Monday, February 20, 2012

Valentine's Gift

Aren't these teacups wonderful?

Heart Teacups

They were a Valentine's Day gift from a dear friend.

Heart Teacup

We were shopping at Tuesday Morning when we found them.
I "clasped my hands with delight"!

Heart Teacups

They came in a wonderful storage box decorated with the heart and crown...
a cappuccino cup set called Royal Heart ...
large cups that will be perfect for tea.

**"Descending from his perch, he fell to unpacking it with great neatness and dispatch, while Rose watched him, wondering what was going to happen. Presently, out from the wrappings came a teapot, which caused her to clasp her hands with delight, for it was made in the likeness of a plump little Chinaman ... Two pretty cups with covers, and a scarlet tray, completed the set, and made one long to have a "dish of tea" even in Chinese style, without cream or sugar."
~Louisa M. Alcott, Eight Cousins

"Let us gather for a greeting
With our teacups filled with tea
And I'll tell you how important
Your friendship is to me."
~ Alda Ellis, Hats Off To Tea

"If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty."
~ Japanese Proverb

Wishing YOU well, a JOY filled week and a Wonderful cup of tea!

** Quotes from 365 things Every Tea Lover Should Know


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Gorgeous! Enjoy using them!

Anonymous said...

Adorable teacups! What a lovely gift to have received.

Barbara F. said...

Very pretty cups. I like all your quotes. Now I am off to make a cup of tea for me. xo

Johanna said...

Hi Snap,
thats a cute gift. The tea cups are so hearty. Royal hearts which speaks from friendship. I wish you much fun with them. Thanks for sharing and for the good wishes.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Snap, your cups are so cute! I really like the hearts on them and I know you are going to enjoy them. Nice floral arrangement too. Enjoyed your quotes as well. Thanks for joining me for tea today.


Diane said...

What lovely tea cups, lovely find and lucky you to get them as a gift. Diane

EG Wow said...

Lovely tea cups! Hmmm. A cup of tea sounds very good to me right now. :)

Sherry said...

I love these cups!!! And they are perfect for royalty such as yourself! I've never been in Tuesday Morning...saw a couple when we were away and now I wish I had gone in!! My next trip to the US will include a stop!

Barb said...

Those cups (and the teapot) put a smile on my face! Lucky you!

Beth said...

Hi Snap, Your bouquet and your cups are all very pretty! Have a good week.
Blessings, Beth

Buttercup said...

How sweet! I'll be over for tea.

kitty said...

What wonderful teacups! Your friend is special to gift them to you.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful design! And a wonderful friend. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Anita said...

What pretty cups! I just love them, and your verses avout tea as well.
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments! I am glad that it led me to yours.
xo, Anita

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thye are beautiful tea cups, Snap! You have a very thoughtful friend.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How gorgeous, Snap... I love love love those teacups... Bet your tea tastes fabulous in them!!!!!!

Terri said...

Oh I can see why you fell in love with these! And what a kind friend!
The cups are lovely, their coloring and design is fab, and those crowns...well, they are the crowning touch! lol!

Susan said...

Beautiful cups! ooo oooo ooo I love Tuesday Morning, too. Whenever I am in a place that has one, I go in.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, too! Come back any time. Susan

My Grama's Soul said...

I love those tea cups!!!!!!



Pondside said...

Too, too beautiful!! I can imagine that you'll share your tea with a friend who is as appreciative of their beauty as you are.
"Here dear", says Lily, "sit down and have a cuppa tea till I tell you about your mother"...from Fall on Your Knees, Ann-Marie MacDonald.

Pondside said...

....and I meant to ask 'what kind of tea will you make for these cups?'

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Snap
I would have been just as excited, really nice teacups. Your friend was kind to gift them to you.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Goergeous, what a nice gift, they look so good with the flowers too! xox Corrine

Ruth Kelly said...

First, the roses are so beautiful that I wanted to run out and buy some for me. Then I noticed the little crown inside the cup - how delightful.

Texas Tea Party said...

Lovely Gift! They are so royal with the crown and heart! You could use them with a European theme in mind. Happy Tea Party! Pam

Zaa said...

Dear Snap ..Delightful is the word that comes to mind with your new cup...I can see why you are so thrilled...They're unique in the world of hearts , especially since they are from a friend... Enjoy !!!!

Micupoftea~ said...

Great cups! I love Tues AM..never know what you will find there. The roses are gorgeous too. Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day! THANKS for stopping by my blog :)

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

How exquisite! This is a beautiful cup! I love how you connected your love for it with the quote - wonderful that through the ages we can understand and feel a connection to simple delights like teacups and teapots! Thank you for sharing this lovely post with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,