Monday, April 12, 2010

Teacup Tuesday

I have long admired Terri's beautiful displays of teacups on her Teacup Tuesday posts at Artful Affirmations!  She has many beautiful treasures in her collection!  Being a collector of teapots, you would think that I'd have more teacups to go along with these teapots, but I really don't....and shamefully do not have any idea of the background on the companies that produced the lovelies that I do have!  

But I've always wanted to participate ~ so here goes!

Just a couple pictures of one of my favorites that I received from my husband's aunt.
I love the Mother of Pearl finish...
The cut-work on the saucer...
and the gilded feet!

Didn't get a picture of the stamp on the bottom, 
but it just says "Made in Japan".

I apologize for the unattractive, quick shots today...
no beautiful vignettes here...
But we'll work on that for the next time!

To see more Teacup Tuesday treasures,
check out Artful Affirmations!

10 comments:

Kiki said...

Super lovely...how charming..I would love to have a cup with that one!!
Happy Tea Time!
Kiki~

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Hello! I am so glad that you decided to join in on the fun!
What a darling tea cup and I just commented on another blog that also is showing one with those cute 3 little feet!! I have a few of those myself and I think they are so cute!!
Debbie

tales from an oc cottage said...

Love it! I am always on the look out for c/s like that!

m ^..^

Melinda Cornish said...

it is beautiful......

Me....bunny said...

Don't need a vignette...it stands lovely all by itself. Love the 3 footed tea cups too.

have a wonderful day!

tootles,
bunny

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Your teacup is as sweet as can be! And being a family piece makes it all that much more special!
Your pics are wonderful and really picks up the sparkles!!!
Lynn

Jan said...

Really unusual teacup......love the 'sparkle' it has! And it's form is so pretty!
Have a lovely week! Don't drink TOO much tea!
Hugs,
Jan

Msartist said...

This cup is amazing! I love the pearl iridescence, the cut outs on the saucer! Lovely~
All my best, Theresa

Terri said...

I am enjoying my visit to your lovely blog! I am so glad you are joining us today for TT! Yea!
Your tea cup is stunning! I have never seen one like it before and I am delighted you are sharing it with us.
Hugs,
Terri

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love the lusterware cup, it is stunning. So glad you joined us. I hope that you will again next week. It will not be the same without you. Blessings, Martha