Monday, June 20, 2011

MY 30TH TEACUP AND TEA THINGS TUESDAY AND TEA TIME TUESDAY FOR JUNE 21ST

Hi everyone,

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:
THESE ARE TWO OF THE TEACUPS I FOUND AT A YARDSALE THIS PAST WEEKEND.

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 IS WHAT I CALL MY "VIOLET" TEACUP. IT'S GOT THIS SAME VIOLET PATTERN ALL THE WAY AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE CUP.

 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.... :) :) :) :)
HERE IS ANOTHER VIEW OF MY VIOLET TEACUP, JUST BECAUSE I THINK IT'S SO PRETTY. I LIKE THE  VIOLET DETAIL. USUALLY I SEE TEACUPS WITH ROSES..THIS MAKES IT EXTRA SPECIAL.

NOTICE THE THREE SMALL GOLDEN RINGS THAT THE CUP SITS ON. THEY SORT OF REMIND ME OF MINIATURE WEDDING RINGS.

THIS IS THE OTHER TEACUP THAT I FOUND AT  THE SAME YARDSALE THIS PAST WEEKEND. THIS ONE HAS A FRUIT THEME WITH GRAPES AND PEARS.

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 IS A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DESIGN ON THIS CUP. IT LOOKS LIKE GRAPES, PEARS AND APPLES. THIS SAME PATTERN IS ALL AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE TEACUP, AS WELL AS ON THE INSIDE.


THIS IS THE SAME FRUIT MOTIF ON THE INSIDE OF THE CUP. I LOVE TEACUPS THAT HAVE "SECRET" SURPRISE MOTIF ON THE INSIDE. THIS IS THE LARGEST ONE I'VE EVER SEEN

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.  

HERE IS THE BACKSTAMP ON THE TEACUP. IT JUST GIVE STHE PATTERN NAME, THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND THE YEAR IT WAS PRODUCED.

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.
HERE ARE MY BEAUTIFUL TEACUPS AGAIN.  I JUST HAPPENED TO PLACE THEM ON THIS "TRAY" WITH THE LACES.  HOWEVER, I RATHER LIKE THE LOOK, DON'T YOU?  IT'S REAL VINTAGE CHIC.

 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 :)

15 comments:

Susan Montgomery said...

Heather,

Your tea cups are beautiful! I have always love violets. If I ever get a female puppy, I want to name her Violet :) I love fruit decorations, too! We have several things in our house with fruit motifs or fruit designs on them. You found some real goodies at your garage sales! It is also really neat that one of the cups has the date on it. I like knowing how old something is. Can't wait to see your next cup :)

Hugs,

Susan Montgomery

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Hi there..here from Lady Katherine's Tea linky...these are a STEAL for one dollar..I have never seen a handle such as this and that footed pedestal cup! AMAZING! Thanks for sharing this unique find. Please feel free to link up with TEa Party Tuesday...http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/2011/06/tea-party-tuesday-happy-birthday-to-my.html

Martha said...

What pretty tea cups -- I have not seen any like the one with the rings for handles and feet! You got two really nice tea cups!

tinemor said...

Utrolig skjønne kopper!
De må jo bare være en drøm å sitte å drikke av :-9
Kos deg
Klem fra Norge

Johanna said...

Hello Heather,
your teacups are real treasures. I haven't seen such outstanding shapes before. Really wonderful! Thank you for sharing your treasures.
Best greetings, Johanna

Anne Fannie said...

Your tea cups are beautiful!! I love the little legs on that first one!
~Ann

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Heather,
These are so lovely!! And how nice you have them displayed!!

hugs,
Deb

Mrs.Rabe said...

Those are really unusual and so wonderful for a collection. And what a find for only $1 each!

This is my first link up with this party and it is so fun!

Deanna

Snap said...

You found some wonderful treasures! They are both unusual and gorgeous! Well done! Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Heather,
My friend, you have found some very nice treasures. The three rings the first teacup sit on do indeed look like miniature wedding rings; very unique! The other teacup is lovely too. You did very well for yourself and they look lovely on the lace! Thanks for sharing them with Tea Time and enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Terri said...

Heather, this is as much fun as you could hope for, for only 2 bucks! Wow! Great find. The double ring handle of the violet cup is fab! And I am pretty sure it is Japanese. The second cup also had a cool handle.
Both cups are gorgeous! So glad you were able to spot them and bring them home.
Thank you so much for joining in with us today!
Hugs,
Terri

Angie Berry said...

Heather, those are beautiful!! I can't believe you picked them up for only $1 each! Wow, awesome finds! I love both of them, but I really love the violets. I think of those gold rings as wedding rings also. I wonder if these were intended to be used as wedding gifts or maybe a bride to buy for her wedding party? They are both so beautiful!

aimee said...

What unique finds to add to your collection! I've never seen anything like the one with the rings--wow:)
Congrats!
Blessings,
Aimee

Beth said...

Heather, Your tea cups are stunning! I love them both. Thanks for showing these and by the way, GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY!
Blessings, Beth

Charlotte said...

I like your wonderful yardsale find! To me, hunting through a second-hand store or a yard sale is like treasure hunting:)