Saturday, July 2, 2011

Tea Cup challenge

Kris of Tag along Teddies and Liz of Teddlywinks designs have challenged us to show our teacup collection so I decided to join in and show you a few of my lovely tea cups  .I don't have a huge collection but I do love what I do own so here goes , won't you join me for a cup of tea now :-)

                                                          A pretty yellow teacup
                            This is a favorite , love the shape of the cup and the colors of the flowers.

               Another lovely shape , and a nice handle to hold , I do find some china cups don't give you much to hold on to .

A lovely pink , so delicate with some pretty red roses inside .
Some pretty violets , gorgeous cup , very dainty ,you'd feel like a princess drinking from this one .
                      I know  we all love chintz , isn't this gorgeous !

   Next we have this antique set ,very fine china , so thin and delicate with an oriental scene painted on the pieces , this was a set that I inherited from my husbands great aunt , his grandfathers sister ,I feel very honored to have recieved this gorgeous set .

And lastly is this tea pot that I bought at an auction , the cups do not match but are pretty close and part of a set of dishes I purchased at a flea market .The tablecloth in most of these pictures is one I bought at least 25 years ago or  more at a flea market and was told it is a flour sack that was taken apart and the embroidery added . There are two different embroidery patterns used , in two corners are the flower arrangement you see above  and in the other corners is a lady watering her flowers, kind of odd that they did different patterns but it was part of the charm of why I bought it and it has been well used over the years and now has couple of holes in it and is getting thin .My grandmother often made tablecloths and pillowcases from old flour and sugar sacks and I wish I had some of them now , she did beautiful embroidery . So I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of my teacup collection , why not join in the challenge that Kris and Liz have given us , we would love to see your teacups and teapots . Thanks for stopping by and hope you are enjoying your weekend .
 hugs Sheila

15 comments:

  1. Lovely teacups Sheila! Your embroidered cloths are beautiful as well - I have some that have been passed done through the generations - I really should get them out on display!
    Off for a cuppa now (Earl Grey, Irish Breakfast, Oolong, Green or maybe peppermint?)!
    Liz

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  2. Hey Sheila! Thanks for joining Liz and I in our "Show Us Your Teacups" challenge!! :0) Your cups are GORGEOUS! I love the one with violets and the chintz set and your last mis-matched matching set ... so pretty! And as I'm a sucker for vintage linen, your suppercloth is fabulous, too! I have a couple of small cloths that were embroidered by my great-grandmother and they are on our bedside tables to show off the gorgeous, neat stitching. Perhaps that's where I inherited my craft skills from! :0) Enjoy your cuppas in your pretty cups - Bear Hugs! KRIS

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  3. Sheila, I love all your teacups, but most especially your beautiful tea set. How very special it is.. I love old china and old table cloths .. Great post..

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  4. Such a lovely collection! There is something so special about beautiful china tea cups, isn't there? I love all of mine. I started a crazy tea set when I was in my teens, collecting Royal Albert Bone China tea cups and saucers.

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  5. Gorgeous teacups. Love the tablecloth. So pretty. Love them all. Hugs,

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  6. Your collection is beautiful Sheila...

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  7. What a lovely collection of tea cups - and the tea will taste so good in them too.

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  8. Your collection is so pretty. I love tea cups but don't use them. Instead I use a bigger china cup to enjoy my tea.

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  9. Lovely cups, especially those with the little roses! But that tablecloth: whoowwwww!! Love the flowers, so delicate! Have a great day, hugs, Daniëlle

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  10. You have a beautiful collection of teacups Sheila. Just love your tablecloth too. Thanks for the challenge... I had soooo much fun with this.

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  11. Sure I would join you for a cup of tea,I love all of the tea cups and the tea post also they are truly treasures ,I am sorry it took me so long to reply to your sweet comment and question about my angle template and I sew along the angles and then cut of all the lines straight lines and angle lines and when done I have 12 squares to form a block now in the end I need to square them up a bit using my cutter ,but It is not a problem,I see you have been busy with all sort of things,I wish you a nice Sunday .xoxo theodora

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  12. Beautiful! Reminds me of some of the teacups in my mom's collection but I'm not sure she has them anymore.

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  13. Hi Sheila.
    I think you do have a huge collection of china tea cups, lovely!

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  14. What are you girls doing to me...all these beautiful teacups. I adore the 'violets' set...no wait I adore them all.

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  15. I love all your tea cups and you are so lucky to have that gorgeous teapot.

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