Monday, July 5, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday #18

I was a candidate for TCA (Tea Cup Anonymous) when I finally conquered my addiction. I was doing well until I met Tea Cup Tuesdays and fell into a (tea) pot of desire again! Everyone’s tea cups, tea pots, and lovely food presentations made me hunger for the hunt again. I had never heard of Ansely marks and so many of your lovely cups were of that maker. So I struck out last Tuesday afternoon to our local flea market to see if I could find one. No, I didn’t, but there was an abundance of cups in the booths now. I was up and down the aisles for 90 minutes; I got so tired I couldn’t go anymore! But I did not leave until I toted out a bag full of finds.

The first thing was this Spode Tower plate. Although I am Blue Willow person, I love any blue and whites. I was totally smitten by the depth of this blue. The tag said it was flow blue. but I am not sure. I just loved the shade.

I found this delicate cup with a mark saying Mignon and it looks like that was a popular china maker in the 1880’s. I could not find the pattern name; if anyone recognizes it, I would appreciate knowing the name.

I also got a great price on this Winnie the Pooh set. I normally don’t choose this kind of tea pot even though I think they are sweet. I have to have some kind of guideline and try to force myself to stay with florals or solid colors. But oh my, I thought the flower garden that Pooh and friends were frolicking in around the tea pot’s bottom just made this theme tea pot a must have. I can always hope that some day I might share a pot and a Pooh story with a grandchild or two.
And one last thing from this week was this little pink perk from a friend. She gave it to me as a thank you gift for helping her with her mother's 90th birthday celebration. It is a mini cup but a sweet one.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

You got some lovely teacups and I must admit I love the Pooh fun!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I know the feeling about the tea cups. It seems like you can't get enough. My favorite is the last demitassi cup in pink. It is so beautiful. It looks like a Limoges. Thank you so much for being a part of this party. It is so much fun to see your treasures. Blessings, Martha

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Bookie
Thanks for visiting me today..I love your tea cup selections for todays post! Take care..


Olga said...

Wonderful finds. The Pooh set is just adorable.

Appleshoe said...

LOL! "TCA" I can never tell that to my husband he would start looking for a local chapter for me! What wonderful finds. They are all so lovely I can see why they followed you home. Aynsley teacups are my favorite. I hope you find one for your collection.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Goodness!! I LOVE all of your new treasures!!! The last pink cup is to die for!!


Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello, you found some great treasures! My favorites are the Mignon cup... love the sweet little florals, and of course, the PINK cup with the rosebud! Thank you for sharing all these beauties with us today :)

Happy Teacup Tuesday!!

Warmest, Brenda

Anonymous said...

All so pretty!

GrannySue said...

I think they are all amazing. I adore the Winnie the Pooh set, but then I have a 15 month old granddaughter so I'm a little off kilter. What a great, great post.

Tina Eudora said...

Hi Bookie and sadly I can only see 2 pictures you posted why I have no idea, but I can see the little cup called "Mignon" and the lovely pink cup from your friend! They are both so lovely and I think a teacup addiction is for life, sorry :(
Tina xo

BECKY said...

Hi Claudia! What wonderful treasures you found! And I love shopping in antique malls and stores, because The Hunt is a huge part of the fun! I love it when I pass up $35.00 sets and find one for $3.99, $4.99, etc.!! And to me, I don't care who makes it, as long as I like it! LOVE all of yours!! Beautiful and whimsical both!!

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Claudia;
I'm so in love with your little pink set, it made my heart stop for a second;pink will get me every time. What lovely treasures you have!

Terri said...

I am so sorry we have pulled you along our path to more tea cups! I feel the same way, although I was never reformed : )
I truly do enjoy drinking from my cups. I drink tea every day.
I love all your finds from the flea market. The pink little cup from your friend is divine!