Monday, February 10, 2014

Tulips and Tea





I went by Trader Joe's early Sunday morning.
I knew I could depend on Joe for fresh flowers -- especially tulips.
I am a happy camper!


tulips

This little teacup looks mighty fine (as my Granny would have said).
She's a sweet little gem for a Valentine Tea.


Sweet Pea Teacup


I found it at the thrift shop on my last visit -- many months ago.


Sweet Pea Teacup


It is the only hand-painted teacup that I have.
Lovely, isn't she?!
She has some wear, but that means she's been loved.


sweet pea tea cup

There is no artist signature.
In very small letters on the teacup it says:
April
Sweet Pea

I'm joining some tea parties today:

Wishing you well, much joy and a lovely cup of tea!



31 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Flowers and hand painted treasures, sounds like a perfect Sunday to me. xox

Pat - Arkansas said...

What a gorgeous little tea cup! Part of a "flower of the month" set, perhaps? I love sweet peas!

Diann said...

What a pretty teacup find! It is so lovely. Have a wonderful week!

Beth Laverty said...

What a sweet tea cup on its dainty pedestal. And beautiful tulips. It is TIME for fresh flowers to start appearing!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is such a beautiful teacup and saucer, Snap! The fact that it is handpainted makes it all the more special.

Tea in Texas said...

So glad you have a mighty fine teacup and saucer! The hand painting makes it a treasure. Your pretty black teacup with the heart in the header is lovely for Valentine's Day, too! Have a great 14th!

Pam

Beth said...

What a gorgeous teacup, Snap! It is just stunning! Love the tulips too.
Hugs, Beth

Blackberry Lane said...

The tulips are so cheerful and I adore the tea cup. We've been enjoying an afternoon cuppa tea.

Deb said...

I love it's shape. So pretty. I'm a big fan of tulips, too. Hugs

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

That is a sweet teacup, Snap! Love the pedestal! The tulips are perfect. Happy Valentine's Day!

Blessings,
Sandi

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That is a beautiful teacup! I love the fragile handle--so elegant! And love those tulips--it's good to see some sign of spring to come. :-)

My Little Home and Garden said...

I should be ashamed to admit that I just made my tea with a bag in a big Tim Hortons mug. Your cup is lovely and I do love tulips.

Karen

Donna Heber said...

Hi Snap,

Your tulips are such a wonderful sign of spring and that teacup is a real gem! So unique in shape. Your granny would be right "It looks mighty fine." Happy Valentine's Day!

Irene said...

Lovely flowers,and a fine little thing indeed, enjoying a tea as we speak/write.

kitty said...

What a pretty, hand painted, well loved teacup, Snap! I wish you much joy and a wonderful cup of tea, too, and Happy Valentine's Day!

Bernideen said...

Love your sweet cup and saucer. So pretty with the tulips.

Dotti said...

Tulips and teacups ... is there anything better? Beautiful!

Clara said...

Your tea cup is so pretty and a lucky find. Have a Happy Valentine's Day.
~Clara

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Wonderful find at the thrift store! A beautiful teacup! Your tulips go so well with the teacup! I need to buy some for me!
Happy Valentine's day!
Nancy

Michelle said...

LOVE seeing those tulips!

Lynne said...

Tulip and Tea Cup pretties indeed!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You found a nice colour of tulips for a bouquet on your table and the teacup is quite ornate - what a fancy handle!
I hope you have a 'special to you' day later this week Snap.
Judith

Linda said...

Came by from Deb's blog....
Love that teacup!
Such a beautiful iridescent shine...fabulous!
Enjoy your evening...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Snap! I love pedestal tea cups. Yours is amazing. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Liz said...

I love the teacup - so pretty and delicate. Tulips just make me think of spring!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

xinex said...

What a beautiful teacup set! Your flowers are gorgeous also....Christine

Nancy said...

Teacups and tulips -- great way to beat the winter blahs! xo

Karen said...

Your teacup is just so dainty and pretty and I love it's pedestal base. Such a perfect teacup for Valentine's Day! Thank you for visiting me and have a Very Happy Valentine's Day!
Karen

Terri said...

Oh that is a sweet rose lusterware tea cup. She is beautiful and very classy with her high footing.
Happy Valentine's Day.
Hugs,
Terri

viridian said...

Delightful! Lucky that you have a hand[painted teacup. Sorry that this is my first visit in a long time - hope you are doing well. :-)

Micupoftea said...

Pretty photos! Love TJ's for food and flowers. Happy Valentine's Day :)