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Monday, January 28, 2013

Tea Cup Tuesday-Favorite Blue

Hello All!
Time once again to reach in our cupboards and pull out our china...
It is time for Tea Cup Tuesday!
Get nice and comfy with your tea
And enjoy the lovely tea parties today!

  I began this morning slowly with a pot of aromatic Chamomile tea.....mmmmmmmmmm

My cup of choice today, a pretty blue one....

It was a cold and chilly day, with the sun peeking out as a treat now and then : )

This lovely English bone china tea cup has a fancy  gold gilded handle.

What a spray of beautiful spring flowers!

With a bouquet of flowers gracing the center of the gold trimmed saucer.

Blue is my favorite color, 
Aqua blue, robin egg blue,
Turquoise, sea blue/green colors...
Tiffany blue...
Martha Stewart blues...
My heart skipped a beat when I saw this cup sitting in a shop!

The day grew darker as the afternoon passed,
And a fresh cup of Assam tea was needed to perk me up!

This beauty was manufactured by E.B. Foley. 
One of my favorite companies.
E.Brain and Co. began in 1903, in the Staffordshire Potteries.  In 1953 they took control
of Coalport (another of my favorite china companies).
They ended the production of the Foley mark and focused 
only on Coalport from the early 60s on. 
This backstamp here was the last one they used after 1943.

 Recently I participated in Viki of Two Bags Full's Grow Your Blog party.
(Go Here to see)
It really was a great party and is still going on. 
Since the party began I have met many new bloggers.
It is just fascinating why people begin to blog,
and what they blog about. 
The poem above was written by one of the bloggers I just met...
I thought I would share it with YOU 
as it is so very sweet!
(thank you for sharing Bugeteer!)


I really have been enjoying visiting all your tea cup posts.
Each week I get to greet each one of you! Yay!
Thank you all so much for participating and for visiting!

 If you would like to join in and share your tea cups with us,
just link your tea cup post up below.


Patrice said...

That is the prettiest tea cup. I am so fond of beautiful tea cups. My mom left me her collection and I add new ones every now and then. I remember when I was growing up, my mom had lots of teas. She'd have a house full of ladies, tea/coffee, small sandwiches and salads, and lots os lovely sweets. I wish folks still did things like that.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

That is a very special and beautiful cup Terri. Most of mine that I find around here are white china with a colored pattern.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Wow! So pretty.. I love the soft yellow and floral on the inside of the aqua cup!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

That is my favourite shade of blue too, Terri. It just makes me swoon! What a gorgeous teacup. It has everything; the colour, florals, and gilding, making it perfect! Thanks for sharing your pretty with us.


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

That tea cup is truly one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.

I LOVE it, love love love that pretty spring blue - it's striking.

Thanks for co-hosting!!

Betty Stapleton said...

what a lovely cup n saucer, so pretty. I love Coalport too and Foley, you do such an interesting post, thank you for sharing. God bless...

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Terri. That's such a lovely teacup. I LOVE it! And your photos are always so wonderful. Thanks for hosting!

Tanya Rachelle said...

Beautiful blue! Love the Robin's Egg / Aqua etc. too! So serene and elegant.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Terrie,

That is the most beautiful teacup and can see why you had to buy it when you saw it in the shop.
The colours are so very pretty.
Happy week

Jan Hermann said...

What a beautiful cup - and I love the color. I have alot of varieties ofRoyal Albert Old Country Roses.

This is my first time linking up to your post today, I must say this is going to be great fun! Thanks for hosting this.

Jan ♥

janice15 said...


sandy said...

Hi there! Oh my what a beautiful blog and such pretty things for a girl to feast her tired eyes upon! I can see I am going to have to start joining in TeaCup Tuesday! I am in love with this cup, it is one of the prettiest I have ever seen. (I have a weakness for teacups lol)

Edith DUTERTRE said...

dernièrement j' ai acheté un
thé au chocolat
chez " Mariages et Frères "
pour l' après-midi il est pas mal
et le climat de l' hiver s'y prête
une bonne tasse de thé devant un bon
film , est la vie nous semble plus douce
edith ( iris )

Barbara said...

This tea cup is so pretty, love the soft blue color and the spring flowers. The snow has gone and it's raining. Thanks for bringing a little spring into my heart.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Terri,

What a gorgeous shade of blue! Your Foley teacup & saucer are so striking. Happy Tea Day!

Sylvia said...

Your teacup sure is a Beauty! Love the color.

Luján Fraix said...

Hola querida amiga

Gracias por venir a humilde blog a visitarme, por quedarte en él.

Es un honor para mí que alguien como tú me visite, con un blog tan maravilloso y unas tacitas preciosas, únicas.

Yo desde mi sencillo lugar doy lo mejor de mí para ustedes tratando de ser yo mismo y de aportar lo que sé hacer que es escribir.

Un beso grande desde Argentina.

Housewife59 said...

Thank you for your comments about my blog and little poem Terri. That tea-cup is so lovely. (Budgeteer) x

Dorthe said...

A little beauty, it is dear Terri.
I love it with the afternoon tea served , even I just had my own :-)
Also love the sweet poem, and will go have a look, thank you.
Hugs, Dorthe

Frieda Oxenham said...

This one is a real beauty. Love the colours. And you've photographed it so well, great styling! Enjoyed reading your words while having my cup of tea (Lapsang Souchong!).

Ellen said...

Such a beautiful teacup. Pink roses are absolutely my favorite and the blue is stunning. Thank you for hosting this every Tuesday.


Acorn to Oak said...

What a pretty teacup. I like your tea strainer too. The handles are so fancy and pretty.

~*~Patty S said...

ahhh what a beautiful tea cup and post...I could get lost here dear Terri
Brightest of Blessings to you all ways!

Maria Andrade said...

This is Terri's blue, definitely!
You have such a gorgeous collection of aqua blue tea cups! All so lovely!
This Foley one is enhanced by the exquisite spray of flowers, announcing spring, already (in two months we'll have it!)
Thanks for hosting this very nice tea.

Flora said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful cup!
The colors stand out beautifully and the flowers look real ...
I especially love the gold handles, so this cup is a must for me :-)
Thanks for sharing with us all.
BTW: today, I also gave me my little contribution :-)
Mini lovely hugs

xinex said...

This is such a beautiful teacup, my favorite so far. Love the color and the sweet pattern...Christine

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Terri,
I love turqoise too! There's something magical and mesmerizing about this color. Your teacup is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting. Wishing you a wonderful week!

sandy said...

I LOVE that blue color and your tea cup is the prettiest I've seen!
Very cute little bunny with that sweet poem.

Victoria said...

Hi Terri...totally exquisite..i LOVE your cup..I am smitten..fabulous shots! I am with you..anything in those gorgeous blues/turquoises etc is what i am so drawn to as well! Beautiful post..always uplifting..inspiring and full of visual poetry!!
Happiness and Blessings

Diana Seal said...

Oh Terri, what a beautiful tea cup! Ever time I see one I think about my Grandma, she used to collect them and as a little girl I always admired them but was not allowed to touch. I think my Mom still has them!
Have a great week!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a lovely and beautiful tea cup. It reminds me a bit of my Homer Laughlin Eggshell Blue Tea Cups. I love, love that shade of blue.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I'm a little late linking this week Terri and I have to say I would have picked up that teacup too. Last year I started wearing aqua and utilizing it in small pops of colour in the house. It's a hue of blue that fits in with my preference for pastel colours.
I met Jan from the Comfort of a Safe Place through Vicki's party and told her how nice the weekly tea parties are, so I'm glad to see she'd linked here too.

Beth said...

Terri, That is a gorgeous teacup! Love the colors and the delicate shape.

Createology said...

I knew in a heartbeat that this beautiful teacup is your favorite color. The blue and florals are exquisite. A spot of tea would be delicious right now. Enjoy my dear...

CatieAn said...

Oh teri
what a pretty tea cup! I love it. I wanted to participate today and had an unexpected visitor and them my group of 13 kids every week so forgot. Hopefully I can join you next week.

Veronica Roth said...

That's a pretty little piece of girlie-ness Terri. I love it. That robin's egg blue is one of my favorite colours. Mine are a bit more vivid, like turquoise, orange or canary yellow, or they tend to be all girlie and pink. Either way they're so much fun, aren't they?

Princesa Nadie said...

I love that blue color too
A Kiss

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
Robin egg blue - that was my first thought, when I saw the photo of today's tea cup. And I know that you love this color very much. The cup is elegant and sweet. And the Bunny card is the cutest, I ever saw. Reminds me to Beatrix Potter. Thank you for sharing this weekly sweetness and for hosting this event.
Best greetings, Johnna

K J D said...

Such a pretty tea cup. That is my favourite shade of blue.

Tea from a cup and saucer always tastes so much nicer doesn't it?

Karen x

Snap said...

Terri, I love your beautiful blue cup with the gorgeous florals. I adore aqua. Sounds like the blog hop was fun. The quote and bunny are too cute! Happy Tea Day and thanks so much for hosting.

sharon said...

What is Assam tea? I am still learning!! I adore your cups, and your beautiful photography....you spread such joy, beauty, and inspiration with your posts! The colors today are magnificent....should be in a painting!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That is a very pretty tea cup and such a lovely shade of blue. Have a great day! Tammy

Anne Payne said...

That is a lovely cup and saucer! I'm kind of partial to the sea blues myself. I sort of dropped out of Tea Cup Tuesdays as the year went on but I do love looking at all the beautiful china :) Blessings ~ Anne

Jann said...

Such a beautiful cup! My favorite color, too!

Jann said...

Such a beautiful cup! My favorite color, too!

Lady Linda said...

Hi Terri, I featured a Foley cup and saucer this week too. I love blue, I always will.
You cup is really a beauty.

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