Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday, An Assortment

I picked this cup up at a flea market for $3. The colors are pretty and delicate, but the scene is built around an antlered deer. I thought that a bit unsual.

A dear friend gave me the silver caddy. I thought it was a tea caddy, but it might be a biscuit jar. Either way, I have not been able to bring myself to dumping anything in there to spoil the insides. 

The vase is from my great-grandmother. She kept a pitcher collection. Her pitchers were of all sizes, all kinds of china and from many countries. This vase was among her pitchers.

The  delicate plate I picked up early on in my own collecting for $2. I just liked it!

 Although this is not tea related, I am including it in this assortment today because I am hoping someone can help me identify it in some way. It's history is as followes: When I was about ten years old, I saw my grandmother's best friend give her this glass jar for her birthday. Inside was a pair of gold hoop ear rings. The women were probably in their 50's at the time. (It as about 1960.) I remember hearing the woman say these items belonged to her mother and she brought them from France with her. My grandmother said they were too valuable to her family, and Rose said no, she wanted Gran to have them. I have always wanted to know more about this piece since it became mine and I am now old enough to apprecaite the gift is was.                                                                           


Willow said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I love the teacup with the deer.

The jar is so beautiful. What a wonderful gift to be passed down to you by your GrandMother. Can you tell if it has any markings on the bottom or somewhere else on the jar or lid? Sometimes when they do you can find out by that where it came from.


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Bookie :) Charming cup with the deer on it; you don't see many like that. I really love that sweet vase, it's quite lovely.

Wishing you a wonderful Tea Tuesday!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Marie said...

What a lovely collection! Especially love the silver tea caddy. I've been looking for one of those too. Stopping by from Tea Tuesdays.

Terri said...

That is a very pretty tea cup. I haven't seen one like that before. Does it have a makers name on the bottom?
Thank you so much for sharing it with us today.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What beauties you have shared with us today!! I love the tea cup and you are right...how unusual!!!

I love the silver piece but I am not sure as to what it is exactly!


A Hopeful Heart said...

Your teacup is lovely and very unique. It's not often that you see a teacup with a scene on it.

And I LOVE your silver piece. I LOVE silver...I am blessed to be the owner of my grandmother's 8 piece silver tea and coffee set. Unfortunately, I don't have a place to display it now, so it's packed in a box...but I'm hoping that when we move into another house, I'll once again have a china cabinet and be able to get my silver service back out.

Have a lovely day,

BECKY said...

Hey Bookie!! I tried to leave a comment here yesterday, but the old Error 503 got me again! That's getting really annoying! Anyway....I love your tea cup. It really is unique. Also the silver biscuit jar...Beautiful! And your grandma's vase, gorgeous, too. I have no idea about the rose colored jar. Your description reminded me of the people on the PBS Antique Roadshow! Don't we all wish we had something worth thousands of dollars??!! Have a lovely rest of the week!