Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tea Cup Tuesday

A few months ago, I discovered this lovely blog event called Tea Cup Tuesday. I've been meaning to participate for awhile as I have a small collection of tea cups.

I inherited the majority of my tea cups from my grandmother. My grandmother had a huge collection. She used to buy them at yard sales and people were always gifting them to her as well. I remember yard saling with her and my mom, when I was about 9, 10, 12 years old. Of course, at the time I thought it was the most boring way to spend a Saturday. When she passed, the collection was divided equally between her two sons. Then "our half" was divided among my two sisters and I.

Here is the first tea cup and saucer I'd like to share with everyone. I love the blue sky and mountain scene. To see the tea cup and saucer up close, please click on the picture.

I love how the mountains swoop down to this body of water.

Here is the reverse side of the tea cup. I love these pink flowers.

This pair was made by Royal Albert and is from the "Traditional British Songs Series of Six" line. I only have this one in the series, Bonnie Banks O'Loch Lomon, but I'd love to have the Men of Harlech design. To see the different patterns in the series, you can click here.

I'm linking up to Artful Affirmations for Tea Cup Tuesday.

Thanks for popping in :)


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oh, my!!! I love this tea cup and saucer. I knew that had to be Scottish heather on it. I love all things Scottish! You are so lucky to have it.

High Heeled Life said...

Happy Tea Tuesday .. thank you for your visit to my little corner of blogland. This is really a beautiful teacup, and what a wonderful history that accompanies it... can't wait to see the other lovelies in your collection! And , my friend.. use them!! Life's journey is too precious to not enjoy each moment! If you read my story, you know what I mean.

Happy Tea Tuesday, till next week..xo HHL

Zaa said...

How pretty this cup is.. " The bonny Banks of Loman" ... reminds me of a song...LOVELY ...How lucky you are to have those special memories of your grandmother...of course isn't that where many precious things start... I'll look forward to seeing more of your lovely collection in the weeks to come... WELCOME.....HUGS

Antiques And Teacups said...

I've always loved that series...they are all so pretty and fun! Thanks for visiting and I hope you'll join me again for Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Terri said...

Hello Bella! Your cup today is beautiful! I too love the scene the way the mountains come down to the loch. I have not seen or heard of this series before. That is a fun thing about collecting tea cups, there are always more you have never seen before!
You are blessed to have your grandmothers cups! Yay for you! The best cups come from family : )
Thank yo so much for sharing with us.

Cynthia said...

When I saw this I said "Wow" out loud! It's a beautiful tea cup. I don't think I've seen one like it before. How special too that it came down from your grandmother. Have a great day!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I've never seen this Royal Albert pattern. It's gorgeous! You have a rare and beautiful treasure in many ways!

Gina said...

What a lovely teacup! I don't know that I've ever seen one with a mountain on it. The colors are beautiful.