Monday, October 25, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday(34), October Ends

Please join Martha and Terry for Teacup Tuesday #34 at
October is such a wonderful month full of autumn blaze and comfortable temps. It is also my birthday month (pink birthstone) and a lot of pink things around for the month calling to mind breast cancer awareness. My sister picked up a few cups for me at garage sales thinking of cups on a stick. This pink one I think I will keep in the house for a while. The simplicity of this cup makes a regal statement; it calls to mind the 1950’s for me. However, I could be very wrong as I can not find the pattern name anywhere. Note the delicate pink swirl on the plate with a flute around that area of the saucer. This is a perfect cup for October.

My friends brought me the new green set for my birthday along with tablecloth, towels, and candle. Everything is in warm autumn tones of avocado, browns, rusts and pumpkins. It makes a great October statement!

One other cup for today is the Crown Ducall cup I picked up at the Goodwill store. I foolishly left others there and they were gone in a few hours when I called back for them. This cup is not colors I would normally choose, but it screamed BUY ME when I saw it. It is rich and very Victorian looking to me. I can not find this pattern name anywhere either.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love your pink swirl cup!! I'm a pink girl. Happy Birthday to you also!!

Snap said...

Happy Birthday to you! I love the pink swirl. Your autumn colors birthday presents are wonderful. Great find at GW! Happy Tea Day!

Denise said...

Thank-you for stopping by my blog.I'm now a follower of your site.Your teacups are pretty and your country life sounds fun to me.

Linda O'Connell said...

Happy birthday Claudia. I really like that pink cup/plate, and you probably have a real treasure in the Goodwill teacup. I saw a cobalt blue one today made in Germany, but have nowhere to display such delicate items, so I left it on the shelf.

Martha's Favorites said...

Happy Birthday! I love that last cup. It is so beautiful. So glad you join us, looking forward to next week. Blessings, Martha

Gee said...

Hi Claudia,

Happy Birthday and thanks for stopping by. Love yr pink ducall teacup. Its so beautiful. Something that shouldnt be resisted.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Claudia! I love the last swirly pink teacup! It is very Victorian looking. Don't blame you a bit for picking it up. Or rather, I guess it picked you!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Claudia, not only we share the same interest in teacups we also celebrate the same birthday in October! yippieee.. Pink girls! I really love your Crown Ducal teacup! love the pattern a lot! thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...


I love the pink swirls on the first tea cup but what really pulled at my hear strings is the last tea cup! It made this gal with a Victorian heart Sing!!

Happy Tea Tuesday!!


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your teacups. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.


Marie said... pretty! Love, love, love your victorian tea set. Love the colors...perfect for autumn (and really anytime of the year).

Happy Tea Tuesday!

parTea lady said...

Both of your cups are pretty. I like the pink geometric design on the first cup and the floral cup too.

That is a nice tea set your friends gave to you - how handy to have the metal stand.

A Hopeful Heart said...

Well, a very happy birthday to you!!!

All your teacups today are lovely...I especially like the last one. LOVE those flowers. And I hate it when you pass an item by at the Goodwill, only to change your mind and then find it gone. Back in the summer, I saw a beautiful rooster teapot at one of my favorite thrift stores. I was involved in a teacup swap at the time, and I thought about buying it for my swap partner, but I wasn't sure she was into roosters. For $4, I ought to have bought it!! I emailed her, found out she loved roosters, and then went back to the store 2 days teapot!!! I was kicking myself, just as I know you are kicking yourself for not getting more of those lovely teacups.

Have a wonderful day,

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, Oh such beautiful tea cups, I love them both. Happy Birthday to you. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week. Terri

T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy birthday month. Both my boys celebrate birthdays this month (Zack is 12 today) and we have our anniversary too. Congrats on winning Susan's giveaway. She is such a sweetie! Have a great rest of the week. :) Tammy

Concetta said...

Thank you for stopping by blog today! I have never seen a cup with an American flag on it - but now I think it would be fun to search for country themed cups - I would love to have an Italian cup. Your victorian cup is so beautiful - I love it!

Jenny said...

Bookie -- thank you for visiting me today, and leaving such a nice comment. I am having such fun looking at your beautiful teacups!
Hope you'll visit again soon

PS. Come by later tonight if you're interested in a little giveaway I"m having

Princesa Nadie said...

Your Crown Ducal cup is beautiful!
Meeting you has been a pleasure

Penny said...

Your tea cups are awesome. While I do think your pink swirl cup is lovely; my favorite is your Victorian (Crown Ducal).

Thank you for sharing your treasures with us.


Myrna R. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't collect tea cups, but yours are beautiful. Enjoy.

Terri said...

Lovely pink Cup! And the last one is very lovely. I have not heard of that maker before. I always love to see a cup made by someone I don't know!
Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you.
I loved the teacups and the warmth they bring to your story.