There's more to my life than tea cups ... really. Someday I'll show you. But right now I really want to share these beautiful black tea cups with you. Do you have black tea cups? Do you like them?
This Royal Albert was the first black tea cup I ever saw. I found it an Antique store in Seattle, Washington more then a few years ago. I was just in awe of it and it started my search for more. Of course, I can find them online. But I can't afford the asking price! I did make a bid for one at Goodwill Auction online once. My little bid was $45.00, which was making very uncomfortable but I wanted that cup. I had to let it go though, it eventually sold for over $250.00! Wow!
So naturally, I was delighted to find these Johnson Brothers for, ahem, .49 cents a piece! More my speed.
This hand-painted jaw dropper was found at an antique store in Florence, Colorado. The tea set was a local Goodwill find. All of it for under $20.00. I love to put the black pieces all together. It makes a striking display - do you think?
I also have these. They are all Royal Albert and the one in the middle is the same one you see in the second picture. I have not used all of these, yet. I think I used the one from Seattle once. I've used the tea pot. I will eventually use the others, I believe we should use the pretty things and enjoy them, don't you? Tea tastes soooo much better in a fine china cup and makes you feel special while using it. Or is that just me?