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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday

Happy TCT people. I have always liked a drink form a cup and saucer. I don't know why maybe there is a hidden snob in me, ha ha joking No when I used to go to my aunties when I was very young she had a cabinet and she would let me have a TC&S I always felt very special as these were so prized and I was trusted not to break them. (maybe it wouldn't of mattered as she always chose for me) but that didn't matter I loved the visit, as I would always get some juice in my cup & a biscuit on the side of my saucer, any way this is why I have always loved them. Promise, I am no snob (the thought!) But then, I don't think people who love china are snobs maybe just some thing I grew up with people were very posh if they had china, we drank out of mugs! ha ha. So now, very recently I found this wonderful site run by the lovely Terri & Marther and they have the same passion for china (probably more so) than I do. I also found a new place that likes to show off not only their china but some sweet treats as well at Sweetology (I don't have any I am afraid but I will be having a looky at all yours ha ha). I have began collecting and already there isn't enough room in the house for what I have. Above is my new everyday cup. It's not china but it does have a lovely shabby chic quality, and I so wanted a cup with a bird on ;0)

This is my currant Pride & joy. Isn't it stunning?! the colours, the texture the shape the handle the gilding oh it's just stunning and I adore it. I paid £10 for this beautiful German piece. Bargain? probably not I will show you why.

It has this tiny chip, I new this before I bought it as the seller was very honest. But even though it has this fault I love it any way and it's never used (for obvious reasons) But I am happy I own it, it was a bargain to me.

I told you last week I am really in to trios. the palates are in wonderful condition. Just look at the shape of this darling cup from a side view, it really was worth every pennie as it gives me joy. I do use all my cups and this is sad I can not drink from this one. Saying that I would rather have it than not. Collectors probably think I'm mad, I know how things being in such good condition matter. But for me this is the exception to the rule.

I don't know much about makers marks etc. I asked last week for some recommendations, for books and you have given me some. So hopefully I will soon know a little. But I know quality and this set screams it from the roof tops to me. It's German 'Khoenberg' the rest you can see if you click larger. If you know anything about this I would really appreciate any knowledge you may have. But for now I will settle in with an infusion in one of my TC&S and go and have a wonder through china heaven through your blogs. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Love Dawn xx


craftattack said...

The Maufacturer is Hutschenreuther, a well known china manufacturer here, and *Hohenberg* means *High Mountain* You can read more about it here.

Hugs, Valerie

Lisa M Griffin said...

I think it is lovely... and sometimes small imperfections make things even more special.
Thanks for sharing.

Terri said...

Your new bird cup is so pretty! And your new German cup is gorgeous too! I would have bought it too for that price. I wish I had some info for you, but I don't know much about German porcelain. It is beautiful with it's scalloped footing and dramatic coloring. Hopefully someone will come along with some info for you.
(hope your box arrives soon!)

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Dawn, these cups are fabulous! I was so glad to see you link these up. You are the sweet treat for me!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Dawn,
Oh I just adore your teacup and saucer and the story you share, so similar to mine. Kindred spirits maybe!!
I also love your trio set inspite of the chip. It makes you know it was used and loved and has character. Just charming!

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I sure enjoyed my visit here today and your lovely tea.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

♥ Miss Tea said...

oooh the cup with bird on it is just soo cute! love the elegant look of the Khoenberg teacup!! it's sooo gorgeous! i'm like you, i dont know much abt makers marks etc too but since i moved here to the UK and fell in love with teacups, i'm learning bit by bit, still clueless though as i do also like to drink out of mug hehe coz i still dont have alot of collection of teacups. anyways thank you for sharing the beautiful teacup and for dropping by my blog :) Have a lovely tea time tuesday! xx Susan/miss tea said...

What a sweet story of tea cups! :]
I really like the painted bird... very delightful.
Thank you for sharing tea on Tuesday <3

Linda said...

Dawn, I agree, there is something about drinking out of a china tea cup .... It does feel special. There are very few mugs in my home to drink out of ... I like to use my china daily not just special... it's just a bright spot!
Your pink c/s is too sweet ...Love it!
Thanks for stopping in to visit me ... I hope to see you soon.
Blessings, L

GardenofDaisies said...

That is the sweetest little pink bird teacup!! I love it! I drink tea from mugs too, when I want to get cozy in the chair and not have to refill as often.

Johanna said...

Hello Dawn,
thank you for the link to this sweet blog. I have seen this cute bird cup here in Germany also. It is really a nice set. The second cup is from Hutschenreuther Hohenberg. May be the informations on my former blogpost about this company are interesting for you.:

It is a pretty cup. Dawn, I don't unterstand, why you cannot drink from it? May be my English is not good enough? But the little chip is not a problem.
Thank you for visiting me and for this interesting post.
Best greetings, Johanna

Amanda-The Sweet Details said...

Hi! I'd love it if you came over and linked up to savory sunday! It's on until saturday night :)

Sandra Evertson said...

Such lovely tea cups!
Sandra Evertson


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