Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Unmarked Tea Cup and Saucer

Hello and welcome! I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! It rained last week, from Thursday thru Sunday, but that didn't stop the fireworks. This week is a complete contrast to the end of last week: lots of sunshine yesterday and today. It's smouldering hot outside right now, but I'm not complaining. I love the sun and its accompanying heat!
This week I'm sharing this sweet, little tea cup and saucer set.

It's a little smaller than a normal tea cup, but not small enough to be labelled petite. The colors are more vibrant in person than in these photographs.

Oops! Someone didn't pull the aqua color all the way down on this panel. The tea cup has three little feet with a dash of gold on each one.
I want to say this is a Chinoiserie pattern, but I'm not 100% sure. It's very shiny. Neither the cup nor saucer are marked, so I don't know who the maker may be. I'm leaning toward "made in Japan".

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I'm linking up to:
Terri at Artful Affirmations and Martha at Martha's Favorites for Tea Cup Tuesday
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday



Martha's Favorites said...

Your cup is so beautiful. I love it, especially with the little feet. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Terri said...

This is a very sweet cup! Love those colors and the vintage feel the florals give to it. I am guessing Japanese or Chinese...considering the little gold designs on it.
I don't see lily of the valley cups that often, and this one is truly dear.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh I just adore that unmarked teacup!

Lily of the Valley is so sweet and delicate!

I especially love footed cups like that - they're getting more and more rare!

Thanks for visiting today!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


I am your newest follower! : - )


Your tea cup and saucer is exquisite! Who cares if it's not marked, it's gorgeous! Thanks for your sweet and kind visit. Big hugs,

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Such a pretty teacup.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Michelle, that is a sweet teacup, marked or not! I love aqua on anything and the lily-of-the-valley makes it really adorable. Thank you so much for sharing and coming to tea.


Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Michelle,
That is such a lovely teacup! Was wondering if the flower is lily of the valley. I am sure you will have lots of happy tea times sipping from it! Have a wonderful weekend!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What an adorable teacup!

Kerstin Bulin said...

I love all the nice teacups...love your Party...thanks for sharing !!!
Kerstin from Germany


Deborah Adams said...

What a properly presented tea! The pearls were an elegant additon and the sandwiches and cakes most delicious! :-)
Thank you so much for hosting such a lovely tea and for inviting me!

~ Deb of Possible Impossibilities Studio


Awe I adore you rabbit and lovely tea sets ......thank you for visiting me at my tea :)

ArtfulSoul said...

LOVED your tea party! Very well done. I really enjoyed myself Thank you so much for having me!


Jingles-Tricia and Castles N Crowns said...

I loved the Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland Tea Party! Thanks for stopping by my tea party too, it was fun to have you there. ~Tricia

Chinese Herbal Tea said...

What a beautiful tea cup. I want to own some..