Monday, April 9, 2012

More Tea and Roses

I have paired another rose from my garden with a new teacup again this week.
I found this lovely Paragon teacup at The Guild Shop
(a cross between Antiques Roadshow and Grandma's attic). 

Tea and Roses

I love the red and yellow roses on this teacup on the inside and outside.
Unfortunately, none of my yellow roses were blooming.
The red rose had to save the day!

There is a gold edge around the saucer and the pedestal of the cup,
 gold around the rim of the cup and a little gold splash on the handle.
The saucer is lightly fluted as is the hourglass cup.
This teacup is a joy to hold in the hands ... with tea or without! 


I am preparing to lead a Food and Feasting tour at the museum for a university class.
I love doing these tours. 
 I've done so many of them that I try to come up with something a little different so that I am not bored.
This year I'm going to visit the India galleries.
The spices used in food and the three major tea growing areas --
Assam, Darjeeling and Nilgiri
and tie it all to objects in the collection.
Should keep me on my toes! 

Wishing you WELL and a wonderful cup of tea!


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful flower for such an elegant cup!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Tea Day, Snap! Your teacup is very pretty. I love everything about it, from the shape to the roses to the gold trim! And your rose rose is beautiful. Your tour sounds like fun. Thanks for joining me for tea today and have a wonderful week.


EG CameraGirl said...

You have such beautiful roses!


Can't wait to see what you're going to do at the museum's tour, wow!! Your teacup is lovely! Love the shape and everything, she's a lady!
Have a great week. Thanks for your sweet visit.

GrandmaK said...

it really is a lovely cup and saucer!! Wishing you well! Cathy

Beth said...

Your tea cup is really lovely, and your rose just stunning. Thanks for sharing them. Beautiful!

Rosa said...

Both are lovely!!!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Snap,

Your red rose looks gorgeous with your new teacup. Roses are blooming all over at your place. Happy tea day!

Johanna said...

Hi Snap,
that tea cup is a beautiful find. You are so lucky with roses in the garden, mine are still slepping. Your Food and Feasting tour sound interesting. Would love to attend that tour. I hope you will share the impressions with us.
Best greetings,

jeanetteann said...

Very pretty tea cup and such a sweet rose. I hope your tour goes really well.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Snap
I like the pairing of the rose and teacup.
I wish I could take your tour, it sounds interesting, especially with the tie in to spices.

kitty said...

Your teacup is beautiful!! Good luck on leading the tour. I wis I was attending.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a lovely cup! And how fun to have such a great shop! Lucky uou! The museum tour sounds wonderful. I wish that I were close enough to come. Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Beth said...

The teacup and saucer is lovely and so is the Rose! Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

You sound busy and happy, Snap. I'm glad!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I wish I could be part of that tour. It sounds fascinating.

Terri said...

What a beautiful find, this lovely tea cup in reds and yellows and golds! The rose you have paired her with is gorgeous as well.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Snap!
Your teacup and Saucer are so pretty and the rose is such a nice touch. Teacups with gold are my favorites.
Good luck with your tour.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


A beautiful teacup AND an amazing rose from your garden....honestly, does it get better than that?

The tour you are hosting sounds fascinating, hope it all goes well for you all.

Happy Tea Tuesday!

Que Bella said...

What a beautiful tea cup and saucer. I love roses and how you paired one with the teacup. Thanks for sharing! Michelle

Brenda said...

The rose accents the tea cup so beautifully! Your tea set is just gorgeous. The Food and Feasting tour sounds amazing. Wish we could all go.
Happy Tea Time!

Micupoftea~ said...

The tour sounds great...what a pretty cup, too! ENjoy the weeekend. Love to have you stop by for Persian Tea~

Cezar and Léia said...

So adorable porcelain and your picture is wonderful!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Oh how wonderful! I hope all goes well - I am quite belated in my visits this week - your new teacups is exquisite - I just can't get enough of these beautiful teacups. I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness, I hope to see you return for this afternoon's party,