Thursday, 4 June 2009

Vintage Thingies 27 - Tea Cups

Hello my Thursday readers! Will you join the vintage fun on Coloradolady's blog? It is easy to follow the rules and add you link to the list with Mr. Linky. Try it and let us see your vintage thingies.

This week I'll show you two of the teacups/coffee cups my mother gave me from her cellar when I moved away from home to start my own household. I believe both of these have belonged to my often mentioned Great Auntie Saima, our spare grandmother who lived in the same household as my grandparents for many years.

This butterfly cup I used for tea, because it is wider and larger.





Aren't the flowers pretty, too?




This was my coffee cup; I used to drink coffee at that time. The curvy edge looks nicer than it feels!


English roses, red and beautiful.



I have more cups to show, but I need to check some background information from my mother first, so they will wait until next week.

Happy VTT everyone, the links are here.

21 comments:

  1. Those are very sweet-I have a lovely collection of tea cups too they are treasures

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  2. Wonderful family treasures! I love the butterfly on the cup and the florals on the saucer!

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  3. Hi Ulla.. I like your teacups.. what a treasures! very pretty.. thanks for sharing & happy VTT

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  4. I just fell upon a new meme called Teacup Tuesday! I'll have to figure out where it was and sund you the link Ulla!

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  5. I'm a sucker for tea things, and these cups and saucers are especially lovely.

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  6. I'd feel like a proper lady drinking from those beauties.

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  7. I like the butterfly cup. It reminds me of one of my favorite books - Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.

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  8. Pretty! I can't wait to see the rest of them!

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  9. These tea cups and saucers are so pretty. Too pretty to use actually. I love the one with the butterfly. I can not wait to see the rest of your collection....lovely post today.

    Happy VTT!!

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  10. Very pretty...I love the "spare Grandmother" saying.
    I could use one of those!!
    :-)

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  11. Oh my goodness, it must be wonderful to sip tea out of that butterfly cup! It's gorgeous, and a family heirloom...perfect!

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  12. Such a wonderful teacup..and the coffee cup is so lovely. What lovely treasyres you have... Happy VTT, have a great weekend.

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  13. So sweet! The butterfly cup is adorable with its pretty saucer and I love the Windsor English roses cup.

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  14. tooooo sweet ulla!
    beautiful treasures-
    i love the butterfly one!

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  15. I like these very much. The shape of the Windsor is great; I have a couple that are the same. I use mine. The tea just seems to taste better. ;-)

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  16. nice cups...have you ever checked out Shelley tea cups on ebay? a few yrs ago they were $100 to 300 and up don't think they are going that high now tho... I sold a shelley tea with out the saucer got 65 for it and it was not one of the fancier ones

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  17. I just love that you had a "spare" grandmother, Ulla! Such pretty tea-cups - my mother had so many, too. They each seem to tell their own wonderful story!
    Cheers!

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  18. Both of your cups are lovely. I thought I liked the one with the butterfly on it best until I saw the one with roses. Hard to choose. Can't wait to see more.

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  19. Love teacups! Yours are very pretty!
    Tea does taste better in a pretty
    tea cup..I think :)

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  20. I love them both, but there is something about that wonderful butterfly fluttering about! ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

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