Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Martha Teacup

It is very difficult to select a favorite teacup from my collection, so my favorite changes from day to day and from mood to mood. Today I'm selecting what I call my "Martha Teacup" as my favorite to post about. A dear friend, Martha, gave this teacup to me for my 50th birthday. Isn't it a beauty? It's dainty, delicate, and very translucent. It's hand-painted in mostly gold, but there are touches of color in the flowers and leaves that adorn the teacup and saucer. It has no mark on the back, making me believe that it was crafted as a unique piece rather than as a part of a set. According to the information Martha sent me with this teacup, it is very old. I love it's fragile nature, reminding me that even on days when I feel like I don't have enough strong enough to cope with the details of life, God gives me strength enough to face each day and situation.

Do you have a favorite teacup? I would love to see it and I hope you can share.

10 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness what a stunning tea cup and a wonderful occasion. It is going to be hard to chose my favorite. Clarice

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  2. Beautiful LaTeaDah!! The cup is dainty looking and so unique. I love this blog a thon theme you are hosting, too. I'll put my little thinking cup on and get organized and let you know when I've posted. Blessings...

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  3. What a delicate looking tea cup. What a lovely gift.

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  4. Hi LaTeaDah - this cup is really beautiful. I don't have a favorite t-cup, but I was thinking the other day, wouldn't it be so fun if I could bring my BG's to your home for a tea party? I'd love that!
    Happy Monday!

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  5. That is a beautiful teacup. My mother has one in her collection that is somewhat like yours...the same sort of gold on the handle and very thin china...also no mark.

    I'd love to know the stories better. I tried to get my grandmother to tell, but, at 98, her memory is fading and I got some very strange stories indeed. Of the one that I just described, she said, "Never saw it before in my life." I do believe that it was her grandmother's.

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  6. Exquisite! Thank you for sharing your special teacup. It is absolutely gorgeous. ~Adrienne~

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  7. LaTeaDah, What an gorgeous, gorgeous tea cup! I have to admit, I drink my tea in a mug most of the time... but such a delicate, sweet cup would truly elevate a cup of tea to a moment of tranquility.

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  8. LaTeaDah, your tea cup is absolutely exquisite! It looks like it should be in a museum or public collection of beautiful china. I do hope you have someone in your family to leave it to when you are no longer around?

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  9. LaTeaDah...if you were in my home right now you'd hear a huge sigh, what a beautiful teacup and saucer. There was a time when I could find teacups at garage sales for around $1.00 but I'd pass them by...if only I could go back in time :). Thank you for sharing such a beautiful cup, will you have a daughter or perhaps a granddaughter to pass it on to?

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