Wednesday, January 4, 2012

MY TEA THINGS FOR JANUARY 4th, 2012

Hi everyone, 
Let me share my latest teacup and saucer with you today. Before I do that, let me give you a short update on our "plumbing" problem here at the house.  YOu can click here to read the original post. We finally had the plumber out for a third time in a week. They ran a camera down the pipe and discovered that the pipe was an old "Orangeburg" (sp?) pipe that was installed when the house was originally built back in the 1940s/50s.  The pipe runs 24 inches below ground, underneath the garage. When my aunt had the house remodeled, they never found that pipe, because they never looked.  When they installed new water pipe, it was installed only 18 inches below ground..so they never discovered the old pipe. Basically, the old pipe is very small and is collapsing in on itself. It will need to be replaced, eventually...but for now, my dad and I can use the upstairs bathrooms just fine with no problem. So, we're okay for now :) :) That's is a total answer to prayer.

Okay, now for the fun stuff.  This teacup with matching saucer was given to me as a gift by my aunt's friend.  She had purchased it at an auction. My aunt's friend said that it was in a box full of junk. It was like finding a diamond in the rough.
HERE IS A VIEW OF MY LOVELY PINK ROSE TEACUP WITH MATCHING SAUCER, AS SEEN FROM THE TOP. IT IS A LOVELY SHADE OF PALE PINK, WITH BEAUTIFUL CHUBBY, RED ROSES AND OUTLINED IN DELICATE GOLD

WHEN YOU SEE THE NEXT PHOTOS, YOU'LL UNDERSTAND WHY I TOOK THIS PHOTO FROM THE TOP VIEW.

THIS IS MY TEACUP AND SAUCER AS SEEN FROM THE SIDE VIEW.  YOU WILL NOTICE THAT THE TEACUP ITSELF IS A SIMPLE, PLAIN WHITE WITH A DELICATE GOLD STRIPE RUNNING AROUND THE CENTER OF THE CUP. ALL OF THE DETAIL IS ON THE INSIDE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL TEACUP.

THIS IS THE BACKSTAMP ON THE TEACUP. IT SAYS "BY APPOINTMENT TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN - CHINA POTTERS - PARAGON - FINE BONE CHINA - ENGLAND REGD"  THERE IS ALSO THE LETTER "P" ON THE CUP.  I'M NOT SURE IF THAT IS SIGNIFICANT OR NOT. IT DOES ADD A BIT OF MYSTERY TO MY TEACUP.

HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SAUCER. IT IS REALLY LOVELY.  I THINK PINK IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL, ROMANTIC AND VERY FEMININE COLOR. IT ADDS A TOUCH OF BEAUTY TO THE EVERY DAY THINGS OF OUR LIVES.

THIS IS THE BACKSTAMP ON THE SAUCER. IT IS THE SAME AS THE ONE ON THE TEACUP. THERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL MARKINGS. I DON'T UNDERSTAND THEM OR THEIR MEANING. IF YOU HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT IT COULD BE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.


Thank you for joining me for tea today. I love having visitors. Your comments also make me smile :) :) 

Oh, as most of you know, I live by the ocean. This is what the waves looked liked yesterday (Tuesday). Isn't it just dreamy?

I NEVER GET TIRED OF LOOKING AT THE OCEAN OR TAKING PHOTOS.

AT ONE POINT, THE WAVES WERE GETTING SO BIG AND SO FAST, THAT THERE WERE MULTIPLE WAVES CRASHING AT THE SAME TIME. 


That is the news from California today. Love and hugs from the ocean shores, Heather 

7 comments:

Patty Sumner said...

What a blessing to awake with that view each day. Your tea cup is just beautiful. I love all the detail. Enjoy the view and your tea. Blessings!

Angie Berry said...

Well that's somewhat good news for you for now on the plumbing.

What a gorgeous teacup and saucer! Very detailed, very pretty.

You are so fortunate to see the ocean whenever you want. I love to visit it as often as I can. It is a huge reminder how minute we are in such a vast world. God is so amazing and I'm thankful that He gives us such beauty to look at! Since I can't be by an ocean anytime soon, thank you for sharing your lovely pictures. Enjoy it girl!

aimee said...

Hi, Heather!
Your ocean photos make me want to take yet another trip to the beach-although I'm sure ours is a lot colder than yours:)
A pink teacup, chicken soup and ocean photos--I leave your blog for tonight with a contented smile on my face, having enjoyed my visit to your place:)
Blessings,
Aimee

Kim B said...

Oh the coast there is just gorgeous. Hope that the plumbing isnt too expensive. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Kim

Beth said...

Your tea cup and saucer are so pretty, Heather. So is your scenery! Enjoy California and my best wishes to you and your dad for a wonderful 2012.
Hugs, Beth

Creations By Cindy said...

Your tea cup and saucer is so pretty! Love the pattern. The ocean..wow! Must be peaceful for you.
Enjoyed looking at your blog. Don't know your dad but I will pray for him today.

Annesphamily said...

I love your new tea cup and saucer! Your ocean waves ah...I can smell the wonderful salty air! I pray for your plumbing troubles. Drat those household breakdowns! You are so interesting! Love to you Heather! Anne