Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Blue Floral~ Tea Cup Tuesday

Once again, it's time for Tea Cup Tuesday, hosted by Terri at Artful Affirmations.  I'm also linking up with Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage.

I love that it's spring, so that I can go outside and do my photographs.

Today's cup and saucer is one that I inherited from my Grandmother. She collected teacup and saucer sets. 

 This is a lovely bone china tea cup and saucer with a blue floral design. Both are trimmed in gold.

I think this handle is amazing. I love how it curves inward at the bottom, then outward as it moves upward.

The cup and saucer are both marked "bone china" and "made in England" with a crown denoting the maker.

I decided to pair the tea cup with this material I found about 2 years ago or so at one of the yard sales on the 127.

 Every August, there's this massive yard sale called the 127 sale. The sale starts in Ohio and travels down Highway 127 through Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama. Thousands of people set up and sell for these four days.

I originally bought this to make some pillows for this old metal-framed couch I had in my sunroom. I love the old-fashioned scenes and clothing depicted here.

 This material is made by Waverly. It's called Presidential Homes and the registered number is 6422144.

Thanks so much for visiting today!


Gina said...

This is a lovely teacup. The blue flowers are very sweet!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

ooo the pairing of the fabric and teacup is perfect.. what joy to imagine creating with it!
and what an amazing 127 sale! i'd luv to be part of that adventure :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a sweet teacup, Michelle! I love the blue posies on it and the handle is lovely. I was not surprised to find out the material is Waverly. I love most of their fabrics! Anything toile makes my heart sing. Thank you for joining me for tea today and enjoy your week. I'm a new follower!


Wanda Lee said...

Hello there,

This is such a delightful tea post with your outdoor photos of your blue and white teacup and that fabulous vintage material.., Just so charmingly vintage and exquisitely beautiful set out amidst nature and the garden..

You are always most warmly welcome to visit, 'my little corner of 'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland' as well, anytime of the week. ~ I would love to have you also pop by to visit and say 'hello'.

Have a marvelous and blessed week dear lady. May God richly bless you.

Cheers, hugs and blessings from Wanda Lee

Terri said...

I adore your forget me not tea cup! This one is a favorite of mine (as I own it too!). The flowers are so very well done, and the waisted cup is amazing. I love that shape!
That yard sale sounds fantastic! I would love to go to that for sure, but how do you know when to stop???
(when you drop!).
The fabric is gorgeous as well and a fabulous find!

Johanna said...

Hi Michele,
your inherited tea cup is so pretty. I love the sweet forget-me-nots. Such a pretty color and cute design. And the material is great with the tea cup. Thank you for sharing with us.
Best greetings, Johanna

Linda M. said...

I love blue flowers, very, very, pretty. Thanks for your visit and comments. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Sweet Pea said...

What an elegant tea cup and how well you have matched the bone china to the linen. I always find this a challenge.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love the fabric paired with the teacup! The blues are so pretty!

Ruthie Miller said...

The fabric is so much fun. I also love the way it goes so well with the teacup which I also have one of. The yard sale sounds fabulous.