful Valentines! I am now following you.

parTea lady said...

What a beautiful teacup you brought back from Paris. It's easy to see why it is a favorite. The cards are gorgeous too.

Happy Valentine's Day

Linda M. said...

Happy Valentine's Day Terri, Your tea set is very pretty. Love your tags. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Unknown said...

Oh my Terri - your post is stunning. It makes me so happy to visit you!! I agree with one of the previous comments that this has to one of the prettiest cups I have ever seen - what treasures are in your home! I shouldn't even have to tell you I love that picture of the gorgeous cupcake! Happy Valentines Day!

♥ Miss Tea said...

Oh my! what a beautiful teacup you have there! it's so romantic and i do adore the swag of flowers on it and i love all the photos you took, the cupcake looks beautiful and yummy! Thank you for sharing and hosting!

Happy Valentne's Day!


Sylvia said...

Hi Terri,
you are sharing one of the most gorgeous teacups...as always!
Wishing you a Lovely Valentine's Day!

Elaine said...

What a beautiful cup Terri, so elegant and a strong French influence there I think. Hope you have had a lovely day! Your cake looks scrumptious! Elaine x

Jennelise said...

That is a beautiful teacup! Happy Valentines Day! I love your blog - this is my first visit! :)

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Terri,
This is another beautiful post, well suited to celebrate the 100th Tea Cup Tuesday. Congratulations!
Today's cup is gorgeous, very rich and elegant, and you always photograph all the details so well!
The Valentines are also delightful!
Thanks for sharing.

Dorthe said...

Dear Terri, your cup is so beautiful, I love it maybe could be like the ones Marie Antoinette used in her time on earth....oh so romantic :)
I love your tags for Valentine, and wishes you a beautiful day.

Tristan Robin said...

Lovely post! Happy Valentine's Day!

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
Happy St. Valentine´s day

Anonymous said...

A lovely cup with an interesting shape. It almost has a contemporary shape to it - but the swags and flowers give it the definite vintage touch!

and, YES! I hope you entered me for the bracelet and CD give-away!



Catherine said...

So lovely, but I must admit the sweet little valentine caught my eye as well. I do so love vintage paper...
As always a beautiful post,

Farah said...

Have a loving valentine day Terri... after quite long time I am here and your new cup make my day... its a typical floral design cup...I love love love the flowers and their colours on it...And the handle is a beauty in itself... very lovely Dear...
Hope you will enjoy a visit at
With love

Kathy said...

Hello Terri, This teacup is gorgeous! I could just daydream that I'd be in Marie Antoinette's court enjoying tea and sweets with such a cup! Marvelous! Thank you for hosting,

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Ohhhh so sweet! :) Lovely cup and sweet Valentine art. I hope your Valentine was good to you m'dear!

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, That tea cup is gorgeous! one of the prettiest I have ever seen. Wishing you a belated Happy Valentine's Day. I love your beautiful valentine's too! Hugs, Terri

Victoria said...

So very very beautiful! I cam see why you fell in love with it..me too..how I'd love to sit and have a tea with you!! Enchanting..your photos are also super magical Terri!!
Hugs and thanks for all the magic you continually share..you are awesome!

Marianne C. said...

Terri, I just love your vignette of the beautiful teacup/saucer with the teapot spout, roses and valentine. How delicately pretty.

Thank you for visiting, it was a such a pleasure to read your comments. I hope you had a delightful Valentine's Day. I wish you lots of love every day.

Marianne xo

Anonymous said...

Terri, this is an especially pretty and very appropriately designed teacup for Valentine's Day!
So delicate and feminine!

O Diane

Kathy said...

Hello Terri, Thank you for sharing your beautiful post with A Return to Loveliness, I appreciate you,

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