Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Teacup Tuesday! Just a part of my collection

It seems like I have a bunch of different "reader' audiences.  Not everyone reads all my books.  Not everyone reads my blog posts.  Not everyone sees my Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter posts.  That's a lot of people to juggle.

Something fun I do on my Lorraine Facebook Author Page is share pictures of teacups.  I have a fascination with English tea and the beautiful china that goes with it.  So I thought for a while I'd share some pictures of my teacup collection.  (Don't get bored, guys--afternoon tea is full of wonderful goodies.)

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Unfortunately, I no longer have the first teacup from my collection, which my mother gave to me.  The cleaning lady broke it and my heart.  But this is one of the cups from a set that my grandmother gave me (when I was much too young to appreciate it).  I think it's gorgeous. Sadly, not many of the cups survived the trip from England to the US and I have far more plates and saucers than cups.  Since they're all hand-painted (and slightly different), there's no way to replace those broken cups.  I have seen duplicates of the cup the cleaning lady broke -- however not since she broke it (a year ago). If I ever see it again, I'll certainly buy it for sentimental reasons.

Brown transferware

I am such a sucker for brown transferware; I have loads of pieces of it (all mismatched, all unique, all beautiful).  I admired this cup in an antique shop and my mother bought it for me.  Isn't it lovely?

Queen Victoria

This is my oldest teacup celebrating Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. It was a Christmas gift from Mr. L.  We'd seen it in an antique shop in Centralia, Washington. I think I stared at the price tag as much as the cup. It was too rich for my blood.  Unbeknownst to me, upon our return home, Mr. L called the shop and bought the cup. It was the favorite gift that Christmas!

These are just a few of the cups in my collection.

I must admit, I am also a teacup hoarder.  I buy them at yard sales to make sure they are loved, and then I find them new homes.  Would there be interest in a teacup giveaway?

Let's talk about it!

Meanwhile, let's make Teacup Tuesday a regular post for a while and see what comes of it.  Maybe I could share some tea recipes, too.  Would you like that?  Let me know.

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