Monday, August 2, 2010

Teacup Tuesday


Teacup Tuesday is hosted each week by Martha and Teri.
Visiting means you get to see all the teacups on parade!


I have a short post for you today.
In case you didn't see the previous post, I was interviewed by the delightful Julochka at one of my favorite blogs, Moments of Perfect Clarity.
In the interview I mention the two ladies who got me interested in tea.
The teacups I'm sharing today were a gift from them and they are perfect for tea leaf reading!
(I promise a future post on reading leaves.)



You can see the Japanese Porcelain Ware stamp along with decorated in Hong Kong on the bottom of the cup. They are quite ornate and the porcelain very thin -- perfect for transferring vibes to the tea!

They were my first teacups, one of my most treasured possessions, and have been used often.

I hope you have a wonderful week and drink lots of tea!

Joy to You!

26 comments:

Barb said...

These are delicate and intricate cups - I will look forward to your post on tea leaf reading!

Elizabeth said...

Finally I found someone who understands tea and sees/tastes the beauty of it.

Could you tell me where you found the teacup which is shown in the picture included in you very lovely interview with Julie?

Thanks.

Elizabeth

Carol at Serendipity said...

Beautiful tea cups. Thank you so much for stopping by. Your blog is wonderful.

Carol

Cezar and Léia said...

Wait for me, just I love tea now, I mean after my trip in London, with sister and brother, tea time is cool! :)
Bonjour sweet friend, how are you?
I've missed you so much, vacations were okay but it's good to be here visiting my friends, I'm happy!
This porcelain is magnificent!Wonderful art!
Have a nice Tuesday,
purrs and love
Luna - WE Love LUNA

nonizamboni said...

Oh, I SO enjoyed reading your interview about tea. Thanks for the reminder that a cup of tea can be a gift to oneself, deservedly so.
I'm chewing on the idea of dragons and collective subconscious. Thanks for that too.
Have a lovely, tea-ful day.
p.s. I collect tea cups too and recognized all the excuses for not using them. We are moving soon and I'll be able to take mine out of storage. Yay!

Pretty Things said...

Love those -- I collect tea cups!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello :) These are just exquisite! How lovely those ladies gave these to you to start your collection :)

Happy "Tea" Tuesday!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

dosfishes said...

I see why you cherish these! xox Corrine

Maria said...

Beautiful teacups! I love the color and design. I look forwarding to reading your post on reading tea leaves.

Bookie said...

amazingly different cups...nice

Jacoba said...

Thanks for stopping by at my TT 4.
Your blog is new to me and I will read it carefully tonight.
For this moment I would like to say: it is a very pretty post I see on here from you and I even recognize the pattern, as we have some plates overhere that match ...
Well, did not china travel all around the world, and is it not fun that we bloggers hold on to the fascination of this?
You will hear from me again when I have done my indepth reading of your blog, which highly appeals to me.
Have a nice day!
Jacoba

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous, Snap.... I'm sure those beautiful teacups are and will always be very special to you... Bet tea tastes BETTER in them!!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Olga said...

Such unique and pretty teacups. You got me interested in reading leaves. I´ll try not to miss that post ;-)

EG Wow said...

Beautiful cups! I like the colours as well as the design on them.

Appleshoe said...

Such delicate and vibrant looking cups. You can just see the joy the creator felt while painting them in the playful strokes and colors. Lovely. Take care.

Diane said...

These are just beautiful and what could be better for drinking tea from that Oriental teacups! Perfect pairing!
Hugs,
Diane

Crafty Christina said...

I love little teacups! Little rice bowls make me smile too.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

So very pretty!!
I just adore the patterns and the colors on those sweet tea cups!!

Debbie

Ro Magnolia said...

Those tea cups are so very delicate looking. My Grandmother always used to pretend to do "tea leaf readings" but she had a very sly sense of humour and would sneak all kinds of funny things into her "predictions." :)

KathyB. said...

The design on the cups is very intricate, yet not a one wastes the space on the sup. Ornate and illustrative of a culture that just knows tea is part of life~

Rhonda Roo said...

My first thought was ooohhh wouldnt it be nice to see those teacups up close & personal??

My second thought was no, I would be just like Mrs. Bucket's (pronounced bouquet) next door neighbor, who has to drink out of a beaker because she's always being startled by Mrs. Bucket (which i doubt you would do) and terrified she will break the good Royal Doulton (which i would be).

LOL, um, what i meant to say was, LOVELY teacups!! :-)

Janet said...

Beautiful tea cups! I look forward to the tea leaf reading post.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Snap: I just love the tea cup you shared. It is beautiful thank you so much for sharing your treasures. I look forward to what you will share next week. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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Rosa said...

Beautiful set. I love that old Japanese pieces. I've been trying to have a cup a day, even in this heat! Hope you're fairing well. xo

Wanda Lee said...

These are truly lovely teacups; really little works of porcelain art work!~ Even as I have the pleasure of viewing them for the second lovely time!

Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

It's soon that time of the week once more for, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'!..,

You are most warmly invited to attend and also to partake with our little teatime delights for my 43rd,'Tuesday Tea for Two' as well as for my 34th, Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee' weekly blog teaparties held @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com

..,Last but not least in our little 'suite of tea party offerings' is the delightful, 15th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' shared blog tea party meme that I share with my dear friend Pam @ http://breathoffreshairpaperbutterfly.blogspot.com

~The other 1/2 of the 15th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' meme is my other meme, held also @ http://silkenpurse.blogsport.com blog..,

As I am fond of saying; you can never have too many tea parties in blogland!..,

Hope to see you there!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee