Tuesday, June 3, 2014

You Can't Have Too Much Citron

It's been busy around here.

- I've had Terminix out terminating the carpenter bees eating the arbor.

- Had more insulation blown into the attic in preparation for summer heat.
Finished just in time as 95 is predicted by the end of the week.

-Baseball season ended for my Rice Owls. 

- And I celebrated a birthday.
I always use my birthday as an excuse to visit my favorite thrift shop in search of another teacup. And I found one. In fact, there were two and I brought them both home. I didn't want to break them up. Seems like they've been together for a long time!

Elite Limoges Tea Cup

They are Limoges Elite teacups.
The decoration is very delicate, the gold almost worn off the handles.

The Bawo and Dotter company of New York established a manufacturing facility in Limoges, France, called Elite Works. That factory began producing porcelain in 1892 with the mark "Elite France" and later "Elite Works France." Some Elite Works collectibles can be dated by the color of the mark. Between 1900 and 1914 the company marked items in red and between 1920 and 1932 the company used green to mark the pieces it manufactured. The cups I found are marked in red. 

  • Limoges

    I love the dainty little daisy decoration.


    My birthday cake was lemon everything.
    I filled my teacup with Tea Forte Chamomile Citron (a gift from my god-kids).
    You can't have too much citron!

    In the background is a photo book of images I've taken at the Houston Zoo.
    Another birthday gift to myself! 

    Wishing You Well and Much Joy!

    A big thank you to our tea party hosts:


    Deb said...

    Your new finds are beautiful, Snap. Just gorgeous! And that cake... :)

    Bernideen said...

    I don't have any limoges but think it is lovely! So glad you shared that lovely cup and saucer! Lovely cake.

    Beth L. said...

    Love Lemon.and anything made with lemon!.... and actually your tea cups put one in mind of "lemon" with their soft yellow and green colors. Very Pretty!

    Lynne said...

    Love the looks of that Lemon cake . . .
    Happy Birthday!

    Michelle said...

    Happy Birthday to you! Lemon is a favorite of mine as well.

    The French Hutch said...

    Lovely and yes, very dainty teacup. I love the sweet daisy pattern and colors. Your cake looks so delicious and pretty. I love lemon anything. Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Denise said...

    The delicate daisies are very precious. Just think that the cup is about 100 years old and still around despite being so delicate. I love Limoges china, and the cake looks really good. Lemon is great!

    Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

    Happy Birthday Snap! You gifted yourself very well with those beautiful Limoges teacups. I have one Limoges teacup. {Pink of course!} Your lemon cake looks delicious. I love lemon too and thank you for sharing your lovely lemony post with us. Have a lovely day.


    Ruth Weston said...

    Happy Birthday! And 2 lovely teacups are perfect for you. Love the various Limoges makers. So delicate and pretty! The cake looks wonderful. So glad you had a nice birthday! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

    Vee said...

    The tea cups are true antiques! Lovely ones, too. It does not surprise me that you are a gal who knows how to honor a day. That is lovely.

    Martha's Favorites said...

    Happy Birthday! I just love Limoges. Everything they make is stunning. Sending hugs your way, Martha

    Anonymous said...

    Happy birthday! Lovely tea cups. I just got my first cups to photograph chicks in, and I'm thinking I might need to keep collecting them. They are so pretty.

    Debra She Who Seeks said...

    Happy Birthday, Snap! My gawd, that cake looks good.

    Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

    Happy Birthday and what charming gifts you bought for yourself, these are particularly tender. Lemon everything is fantastic and looks oh so good and cooling....hope the new insulation helps. xox

    My Little Home and Garden said...

    Happy Belated Birthday to you. (I had one myself, not long ago.) I like you tradition of buying yourself a present!


    La Tea Dah said...

    How beautiful! And happy birthday!

    Anonymous said...

    The cups are beautiful! I love Limoges!

    I love lemon everything, so your cake is A+ with me.

    I hope your birthday marks the beginning of a wonderful new year of life.

    Patti @ Magnolia Cottage

    Princesa Nadie said...

    It´s lovely!!!!!!
    You have been lucky that tea cup is a beautiful present

    Happy birthday

    Carrie said...

    Happy belated birthday! That lemon cake looks delicious and your Limoges cups are so delicate and pretty!

    Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

    Happy birthday Snap, wish I could join you for cake and tea. Your new teacups are pretty, a good choice for your gift to you. Hope your celebration day was wonderful.

    Terri said...

    Happy Birthday! May this coming year bring you many opportunities for JOY!
    Limoges for your birthday is fab! The pattern is so delicate so fairy like. No wonder you bought both!
    Your coffee table book sounds amazing. Are you going to share some of it too : )