April 30, 2009

An Ode to Teacups...

I have probably said this before, but I do believe
that our love of teacups and pretty china came
from our great grandmother, Elsie. She never
really seemed like a "teacuppy" kind of person,
but she had this white corner cabinet with the
prettiest pink teacups that my sisters and I
always admired. (And when she made us
hot dogs she boiled them, she was sooooo
very exotic!).

Well, the 3 of us took that early childhood
fascination and truly kicked it up a notch!
And we don't just use them for tea like
great grandma did! They are part of the decor...
the perfect catch-all for bits & bobs...and just
plain lovely to look at!

If you're not a "teacuppy" person (I promise
not to tell the Queen!) this post will already
be boring you to tears! But if you enjoy the
occasional "cuppa", have a look...you might
just see something you fancy!

yes, Virginia...those are cat toys!

And be sure to stop by KIM'S for


  1. Oh you have the most beautiful tea cup collection! I just love them all :) Can't wait to work on my own to get as nice as yours!

    All the best,

  2. oooooooohh! Your tea cup collection is soooo beautiful! How could anyone in their right mind get bored with that? tfs

  3. Love your teacups, how special they must be to you!!! I don't know what it is, they just make me feel good when I look at them, and there aren't enough pink ones to go around!!
    Margaret B

  4. Love,LOVE them all. I too love cups, my mom bought quite a few as well, but most broke and were thrown away. Had I known about blogging and what you can do with even just a saucer......
    HHMM guess I have to look for cups on our next fleamarket here in the village. Next week, YAY!!

  5. I realized a few months ago that I must love teapots and teacups because I keep buying them! I had no idea what I was going to do with them until viola! why not use them as the theme for my kitchen? So I am now in the transition of having a garden/tea party theme in my kitchen. I have been collecting tea cups,teapots and plates at local antique stores and putting them up all over! As soon as the room is complete I will post photos. Thanks for giving me more ideas and inspiration of what to do w/ them.........Jo

  6. I'm not a "teacuppy" person but your pics were beautiful. LOVE the painted white frame and spoon behind one of the cups.

  7. How did I miss a post on teacups! One of my favorite things in life, tea and teacups. Your cups are gorgeous and so are your photos. ♥

  8. I love all your pretty teacups.I also love how you photographed them.

  9. Oh, love them all! Love the story that goes along with them too. Happy Tuesday and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


  10. Oh my what elegant and beautiful teacups! Love how you have displayed them.


  11. Wow, what a lovely teacup collection. I love that pink and white one on the rack! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!


  12. Beautiful tea things beautifully displayed! My great-grandmother's name was also Elsie. She was a wonderful person.

  13. Amazing teacups. They are all so pretty, it's hard to pick a favorite. And OMGosh did you ever make me giggle when you mentioned your Grandma boiling hotdogs. My own Mom used to do the same thing when we were kids. What memories that brought back.

  14. I love your beautiful tea cups. As you mention your grandmother, I am reminded of my step grandmother so many years ago in Ottumwa, Iowa. She collected tea cups and gave me several. I still have them. The cleaning lady broke one of the sauces not so long ago, but when I was quite young cleaning my room, the broom handle fell and broke one of the cups. Fortunately it was not shattered. I glued it back together. Today I still display my tea cups and a few more that I have collected over the years. Thanks for inspiring an old memory. cheers. ann


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