Monday, April 4, 2016

Antique Painted Nippon

I have been very busy organizing my world lately.

Today I was re-doing one of my smaller china areas,
 and had placed a bunch of my antique hand painted
 Nippon (Japanese) tea cup trio sets on the table.

I glanced at them all clustered together
and just softly sighed.....

They're just so pretty, and since I haven't shared
 any "super pretties" in much too long,
 thought I'd grab my camera and simply click away!

Not sharing any tea time yummies, nor linens or lace - 
just some beautiful paper-thin translucent china pics...

It never fails to impress me with its beauty
when everything is all laid out together. 

It's like candy for the eyes!

I am so blessed to have been able to collect tea china
most of my life - it's so awesome to surround
oneself with things that bring one joy...

And I actually use many of my pieces -
not as often as I wish to, but over the years
most certainly have hosted many tea parties!

I can't wait to have my next one-
have been really wanting to!

I think there's something about springtime and
gardens and roses and Mother's Day that just
goes hand-in-hand with a lovely feminine

When are you planning your next one?

Will it be an intimate tea for two, tea for six?
 Eight? Twenty?

There are so many options,
 themes and reasons to host a tea party!

There's something about Nippon's china-
 it's so delicate and precious,
 it's amazes me that it has been able to last this long.

I am so blessed to have such a wonderful
 lifetime collection of lovely teacups.

I never stop being grateful to sip 
with such loveliness!

I wish I could invite
 every single one of you
to tea in my home.






  1. Hi Michele! Oh, your tea cups are just beautiful! They look so delicate! I would just love to come to a tea party with you! Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Hand painted china is a real treasure, isn't it? You know we'd all come for tea Michele if we could...
    Can't wait to see and show for Stephanie's exchange reveal.

  3. So pretty! Wished that I lived close enough to come over for a tea party! I may try to organize another tea social at work. It's been such a busy year that we've only done 1 so far (Valentine's Day for February).

  4. Michele, your Nippon china is lovely! They truly are works of art. I do hope to host an afternoon tea when our painting is over. Thank you for showing your lovely pieces. ♥

  5. What pretty pieces - the delicacy, the workmanship, the colours all come together to make something unmistakable. I have a few pieces left to me by my mother-in-law and I treasure them.
    Thank you for the invitation - I will be over for tea whenever you're ready!

  6. How fortunate you are to have a love of tea parties and your collection of exquisite tea cups along with accompanying saucers. Am not usually hot tea drinker myself but think if I was invited to your home for tea would certainly enjoy the occasion. Would be a very special time for me..
    Just looking at all your lovely tea cups can see how prized they must be, do you have to dust them too often? Glad you give yourself times to enjoy them all. Must be fun to decide which cups you'll use for certain guests.
    Have a delightful week.

  7. So, so pretty! I didn't know you have been collecting tea china for so must have been very sure of where your real love was, and it is a huge part of your life even now. I gave my girls tea sets as they were growing up, children tea sets, and we played 'tea party' all the time. Then pieces would break or get lost and I'd buy another set. I think I got more out of it than they did!

    I hope you have another party soon. I always enjoy your menus and pretty table settings!


  8. The Nippon set is amazing. I love collecting tea cups. Having trouble now finding a place to put them. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  9. Michele, I'm softly sighing too. How gorgeous. Love, Mimi xxx

  10. Michele, I do so wish you lived near me so that we could get together for a tea party. You have such wonderful tea sets, a true feast for the eyes. I am planning afternoon tea for Saturday which is my birthday. Take care nice to catch up with you.

  11. What beautiful tea trios you have shared with us, Michele! I am swooning with the beauty of them. Yes, surrounding ourselves with beautiful things does bring us joy. Wouldn't it be fun to have a big tea party with our blogging sisters?

  12. They are all beautiful and one is so lovely that I am snagging it for my Yellow folder. Yes, it is a sweet blessing to have pretties and to share them. I was just thinking about a spring tea yesterday for a couple of friends. Nice to dream about anyway, but you are going to make your tea party happen!

  13. How dainty and delicate they look. I love the soft colours. Would love to join you for a nice cup of tea thank you. However, just a bit too far for me.

  14. Michele, your china pieces are gorgeous… I can just see them on a lovely table set for tea… Enjoy

  15. Michelle, your tea cups are really, really beautiful. I agree with the Nippon china. . .it's the prettiest with all the hand painted flowers. It would be wonderful to have a tea party, but I don't really have any friends within 100 miles of where I live, which is so disappointing, because I love to entertain. Thank you for showing your beautiful china today!

  16. You have a nice collection of beautiful tea cups! I do love how you can look through them in the light. You don't get that from regular cups.

  17. Michele, your Nippon china really is a lovely sight to behold! The delicacy of that china is so beautiful and how wonderful that you have so many pieces of it. I haven't really had a real tea party in some time because I've been sick all winter. But hopefully with the warmer weather coming our way {or I hope it is} it will inspire me to have some friends over. Wish I could join you too. Thanks for sharing and have a marvellous week.


  18. I love Nippon...especially their tea wares. They are so romantically pretty! And tea is always a part of life here! About the idea why we were upgraded...but sure am happy we were! Maybe on your next one...we are a few more ahead of you...being older, I guess...we are Elite on Princess. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  19. How very beautiful! It is so wonderful that you have been collecting such pretties for a lifetime....They would be so lovely at any tea party! Wishing you a happy and blessed week! Hugs xo Karen

  20. And we would all love to come! What lovely tea cups! Sweet hugs, Diane

  21. Michelle, they are exquisite! The Nippon is full of charm. I can just imagine how special it would be to have tea at your home. ;-)

  22. I agree, candy for the eyes {{smiles}} Eaach set is truly beautiful, my friend, and how I would love to have tea with YOU!

    Love and hugs!

  23. Exquisite teacups...I'm not familiar with Nippon teacups, but I can tell from your photos that they are certainly treasures. The hand painted flowers are works of art.
    Oh, I would love to have tea with you! I'm thinking of doing a spring garden tea (before it gets too hot) and invite the important women in my life around Mother's Day. Happy planning for your next tea party!

  24. this teacups are wonderful, so chic great post i love ypu

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  26. Wonderful cups with PINK roses.

  27. Be still my heart!! These pieces are simply breath taking!! Totally in love with them!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!!
    Thanks too for stopping by!!


  28. All your china are so pretty and delicate, Michele,and I would love to sit with you and chat while we sip on tea from any of them. Aw if only!

  29. I'm Japanese, but I haven't seen such beautiful cups! Especially like the heartsease flower's ones. Thank you for sharing:)

  30. All of your tea cups are lovely.

    I am actually planning a little tea party in the early summer.

    thanks for sharing with SYC.

  31. Dear Michele:
    They are all so pretty. What talent these ladies (and men?) had to paint in such a manner. I love your collection and am so glad that you shared and linked. Have a great weekend Michele and stay away from "hot" spillings!

  32. Oh my goodness, Michele, your cups are outstanding! What lovely pieces you have. They are super dainty and the artwork is just stunning.

  33. Oh Michele what a wonderful collection you have! How I would love to come to one of your tea parties. I myself enjoy a cuppa as often as I can. Indeed I am enjoying this simple gift while typing this. Have a wonderful weekend!

  34. You do have a beautiful collection ! I hope you will soon be having tea on your lovely patio with friends.
    Take care,

  35. Your tea sets are truly amazing. Your friends and family must love their tea parties with you. Have a wonderful week :)

  36. Hi Michele,
    Definitely Eye Candy! Love it! Karen

  37. Michele, your collection is definitely stunning! Each one is just gorgeous. The collage is breathtaking! I bought some raspberry tea in SC. Due for a tea party! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  38. Hi dear friend! Oh, it's been too long since I've been here for a visit! Yes, I'll come to a tea party -- just name the date ;) !!
    That china is gorgeous! And yes, it's so nice to surround yourself with beauty, and spring is a lovely time for a tea party. My book club friends are planning a tea party bridal shower for my daughter -- can't wait!
    Looking forward to seeing what you've done in your house. xo Deborah

  39. Every one is gorgeous! Hand painted lovelies for sure. I can see why you are anxious to enjoy a tea party with all those beauties.
    How sweet that you were able to collect since you were young, and to enjoy them as you do.
    I would love to sit over tea with you, dear friend.
    I believe it is time for another tea party here in my home too. I'll put that on my to do list. :-)
    Lovely post~~

  40. Oh wow, these really are gorgeous. Beautiful pictures too.

  41. Michele, what is really cool is that you value the delicate beauty of the cups, what goes in them and the company--or solitude you appreciate with all of them. You are one of a kind, just like your cups.

  42. Oh my, what a pretty collection! I love the gold detailing in each...beautiful works of art! Thanks for sharing with us~hugs, Poppy

  43. Catching up on all the posts and these teacups made me sigh.

    So beautiful and the details! Perfect. :)

    Happy day friend!


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