Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday!

My first cup called Juliet by Royal Doulton is one I have always been really fond of.  My niece brought this cup back for me from one of her trips to England.  I love the soft blue color and it's simple style.  In the first picture it's sitting on a chair I painted a while back.  There's kind of a funny story about that chair.  Back when I was teaching tole painting I also painted samples for our shop.  This was one of the samples I did.  After I had the whole chair done (which took many many hours)  I wasn't happy with the results!  I'm the kind of person that things don't really grow on me.  If I don't like something from the start then I never will!  So, I plugged in my palm sander (took a deep breath) and sanded the whole thing down to bare wood and started all over!  I was much happier with the results which was a good thing because it would have been firewood after that!
My second tea cup to share with you today was a beautiful one I bought when I visited The Empress Hotel in Victoria, Canada.  My husband and I stopped there for a few days on our way to an Alaskan Cruise.  They have the best china ever and I wanted everything!  The cup is by Crown Dorset from Staffordshire, England.  I love the tea pot too.  It's from my trip to the Empress Hotel too!  My hubby and I had tea there that day.  It was the only time on the whole trip I didn't have my camera so I have no proof that he actually had tea with me.  But believe me he did and his fingers didn't fit in the tiny handles of the tea cup.  :)

13 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I got that for you from Harrod's in 1996, the first and only time I've been in that shop even though I've been to the UK 4 times now. I'm kind of obsessed with Liberty instead.
    And Hanny, it's only Monday ;)

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  2. Hello Denise :) I think both of these teacups are so lovely, but my favorite is the pink one (of course, lol). I love how you have displayed and photographed them both. There is now way I could ever get my hub's to go have tea...not his thing.

    I'm shipping your pillow out tomorrow! I am so thrilled that you were the winner..I was rooting for you :)

    Happy Teacup Tuesday!! Warmest always, Brenda

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  3. Hi Denise,
    Ooohhh sooo PRETTY !! Loving all the vignettes you have shared !! I think I see Rebecca pillows !! Gorgeous of course !! Your home looks like a beautiful shoppe !! Thanks for sharing my friend, and have yourself a happy week ~
    hugs ~tea~ xo

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  4. Hi Denise: I can't pick which one I like the best. They are both so beautiful. Your husband had tea with you? Wow, you are a lucky woman. Thank you so much for being a part of TT, it would not have been the same without your beautiful addition. Blessings, Martha

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  5. Happy Tea Cup Tuesday Denise! Thank you for stopping in for a visit..your tea cups are lovely and I love your display with the teddys! Enjoy the rest of your week..

    Wanda

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  6. Oh Denise, the teaset is lovely! love the teapot actually and the pillows are adorable! thanks for sharing and have a good week!

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  7. Denise,
    Both your tea cups are so charmingly pretty!!
    And the chair is delightful! You are like me...it would have been such a thorn in my side if I was not happy with it.
    I adore your sweet bears and I am head over heels in love with those wonderful pillows!!

    Such a great post today!!

    Debbie

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  8. Both your cups are lovely, but I really love the pretty pink set.
    Lucky you to get you hubby to sit down to tea with you.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  9. Oh I'm so happy to have caught a glimpse of your gorgeous tea cups and pots! they are drool worthy! yum!

    i'm jealous! lol

    have a great day!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  10. All so romantic and pretty! Your photos of them are gorgeous as well.
    Thank you so much for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday, I have enjoyed visiting you.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  11. Greetings Sweet Ms D!!
    Your really outdid yourself this week!! You have the prettiest teacups and they are both so delightful!
    Is the dainty teapot one I think is called a Single Serving style? It is the cutest thing ever!!
    Your vignette is so inviting with the lady teddies and may I say you have the best taste in pillows - hehe I recognize my little girlie :-))
    Thank you for sharing your treasures Denise!!
    Your bud,
    Lynn

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  12. The first tea cup is just beautiful and the design is very delicate. The second cup with the tea pot is charming and my favorite color, pink. Your photos are so pretty. Thanks for your visit and Happy Tea Cup Tuesday to you.

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  13. Very lovely tea cups. Pretty pictures.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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