Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Teacup Tuesday




Here's one of my small teacups--I think I purchased it at an antique shop years ago--there was no saucer, and there isn't a stamp on the bottom of the cup, so I don't know anything about it, except that it's pretty, and the handpainting on it is beautiful. The pearlized finish and the gold leafing seem to lend a "fairy-like" air to it, don't you think? I am not a "teacup connoisseur" but I do have a collection of sweet cups that I love. Hop on over to Artful Affirmations to see links to all the beautiful teacups this week!

14 comments:

Terri said...

HI Jann,
This is such a sweet little cup, and so delicate too. I love the posey of flowers, and it looks like a luster ware cup as well. Those are usually made in Japan, but not always.
Hugs,
Terri

Aelwyn said...

Ooooo--it's lovely! Thank you for sharing!

delia hornbook said...

Its very pretty, my mum says Tea always taste better out of a proper cup and saucer. dee x

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such a sweet teacup! love the flowers on it.. just lovely!

Susan said...

This is a beautiful tea cup, I love that mother-of-pearl finish!

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The Feathered Nest said...

I love beautiful, lone teacups like this Jann!! It's always wonderful to give them a home, isn't it? I hope you're doing great sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

thewhitechair said...

Wouldn't it be interesting if that teacup could talk? Wonder what it's story would be? So pretty and taken care of... I collect tea cups too! Love that post!
blessings
deborah
{thewhitechair}

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Such a beautiful teacup!

Torunn said...

I love the teacup and I love your blog. May I ask where you found your header? Have a nice day!

KathyB. said...

You're right, this is a very pretty teacup, and maybe the bit of mystery surrounding it's history makes it all the more intriguing and appealing. I like what 'thewhitechair' said ...what would this teacups' story be?

Torunn said...

Thank you so much for your answer. Yes, I have knitted those pants, and everything else you find in my blog.;) Have a nice day.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Jann: Love the Lusterware cup. It is so cute. Thank you for sharing it with us this week. Blessings, Martha

Brenda Leyland said...

oh my goodness... I have a teacup that is so similar to yours. The base on mine is different, as it has little feet, but the shape and the look of the inside is almost identical.

How's that for interesting... as I don't think I've been to your site before!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a beautiful cup! I love the iridescent colors that reflect from it!