Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tea cup Thursday
The last in the series of 'green' tea cups featured for the month of March is this duo combination
of cups. The pale green set on the left does not have any markings on it. The bright green set is marked Royal Sealy China, Japan on the saucer.Frequently, guests to the tea room ask where I got my collection of tea cups. The original collection, of which these two belong,was given to me by my mother the year I opened the tea room. She had collected tea cups over the years, amassed about 40 or so, but had since moved on to collecting other gorgeous pieces, so was glad to gift the tea cups to me in order to make additional space in her china cabinet. Many of her tea cups are used for display purposes rather than be put into service. I also inherited a collection of tea cups from an Aunt. My cousin was happy that I would be able to use her mother's tea cup collection. Over the years, friends have also given me tea cups. They just 'know' that they belong here! The collection grows. The one question I can't easily answer? How many tea cups do I have? Not really sure! And it's probably best I don't count them.
We're happy to join Miss Spenser and others today for tea cup Thursday.