Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tea cup memories.....

Last summer my dear, sweet wonderful friend Marina, along with help from her BFF Dawn (and certainly a dear friend of mine as well) together hosted one of the most gracious, awesome formal Afternoon Teas I have ever had the pleasure to attend.

Marina's entire world is surrounded by Everything Tea! Every single place one's eye looked would settle on a tea quilt, tiny teacup figurine, a tea book.......hundreds of teacups and teapots.......lace.......amazing eye candy everywhere!

Oh, being in her home was like spending the day in a museum (only much better because everything  had a story behind it! She had so much to share about many of her pieces. (I think she needs to write a book about them all along with beautiful color glassy pictures and reference charts!)

This beautiful first teacup was the one I used. Isn't that spoon wonderful? I love the florals inside!




Look at this sweet beautiful chintz- one of the prettiest I have ever seen! I LOVE this teacup!



This is a very old precious one, indeed. I believe it to be Bavarian. Love the intricate gilding and I love that silver spoon, too.



I may slowly reveal more of her lovely afternoon tea in the future, but for now I am settling to share 3 lovely teacups used on her table. I think they are lovely, almost as the ladies themselves. It was such a special treat to be invited into Marina's lovely home and to spend the entire day with such wonderful friends.

Time to go put the kettle on and head on over to Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and also Teacup Tuesday!

13 comments:

  1. Hi Michele,
    What beautiful teacups your sharing. I love the one with the flower inside the cup. I don't have any like that and think that may be my next collection! How lucky to have a dear friend who enjoys tea like you.
    Hope you have a beautiful week,
    Nancy @ Two Cottages And Tea

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  2. Hi! Beautiful tea cups. To have tea in one would be a delight. I'd think. Love tea cups! Pat

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  3. Lucky you to have a friend who loves everything tea! I am sure that must have been a fab tea party!
    The cups are all lovely. Each one so pretty. The second cup I have too! Only hers is in a little better shape then mine.
    Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful tea cups with us today.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  4. Beautiful tea cups! Have a wonderful day. Warmly, Linda

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  5. Not sure how I found you, but I'm now a follower. I don't have many followers either, but am always delighted to help someone else on the blogging road. Looking forward to seeing what you're up to this year. I'm #16!

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  6. What a wonderful collection! I LOVE teacups! And taking tea too! That's the perfect way to spend time with BFFs. Thanks for visiting!
    Cheers!
    R

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  7. What a wonderful collection! I LOVE teacups! And taking tea too! That's the perfect way to spend time with BFFs. Thanks for visiting!
    Cheers!
    R

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  8. What a wonderful collection! I LOVE teacups! And taking tea too! That's the perfect way to spend time with BFFs. Thanks for visiting!
    Cheers!
    R

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  9. Hi Michelle,
    Oh my, what a pleasant day you must have spent with Marina and friends! Her teacups are divine, and the spoons, lovely snuggled up to each exquisite teacup. Your photos are fabulous and give us a wonderful view of each treasure. Thank you so much for sharing with us today. It's been absolutely delightful!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. Hi Michele,
    those tea cups are beautiful and I love the nice spoons, too. Thank you for sharing this beauties.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  11. Such delicate and pretty teacups and spoons, I do hope you'll show more of this tea with us.
    Judith

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  12. Beautiful teacups and a lovely afternoon.I'm sure!

    Carolyn

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  13. Hi Michelle: What beautiful cups your friend has. Thank you so much for sharing them with us this week. I love the chintz. Have a wonderful weekend. I am your newest follower. Looking forward to getting to know you. Blessings, Martha

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