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. :)