Thursday, 18 June 2009

Vintage Thingies 29 - Teacup Finale

VTT time again, and time to show the last two teacups from the set my mother gave me when she sent me to the big world on my own. These cups were also painted by Great Aunt Saima, like the rose and Pierrot story from last week.


The Fuchsia cup is from 1930, painted for her big sister, my grandmother.





Her initials SS on the bottom of the cup.



The other cup was for my grandfather. A more masculine pattern and colouring, don't you think?


This cup is from 1929.


I like the symmetry of the decoration, and the thin gold lines.



This was all for this week from me. Let's go and see what others have linked to Suzanne's blog.
The list is long!

22 comments:

  1. What a talented lady your aunt was. I just love the work and attention to details. Lovely cups and matching saucers.

    Have a great VTT! I hope your weekend is wonderful.

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  2. What beautifully painted designs.
    you are blessed to have them

    barbara jean

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  3. It's so nice to see a more masculine cup! Unusual!

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  4. wow they are both gorgeous..what a clever lady :)

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  5. These are really beautiful! I think it's so neat that your aunt painted them, the family connection makes them even more special.

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  6. Once again, your Great Aunt Saima wows us with her work! These are both so beautiful...you can sense a tiny hint of Japanese influence interpreted in her own special way. The gold detail work is magnificent!

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  7. Beautiful. I loving the grandfather cup because of the little dots and greenish color.

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  8. Both are lovely and so special since they were painted by one of your forebears and then passed down to you.

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  9. They're both beautiful! I love the grandfather's cup - I don't think it's that masculine!

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  10. Ulla, these are beautiful works of art and it was so nice of your Great Aunt Saima to, not only date the cups, but also to indicate that the more masculine one was for Heikki. Now everyone will forever know that it was a truly special cup and saucer for a special person. Such amazing talent she had.

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  11. Gorgeous designs! Love them! Happy VTT to you!

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  12. Love these....yes, I'm all about teacups!!

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  13. These make me want to paint some tea cups.

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  14. Very very pretty...I especially like the one for your grandfather. You are fortunate to have this collection.

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  15. Love the cup with the fuchsias on it! So pretty, and what a pleasure to have a cup of tea in!

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  16. How lovely to have these wonderful teacups painted by your aunt!

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  17. Your tea cups are lovely! ~theresa

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  18. Beautiful work. You are so lucky to have them.

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  19. These teacups are absolutely gorgeous!

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  20. those teacups are beautifully hand painted.. you are so lucky to inherit them.. precious! Happy VTT

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  21. Hi Ulla. these are real treasures, such personal items are the nicest to have, even if you never look at them just knowing they are there is comforting somehow.

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  22. What a pretty pair of cups. To know their history is so special. Your lovely Aunt Saima had a real eye for colour as well as a drawing talent.

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