October 9, 2008

Show & Tell Friday...Forget Me Not

I have a small collection of Victorian "motto"
cups that I have collected over the years.
The Victorians were very into "tokens
of remembrance"...oh , so dramatic and
sentimental were they...all those men
quoting Tennyson and the women swooning!









Actually, what I think is the coolest thing
about these cups is that they have survived,
relatively unscathed, for all these years...and
just what would a Victorian gentlemen think
of this, un-corsetted woman, being in possession
of this romantic token that he gave to some
demure creature over 100 years ago! :)

Swoon you way over to

THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME

to see what all the other "un-corsetted" women
are showing this week!

21 comments:

  1. Well...this "un-corsetted" woman LOVES the THINK OF ME cup!!!

    Thanks for sharing...

    Jan

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  2. I have a couple of these too, and am always on the lookout for more. I think they are so special.
    :)

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  3. These are really different and pretty! Glad they held up so well over the years.

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  4. Those cups are beautiful. love it!

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  5. What a great thing to collect! They are adorable. Thanks for sharing this Show and Tell Friday.
    Love, Ann

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  6. Pretty....and oh so very feminine!!

    My show and tell is posted now. Come by if you can find time. See you there! Happy Friday, happy show n tell day.

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  7. I love Victorian things. They always have such detail not found elsewhere.

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  8. Oh dear, another thing for me to collect! LOVE the cups - I didn't know they existed! I collect motto plates. I'll have to keep a lookout for them now!

    Manuela

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  9. What a great Show & Tell - funny! Beautiful cups.

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  10. The thought of an "un-corsetted" woman would probably make HIM swoon! BEAUTIFUL! The detail is amazing!!

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  11. I have a couple of corsets. I will be glad to throw one on if that will make one of those gentlemen happy. (Don't get excited, I used to do CW reenacting...) Beautiful collection.

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  12. What lovely china cups! You have kept them in beautiful condition.

    Gina

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  13. Hi, you have lovely Victorian cups.
    Makes you wonder what those ladies talked about while drinking their tea!!!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  14. That is so neat! I didn't know about these Victorian teacups with sentiments on them existed! I'll definitely be keeping my eyes open for these from now on. They make a gorgeous collection.

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  15. Very cool, beautiful collection and beautiful photography.

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  16. They are absolutely beautiful. I love your design at the top of your page as well!! So beachy and pink!

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  17. How pretty!! I just saw a cup with "present" on it! And I did not know what it was!

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  18. Yes, what a wonderful collection of cup. They are very unique! Love them.

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  19. What a lovely collection.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Sherry

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  20. I love those motto cups, they're not really found in the UK unfortunately.

    Victoria x

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