Tuesday, May 4, 2010

** It's a Tea Cup Tuesday **

I'm joining Martha's Favorites Tea Cup Tuesday, via Susan at Writing Straight from the Heart. I hope I'm doing all this correctly!

A couple of weekends ago, when my friends Sherry and Rita and I went on a Girls Weekend Getaway, we stopped at a couple of antique shops and flea markets. I searched  immense areas to find some pretty tea cup and saucer sets that were priced "just right"! This is one of my precious "finds"!
This is a demitasse size set and I just fell in love with it because of it's size and color of flowers, but also because of the fluted edges on the rim of the cup. Kind of petal-like, I think! 
The top of the cup measures about 2 inches, and the plate about 4 inches.
I forgot to take pictures of the bottoms, but it just says: Hand Painted. Made in Japan.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my tea cup set!


  1. Becky,
    This is a very pretty and unique tea cup, and I read somewhere that the Japan stamp increases its value. Looking at this cup makes me want to stick my pinky out.

  2. Very pretty tea cup - I too love the look of the fluted edge, it's very unique.

    Thanks for show it.


  3. Why isn't this just the sweetest frilly looking tea cup! Gorgeous!

  4. Ahhh, I see pretty teacups here!! We're having a Victorian Tea Party, on Mother's Day and you're invited! Hope you could share your lovely teacups with us! Come see!


  5. Hi Linda! Thanks! I forgot to mention how much I paid for this little gem...and it's funny, because I just couldn't decide at first if I wanted to pay "so much" for it, because the other ones I found at the same place were only between $3.00 and $6.00 a set! I paid $12.99 ....and I am SOOOOO glad I decided to buy it! :D

  6. Hi Penny! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! I really appreciate it!

  7. Hi Debbie! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  8. Hi Cielo! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting! I'll check out your Victorian Tea Party!

  9. These are so pretty! I love the fluted edges, but I can just imagine myself dribbling tea all over if I tried to drink from one. :) Those would definitely stay as decorative pieces in my house.

  10. This is so pretty and so unique in shape! What a fab find!
    Thank you so much for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday!

  11. That is oh so pretty. The edges are lovely and make it different from many teacups.

    My girlfriends and I visited a tearoom a week or so ago. I love visiting tearooms and drinking one of the many different kinds of teas, and the food is great also. I wonder if the tea tastes so much better at the tearooms, because we always get to drink it out of those lovely teacups. hehe

  12. Ohhhhh, Becky. That is a PRECIOUS cup. I love the petal design on the top! Great job! Sincerely, Susan

  13. Yes, very petal like. The first thing I thought of (after "She's got something else for me to covet!") was roses. Beautiful. Great find.

  14. So pretty and unique! I love collecting tea things.

    Thanks for sharing this great find.


  15. I have never seen this type of fluted edge on a tea cup...it's exquisite. It was very nice meeting you and having tea. Have a wonderful week.


  16. This is a pretty set. Very dainty and femme! You did well.

  17. Such a beautiful set! It's amazing the kinds of things you can find in antiques stores and flea markets.

  18. The teacup looks very proper and Victorian to me. Lovely!


  19. Very pretty! And Gramma Ann just reminded me of something...I just got a coupon for a tearoom! Hmmmm...? Let me know if you're interested in going with me!

  20. It's so pretty and delicate looking, Becky!

  21. Becky,
    Love the tea cup. The shape is so unique and the colors are beautiful. I believe the price was great. By the way I really enjoy the music on your blog. I am so impressed with your writings and your blog. I am glad our paths have crossed and you are my friend !!!

  22. Hi Janel! You are so right about dribbling tea, if you tried to drink out of that cup!! I think I'll just keep it for decorative purposes! :)

    Hi Terri! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! I will check out your blog, too!

    Hi Gramma Ann! I love going to tea rooms, too! And yes, I agree the food AND the tea is soooo much better! That's one reason I like to have friends over sometimes, and fix a "tea room" kind of lunch and get out the pretty dishes, etc.!

    Hi Susan! Thanks! I just love the little petal edges, too!

    Hi Lisa! You're so funny! I really don't mean to torture you so! You'll have to e-mail me your address, and I'll mail you a little "surprise"! :D

    Hi Julia! Thanks for stopping by! I love tea things, too!

    Hi Bunny! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my tea cup set! It was great meeting you,too!

    Hi Mollye! Thanks!!

    Hi Karen! Thanks for stopping by!
    I really appreciate hearing from new friends!

    Hi K9Friend! Thanks! Glad you stopped by!

    Hey Miss Tammy!! You KNOW I'm interested in going anywhere to eat, but especially to a tea room!! Send more details! :D

    Hi Daisy! Thanks! Yes, it is delicate!

    And Thanks, Ms. Anonymous Turtle Lady! I'm glad you like my music and my writings! And I, too, am so glad our paths crossed and we are friends!!

  23. Hi: What a wonderful tea cup you shared. It is so dainty. Thank you for joining the party. I can't wait to see what you will share next week. Blessings, Martha


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