Tuesday, June 29, 2010

** It's Tea Cup Tuesday **

Happy Tea Cup Tuesday, hosted by Martha and Terri. I'm also joining Lady Katherine for her Tea Time Tuesday. Although Katherine's posts are more about elegant table settings, I like to join her because she invited me!

My tea cup today is a darling, demitasse size cup. I think it's just adorable and has a beautiful pink floral pattern. I chose to show it, not only is it pretty, but it's special to me because it was given to me by my friend Lynn over at Present Letters. It was one of those "for no particular reason" gifts that don't come along that often. Lynn knows about my joy of tea cups and when she was antiquing and saw this adorable set, she said she just had to buy it for me! AND, she even got me 2 sets that same day! The other one is a miniature and it is darling, too. Thank you, Lynn, so much....for your friendship, kindness and thoughtfulness. I hope you can begin to blog again soon. I really miss your letters.

The bottom stamp says: Made in Liling China, with Chinese lettering.

* I'd also like to add another huge Thank-You to everyone who's been so thoughtful and kind about my son, Scott. I won't be able to truly breathe until he's safely back home. *

 * Oh, and one more thing. A friend from high school is having a kidney transplant today at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Please keep Dee in your thoughts and/or prayers. *

"Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet, than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years." -- Richard Bach


  1. what a nice special tea cup. it's pretty. thanks for shring.

  2. Charming little cups. Do you have a special cabinet for the small ones or just mix them in with regular sized sets? I like the handle on this one, looks inviting to use. Sometimes handles on any cup are designed in a way to may using it hard to do.

  3. Carmel has lots of place for cups of tea...and on a foggy day like today, several may be needed. If you poke around on my breadonthe water.blogspot you will find other Carmel pictures and stories. For all the folks that do come here, and there are visitors aplenty, I know there are many who want to and cannot rightly prioritize it. Now I am going to have to research Doris Day's hotel... I know her neighbor, but Doris is either well disguised or laying low lately. Myabe, if you come to Carmel she will come out of hiding. Thanks for the visit...do you like cream and sugar with your tea?

  4. Hi :) What a very sweet little cup :) Wishing you a Happy Teacup Tuesday!

    Warmest, Brenda

  5. I like the shape of that cup. So nice of your blog friend to buy it for you!


  6. That is a lovely cup, and what a dear friend to understand your love of tea cups.
    I am hoping your son is home safe soon.

  7. Beautiful cup and saucers. Happy to hear Scott is doing well. YeeHaw!

  8. That is a lovely little teacup and a thoughtful gift from your friend.

  9. Such a pretty cup, Becky and the design is just lovely!
    You make me want to post about my tea cups :P

  10. Hi Becky
    That is the sweetest cup and you are right, gifts for no other reason than "you are thought of" are the best ones. Have a super day!
    Tina xo

  11. Hi: I understand we have a lot in common. I know one thing for sure, I love your cup. I will pray for your son and for your friend. I look forward to getting to know you better. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings, Martha

  12. Very pretty! What a fun way to celebrate a Tuesday:)

  13. Adorable! And is that wallpaper behind the cup? Love it!! Also love your Richard Bach quote!

  14. You have a lot more teacups etc. than do I. Where do you keep them all? I stopped collecting because I just don't have the space!

  15. Hi Rose! Thanks for stopping by!

    Hi Bookie/Claudia! No, I don't separate my cups. They're all in a small curio cabinet. I really don't have that many. Thanks for stopping by.

    Hi Jeannette! I'm just so envious that you live in such a beautiful part of the country! Someday...when I'm traveling and promoting my book, I'll have to come to Carmel for sure! (first I gotta get the book finished, though!) Thanks!

    Hi Brenda! Thank you!

    Hi Sue! Thanks! Lynn is not only a blog friend, but an "in town" friend!:)

    Hi Terri. Thanks so much. I will be writing about my son later this evening!

    Hi Snap! Thanks! And I'll second that YeeHaw! :)

    Hi parTea lady! Thanks!

    Hi Estrella! Well, come on and join in the Tuesday Tea Cup fun!

    Hi Tina! Thanks! I hope to make it over to your blog, and others, to comment, too!

    Hi Martha! Yes, we both seem to have the clumsiness "gene"! Thanks for your prayers, too.

    Hi Karen! Thanks!

    Hi Tam! Thanks! I'm glad you noticed my "wallpaper"...No, it's a scrapbooking paper! I bought lots of it on sale a year or so ago, at 10 cents a page! I've covered things with it and also use it in a basket-folder-thingy I'll have to show you!!

    Hi Lisa! I really only have about 10 sets of tea cups! I've only posted about ...maybe 3 of them? And they really are stored in a very small curio cabinet...only 2 shelves. It's about 3 ft tall maybe.

  16. Lovely cup, happy belated Teacup Tuesday. Hopefully your son is home by the time you read this. It's time for that big sigh of relief. Take care and warm wishes.

  17. Hi Appleshoe! Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment! It's never too late to do that!
    I'm reading this at 10:30 am Wednesday morning, so no...Scott isn't home yet, but he's somewhere on the way! :D

  18. I love your pink teacups! What a lovely friend to buy these for you! Your so welcome to join me for Tea Time Tuesday, I do enjoy seeing your teacups! Hoping your son gets home safe and sound. Sending up prayers for your friend! Until next Tea Time!

  19. Hi Lady K! Thank you so much for stopping by. Yes, my son arrived home last night, safe and sound! He still has doctor appts., etc. which I'll blog a little about.
    You and your health are definitely in my thoughts, too. I hope you are doing well. I'll be over to your blog later tonight!


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