Monday, August 30, 2010

Teacup Tuesday

This is my first Teacup Tuesday and I hope you enjoy my cup ~
I went to see a dear friend of mine in Cherryvale, Kansas this summer.   She took me to a couple of antique shops in Coffeyville and I found this cup at one of them.  It was another "love at first sight" cup for me.  You'll see more of those in the future, I'm sure.  I love the gold detail and the rich burgundy color. 
My friend starting collecting cups after she moved away from here.  She said I inspired her,  I gave her a cup as a going away present.  When we got to the antique shop I went one way and she went the other, we met in the middle with tea cups!  It was a precious moment.   She now has 5 cups and I have over 50!  I try to stop, really, I do.  But then I find something like this.
 I don't think it's worth a lot of money, but thats not the point.  It's beautiful and feminine and romantic and, what else can I say?  I drank from it only once, Stash Chai Spice Tea, a favorite of my friend and I.  I won't do it again though because even though I very gently wiped the saucer I knocked some of the gold paint off! 


The mark on the bottom says Lefton China - Hand Painted.  I hadn't really paid attention to the mark until now.  I looked it up on line and found that it is collectable.  They produced china and other collectibles for over 60 years.   Good to know.
   For now my pretty lady is back on her perch, and until next time, have a Happy Teacup Tuesday!  If you would like to see other beautiful teacups please visit http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/

11 comments:

  1. This is a really lovely cup! What deep colors. I am surprised you could wash off the gold. Lefton is a well known company and I would have thought well made. This cup could be quite old, as in pre 1900. Usually cup made after 1900 have "made in" added to the backstamp as well as the country name.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us today.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  2. This is such a beautiful teacup with exquisite colors and a charming motif!..,Thanks for sharing it's loveliness with us!

    Please do also feel most welcome to pop by for our little afternoon tea parties as part of,'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland', as well!..,

    There is my 46th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com

    ..,Also my shared meme @ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com for our 18th,'teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'

    ..,and also @ http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

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  3. Lovely teacup and such vibrant hues. I’m sorry that some gold paint came off, but you really can’t tell in the pictures. Take care.

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  4. Your tea set is delightful Jo! Very pretty colors. Stopping by from Tea Cup Tuesday.
    -marie

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  5. Welcome to Teacup Tuesday, Jo. Beautiful cup .. the lovely burgundy is wonderful. It's such fun to share with friends. Happy Tea Day!

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  6. Beautiful cup...love that rich burgandy shade.

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  7. Pretty teacup, rich burgundy, gold, delicate! I think it is a cute story of shopping with your friend and meeting in the middle , both of you bearing tea cups! You have enough teacups to host a tea party with a lot of ladies!

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  8. Welcome to Tea Tuesday!!
    And what a stunning tea cup you have shared with us today!
    I just love the elegant look to it and the colors are gorgeous!!

    Loved my visit here!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  9. Welcome to your first tea party! I can understand the love at first sight because this is such a beautiful tea cup and saucer. Thanks for sharing. Connie

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  10. I love that cup and saucer. The colors are quite pretty~ Happy Tea Tues. on Wed. Sorry I am late!
    Theresa

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  11. Your teacup is beautiful. It has such rich color and the floral medallions are very pretty.

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