Tuesday, June 15, 2010

* Tea Cup Tuesday - Part 2 *

Well, I finally finished making all the birthday cards for June, took them to the post office and hope they will arrive in time! I swear, I keep saying I won't let the due dates sneak up on me anymore...but this time, I mean it! I need to begin tomorrow making the ones for July!

Enough of that.....

Before I forget, I took photos to show the bottom stamps on the cup & saucer, that are shown in the post immediately following this one. (Thus the name, Part 2!)
This is the bottom of the plate/saucer. It has the crossing arrows or whatever they are called, plus an indentation of the number 53, which kind of looks like a 33 here, but it's definitely a 53. Also, to the left of the arrows, there is another indentation that looks kind of a like a capital D in cursive, plus something else I couldn't make out.

This is the bottom of the cup and if it looks strange it's because I had to take the picture kind of upside down and backwards to get that number 4 to show up clearly! (I really gotta get a better camera!)

* Thanks to Terri  at Artful Afirmations and her comment below, asking about the stamps on the bottom of these. I had forgotten to take those photos!

Okay.......Gotta pry myself away from this laptop for awhile, but I'll be back sometime later.......As usual, I have lots to say!

“A perfect method for adding drama to life is to wait until the deadline looms large.” -- Unknown


  1. I don't know what the stamp means, but love the teacup! That "swooping" snake handle is such an elegant touch! Contgrats on getting your cards done!

  2. I'm not in the know about these things, but I'm assuming these are valuable antiques.

    All I know about antiques is what I've learned on Antique Roadshow, but I know one thing for sure. I like these!


  3. Hi Becky...That teacup was an absolute charmer! Susan

  4. Becky, I found your crossed swords. I was pretty sure it was Meissen, which is a very famous and high quality company.
    Here is the url:

  5. Becky, would you like me to make up some extra cards and send them too you? Most of mine are of landscapes, but I could round up some real pretty ones for the older kids and send them to you if you want.

  6. Hi Tammy! Thanks! Whenever I do see a stamp on the bottom of something like that, I never know what it means, either! And rarely do I take the time to investigate it, either! Thanks, too, on the congrats about "the cards"! :)

    Hi Sue! Thanks so much! I love the Antiques Roadshow, too! Don't we all wish we had something that was worth thousands of dollars??!!

    Hi Susan! Thank you!!

    Hi Terri! Thank you so much for letting me know about Meissen. I really appreciate you taking the time to do that! I googled it and then also looked on E-Bay, and found some interesting things!

    Oh, thank you, Kathy for your offer about the cards. I guess I'll stick with what I'm doing for now, though. The kids are used to the same "style", ya know? But, gosh, how sweet and generous you are!

  7. Hello- Pretty cup. I like the unusual handle. I have a Meissen running around here somewhere. I will have to post it some day, but it's not nearly as pretty as yours. Take care.

  8. Hi Appleshoe! Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment! I'll check out your blog, too!

  9. I hate having to do things by a deadline. I do much better when I can work at my own speed. So sweet and generous of you to make those cards, though. You are very inspiring. :)


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