Friday, July 12, 2013

Invitation to a Tea Cup Exchange

I started collecting tea cups over thirty years ago. Sometimes it seems like just yesterday that I was starting my family and sipping my tea out of one of the first of many bone china pretties to come into my life.



This one, in the middle with the pink roses, I remember using most mornings while I was pregnant with Kami, my only daughter and last child. 

A pot of tea with breakfast and the Oregonian newspaper, was a way of life for me back then and my cups had a lot of use.




Money was tight back then and I would have to limit the amount that I could spend on the cups at Estate or garage sales...I could not go over $2.00 but a $1.00 was much closer to what I was willing to do.




It has been quite some time since I have even thought about adding to my collection.  Perhaps it is because I have so many that I can't even keep track of them.  When I went looking for them this morning, I realized that many are not even here and have been put away at City House.

I had forgotten the joy I get from looking at how pretty they are.  Different sizes, shapes, colors, flowers and all with their own personalities.



I think that now is a good time to start being on the hunt for those special ones that catch my eye and add them to the collection.

The first one that will be added though, will be from a swap..how fun is that? 

Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose, is hosting this event and will be organizing it all.  You just need to go visit her and leave your name and email and she will do the rest.. Here is the link to find out the details. Thanks Stephanie!

Off I go..back out to do more around the yard and garden, the weather has been great.  Hope you all have a happy and sunny weekend.  xo

9 comments:

Connie said...

Your tea cups are beautiful.
Have fun working in your yard; I was outside all day yesterday and it was glorious :) I love summertime!
Come visit and join my Give-A-way.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous tea cups ... i love them all - just can not pick a favorite. i enjoy your collection. i guess you use them or do you just look at them in awe?

have a good weekend. ( :

Nantucket Daffodil said...

sounds like fun!

ted and bunny said...

when I have my afternoon cuppa in the garden this afternoon I shall raise my (bone china of course!) cup to you and toast your very good health!
xx

Sherry said...

I have those, too, mostly collected by my mother-in-law and grandmothers. I've given many away due to lack of room. Obviously I need two houses!

Stephanie said...

Oh Sherri, your tea cups are divine! And I especially love the story behind the tea cup with the pink flower. It would be so much fun to go tea cup shopping together :)

Thanks for sharing, sweet friend!

Love and hugs!

Leigh said...

This is a very tempting thing! But I need another collection like I need another hole in the head, LOL

Michelle said...

I remember all the pretty teacups and saucers Grandies had lining the shelf above her stove. I miss the smell of her old house and the warmth of her teacups all in a row.

Lindsay McCoy said...

Lovely collection. I collect mugs I like, but occasionally a teacup will catch my eye. I may start collecting more soon though because I've acquired more of a taste for tea over the past year.