Tuesday, May 26, 2009

TEACUP TUESDAY

Can't believe it is already Teacup Tuesday! Where did the week go??? This cup is one I inherited from my great-aunt's collection. It's a small cup...larger than demitasse. It's white with a turquoise design and pretty floral bouquet. There's a floral bouquet inside the cup and in the center of the saucer as well.
And on the self where it lives in my kitchen with three others from her collection.
She was a very proper lady married to a true Southern Gentleman. Every morning he would go make a pot of coffee and serve her in bed. There they would have their coffee, listen to the news and read the newspaper before breakfast. This was also done when they traveled and visited friends and family. He would also do this luxury treat to the ladies visiting them and those they visited. They each had a special cup for their home in Virginia and one for their winter home in Florida. Also special ones they carried with them when they traveled.

9 comments:

Jessica said...

I whipped out some of my favorite tea cups this past weekend and ate ice cream out of them...they were too pretty to just sit on the shelf any longer!

Three under Three said...

I think you should encourage Dad to start doing the coffee in bed for you... haha

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful cup! And what a special story behind it. Love to hear stories about hubby pampering wives :-) Makes you see how special they were to each other. Thanks for sharing.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Thanks for letting us see your lovely teacup! I love pretty teacups and have the beginnings of an interesting collection of them. The girls love it when I have the occasional tea party with them!

Barb said...

Oh, you have shown one of my weakensses...I love dishes of any sort.....when I left Texas, I sold alot of my items....hated to give them up...Oh well....I think I have a full tea service...love it....thanks for showing them.

quiltingnana said...

the cups are beautiful... I'm a sucker for teacups!!

scrappy quilter said...

Beautiful cup. I love china teacups. Your's is so pretty.

andsewon said...

That is so pretty!!! Love it.
Nice story as well so sweet!!

Teresa said...

What a lovely tradition - he sounds like a real gem. The cup is so delicate and carries nice memories.