It's been awhile since I've been able to participate in any of the tea parties. I love to visit everyone on Tuesdays...any day, actually. However, it's also a great pleasure to have something to share with you all, too :) :)
Oh my, I went to a couple of yardsales this past weekend. I found a couple of really interesting treasures. Here are some really neat teacups that I have to share with you. Now one of you sweet ladies has a teacup(s) just like these...or a very similar style. Well, before I talk too much, let me show you what I have to share today:
I am working on a couple of posts for this month, so I'll go into detail about the other items in these photos another time. Today it's all about tea :) These two teacups were yardsale treasures that I found for just $1 each. These cups are so unusual, that I just had to buy them. I seem to remember one of you sweet ladies finding similar teacups as well :)
This cup is the most unusual in my collection so far. It has a double-ring gold handle. It also sits on three little mini gold rings. Plus, it has a pearlescent sheen to it. It reminds me of abalone shell.
The cup has this pearlescent sheen to it. It reminds me of abalone shell. There was no backstamp on this teacup. So I'm not able to identify it's origin. Oh yeah, that's my seriously warped reflection you see in the teacup. I was trying to get a good photo with my camera.... :) :) :) :)
This teacup is also really beautiful...and quite romantic and regal, too. Notice the pedestal fan base. that is quite unusual. I've seen more modern Asian teacups with pedestal bases. The handle has a bit of a thumb rest, too...of course, this also has gold and the same pearlescent sheen.
This teacup is really neat because of the beautiful fruit drawings on the outside and inside of the cup. It has the same sheen as the other teacup with the violet flowers.
This has a lot of similarites with the violet teacup. I'm guessing that one is also made in Japan. If any of you have more information on this teacup, please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by for tea today. I really enjoyed visiting with you. Again, if you know anything further about these two teacups, please let me know. They are quite lovely. I have another teacup to share with you next week :) :)
That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)