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.