Monday, November 29, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday in Brown

     It is Tea Cup Tuesday again. Check out all the links to pretty cups today at  http://www.marthasfavorites.com.











I am being swallowed by cups and saucers because I have no will power against their charms!





Just before Thanksgiving, DH and I went into a flea market next to the Grizzly store. It is huge with extra wide aisles and no crowding. Many pieces of beautiful antique furniture were set around in room groupings. DH found two Blue Willow cups and saucers at $4 a set. One was rough but the other was flawless except for a crazing inside. He thought we should not pass up the price. I did don’t know what was making the dark spots and foggy finish inside the cup, but when I worked on it for a few hours at home with some bleach, I got it all out! It is bargain set.


I found other cups in this flea market. At another $4 was this Nasco cup which interested me for all the browns it had. I was in autumn mood and the brown and yellows seemed seasonal to me; I added it to the other few brown cups I have. It paired up nicely.

Then I found this Lennox, USA floral cup. I didn’tneed this one at all, but it is a beautiful cup in its own right. The bisque shade of china is so creamy and the florals are sweet, especially the one in the bottom of the cup. The bowl of the cup is wide and short with a nice handle. This cup has a nice heft when in use. I just couldn’t leave it there on a shelf all alone!








8 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful tea cups. I really love the one in browns!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"I TOTALLY agree with the LURE of cups&saucers"... and they "Out number us SO we are DOOMED with their beauty"... and HEY, we always can use ONE MORE... Your's are 'GORGEOUS". although my very FAVORITE here is the dish at the top. WOW is it beautiful, I have never seen that pattern before? What is it's name???
Hugs to you, Donna

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I can't pick the tea cup I like the most. They are both stunning. Maybe the first one, no the Lennox. Ok, I love them both. Tea cups, what would we do without them? Have a wonderful week. Blessings dear friend, Martha

Terri said...

Oh yes, all of your cups are really lovely and such a bargain too! I love the Lennox, it is very classy!
Hugs,
Terri

irishoma said...

Hi Claudia,
Love your tea cups. It's definitely tea time around her with the cold spell that's just arrived.
Donna V.
http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Claudia, you got lovely teacups! for the price you paid, the cups are worth buying. lovely!

Betty Craker Henderson said...

My aunt collected teacups and had them hanging on her wall many years ago in KC. I thought they were so lovely. Yours are so beautiful!

BECKY said...

Hi Claudia! Love all your beautiful cups and saucers! I haven't been able to keep up with all the different blog things I like to participate in....Oh well, I need to take time to go around and comment on my friends' blogs...like yours!! Hugs!