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Monday, October 15, 2012

Tea Cup Tuesday-Cloudy Day

Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha and myself...
Today the sky is heavy with dark clouds.
I had a challenging time getting some images of my tea.
So please excuse my awful exposure!
(I am borrowing the two images below from my archives)

 Both of these cups I have shared before, the one above is a vintage 50s Paragon...
I just love the coloring and this sweet handle.

The X and two dots are interesting...
I think they may be artists mark...
or maybe signify seconds?
What do you think ladies?

This pretty cup also sports a fancy handle, and it is a German made cup.

Royal Bayreuth
Bavaria, Germany US Zone. This cup was manufactured during World War 2. 
This company began in 1794 and was highly prized for it's designs by the Victorians. It's backstamp includes the Royal Coat of arms of Bavaria.
The initials were written on in permanent marker...
I am thinking the owner wanted to make sure no one took her cup home from the pot luck!

For a special treat, I am having some delicious gluten free brownies, that my dear hubby baked.

Chamomile tea will go beautifully with them!

I wish you could join me for tea!

 The sun peeked out from the dark clouds for one minute, and a very optimistic birdie began singing loudly!
I think this bird has the right idea....
Take every opportunity to feel JOY!

If you would like to join in the tea party, just go and create a post with the tea cup in it you would like to share, then come back here and link the URL of that post to Mr. Linky below.
Martha and I would be delighted to come and visit you too!




The teacups are stunning! I also have a Bavarian, German US Zone tea set. I love the brownies gluten free, wish I had one with some tea right this minute!! Interesting the X with two dots, I'll look it up. Thank you for hosting yet, another great party at, Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha. Enjoy your week.

sharon said...

You are torturing me with those brownie pics...I am so jealous! I really admire your teacup collection, and your teacup knowledge, it is all so interesting to me!
Hoping the sun shines bright for you tomorrow! Hugs!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful tea cups! And your brownies look divine...yum!


Anne Payne said...

You are talking my kind of tea party! Teal china and chocolate :) Not sure it can get any better. Thanks for sharing these fabulous cups again.

Hope you have a great week,

Maria Andrade said...

Terri's colour again for a lovely and delicious tea!
How beautiful! And I love brownies :)
I think the x and two dots on your Paragon cup must be an artist's mark.
Thanks for hosting this delightful tea.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Terry,

Both of your teacups are just stunning! Love the one from Bavaria. Your hubby's brownies look delicious and I could really go for one right now with my cup of tea. Thank you for hosting and have a lovely week.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Terri,
I am in love with your teacups. How beautiful they are! Aqua, being a favourite colour of mine, makes them so very appealing! They look stunning set out on your tea table and your hubby's brownies look delish. Have a beautiful day, my friend.


Lucille said...

Both cups are lovely but the one on the left appeals more to me because of its shade of green. Also, I adore its handle. Those brownies are quite special! Yum, yum! Your husband is a good baker from what I can see. I love your vase, by the way!

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri! I've missed you and all the inspiration you just ooze into Blogland - and my heart - when I visit. I'm in a new season of work and am way out of balance with it's research and writing demands. Working towards getting my life back in some way. Plus - daughter is getting married in a month! Sneaking in to post today after a 6 week absence - feels good but I'm on the clock with students arriving soon!!

LOVE your teals and blues - I ALWAYS think of you when I come across this color in teacups. So lovely how you show your china off in pictures! And - thanks for saving one of those gluten free brownies - they look delish!! Right up my alley!!


Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Terri...bit late linking up today...had the kids here for a few days! Sigh...miss them already! Love the aqua teacups of course! A lovely setting for a cloudy day. Have a great week!

sandy said...

I love the teal color of your cups! Makes me want to go out and buy new teal tea cups. So lovely!
Brownies look delicious!

Martha's Favorites said...

Terri: Your cups are beautiful today. To be honest with you, I always love your cups. I covet them all the time. Hope you have a wonderful week. Thanks for everything. Hugs, Martha

Flora said...

Here, too, the day was gray and cold, the first real day of autumn, I'd say ...
Thank you for having defied the dim light and still have hosted your tea on Tuesday, I understand well the difficulties of taking pictures :-)
Your cups are always beautiful.
Have a nice week,

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Terri,
the colors of your tea table made my heart sung. How I love those aqua colors. There is nothing nicer on cloudy days to see such colors and to enjoy a cup of hot tea. And your brownies look so tempting. Thank you for sharing this delightful teatime and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Unknown said...

oh so beautiful!!! lovely teacups!!! and the setting is perfection!!!

xinex said...

I love that color! What beautiful pieces, Terri...Christine

Kathy said...

Hello Terri,
Love the soft green color to these teacups - I learn so much from what you share about teacups - I do appreciate you hosting and sharing,

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Terri,
I love the colors of your teacups...so beautiful. Your brownies look delicious. Thank you for hosting. Have a wonderful week.

Michelle said...

Your tea cups are so gorgeous. I love the colors of both. And those brownies look heavenly. Hope the sky clears up for you! ~Michelle

Victoria said...

Hi Terri! Beautiful posts..yummy swweets! Yay..how awesome.. a little sweet birdy came into to shine some magic! Wonderful! The perfect moment!
wishing you a beautiful week

Sharon Derr said...

My Dear friend and I just got back from a wonderful tea lunch in Carefree Arizona. Haven't been for a long time. One of the last REAL Tea Houses left in Az English Rose Tea House. You would have loved it there. Come visit. Love your posts not a lot of tea drinkers out here. Sharon

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What beautiful teacups! I especially love the one with the roses. Your brownies look so yummy and would be perfect with a cup of tea! Thank you for hosting your tea party!

Createology said...

Beautiful tea cup in such a lovely setting of lace. Your hubby really wins kudos for those delicious looking brownies (can he share his recipe?). Enjoying every moment of JOY is priceless. Blessings...

Micupoftea said...

Hi Terri! What a treat to visit your blog and always see such little treasures...your teacups. My goodness, your brownies look fabulous..YUM! THX for hosting, sweet lady. Have a great week,

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


This post is gorgeous- I love the aqua blue in those pretty cups!


Thanks for co-hosting!

Caterina Giglio said...

what a gorgeous blog, and I see from your side bar that we have several blog friends in common, I will have to stop back by.. thanks for your kind remarks about my rumpled journal... x

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
I haven´t too much time for preparing tea, I,m so sorry
Perhaps next week???????
The forgotten Garden is a lovely story .Isn´t it?
I enjoyed a lot reading it!
Your tea cups are lovely too

Linda Vincent said...

Did you say gluten-free brownies?!! I'll be round! :-)
(Sadly, can't eat wheat....:-/ )

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Terri,
What a truly beautiful combination of aqua cups and the vase fits so perfectly. I have come back to this post more than once to oooo and ahhhhh.
xo Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

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