Tuesday, June 19, 2012

~ My favorite cup for tea ~

Everyone has a favorite cup, right?

Whether it be a dainty china tea cup,

Trash to Treasure

a hearty ceramic mug, 

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a family heirloom,

Teacups & Scrapbooking

or one that just fits your personality, 

Rooster ♥ Teacup Tuesday

you know you have one. 

Admit it. 

I do. 

Isn't she a beauty?

All I know about her history is that she's from England.

But my mom bought this cup long years ago. I don't remember it not being in her cabinet. This is the one I always used when I visited her home. It brings to mind early mornings and late nights spent in conversation on my mom's porch, or curled up in the living room, talking and enjoying a hot cup coffee or tea, depending on the time of day.
 Catching up on life and all its joys & sorrows. 
So today, I share not a spectacularly fragile piece of china, but a precious piece that evokes memories of my mom. 
I wish she was here to sit with once again!
It's only used for tea now, as that cocky rooster cup above is my go to for coffee. 
Yes, pun intended ;)

What kind of cup is your favorite to use? Dainty, hearty, or just plain fun?

Thanks for coming by! 
Have a great day in the Lord!

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  1. Hello Anne,
    What a pretty cup! I have no idea who the maker is. It reminds me of Burleigh and it's very pretty whoever made it. The best part though is that it brings to mind such lovely memories of your mom.
    My favourite cup is not a dainty china cup but something similar to yours. A wee bit heavier. I like the fine china for special occasions although I do admit that tea always tastes better in a china cup. Thank you for sharing your special cup with us and thank you for coming to my party. Have a beautiful day.


  2. Sandi, Thank you for that information, even if it isn't an exact match at least it gives me a place to start my search :)

    I agree, tea is always better in the finer cups!
    Thanks so much for coming by today!

  3. That's *my* teacup now when I come over, only I think cofee tastes better in it. :)

    1. Yes, sweetie, it is! And one day it will be yours and no longer sit on my shelf. River will be the one drinking from it, saying it belonged to her great grandmother and her Nonna :)

  4. Hi Anne,
    All your teacups and MUG are treasures. I ADORE your favorite! It is gorgeous! I have seasonal favorites as well as everyday ones, it's sitting right here with me NOW looking so PRETTY filled with coffee! I mentioned in my past post that I am on a quest to DRINK from EVERY CUP I own...Try it, it's a challenge and LOTS OF FUN!
    Have a wonderful week,

    1. Hey Donna,
      That sounds like a great quest to embark upon! I must give it a try because it probably wouldn't take me long :)
      Thanks for taking time to leave a comment. Have a blessed week!

  5. Hi Anne,
    The name of the pattern is "Bermuda Blue" and it is made by Churchill. I discovered it in Reading England and was able to bring back a few pieces. Since then, I gathered more from Ebay and now almost have a complete set for 12 place settings.
    To see some of my set on display, please check the link below:

    Oak Rise Cottage

    1. Oh Carrie,

      Thank you, thank you!!! I am so happy to know the pattern after all this time. I went to your post and just grinned...all the lovely pieces! I love them :)

      Blessings and I hope you have a wonderful week!

      ~ Anne

  6. I can see why you love it! I had a blue and white week too!

    1. Hi Ruth,

      I loved your post! A magazine devoted to tea sets?! I will have to see about finding one of those :)

  7. What a pretty cup, I think I have a plate that looks like it matches, have to check it out in the morning. I have a set of china mugs by Royal Doulton from the Brambly Hedge collection, a summer, fall, winter and spring got them in 1983 from my sister in law, I gave her the same set and they are our favourites. Every night we have a cup of tea and use one of them. If I keep this up -these late nights we are going to need a midnight blog. Thank you for sharing your fav. it is very pretty...

    1. Hi Betty,

      Thanks so much for coming by and commenting. I'm a newbie to all this but I'm having so much fun learning from everyone about all these china patterns!

  8. Hi Anne,
    What a pretty cup! I have never seen one anything like it, unique:-) I like a bit of everything, my husband he has a favorite mug, the only one he uses...

    1. Hi Bella,

      I had no idea what the pattern was until Carrie told me. I've never seen any anywhere else.

      My husband also has a favorite coffee cup :)

      Thanks so much for visiting today!

  9. Hi Anne, I have favorites for sure, but I do love mugs for my tea more than cups and saucers. Polka dots seem to make me happy for some reason. I love the ones you shared with us.

    1. hey kitty,

      i think polka dots are so cute! i saw some cute polka dot cups in the store today :) thanks for visiting & commenting!

  10. Hello Anne,
    What a lovely post about favourite cups!
    Yours is really a beauty and brings good memories, too, which makes it unique!
    I've got a favourite mug to use everyday for white coffee, decorated with an imitation of embroidery in pink :) but for tea I use different cups, it depends on the mood or the company...
    I'm your newest follower.

    1. Hi Maria,

      Thank you so much for coming by and following! What is white coffee? Is it just with creamer? Perhaps you'll post a photo :)

      Have a great day!

  11. Hello Ann, your post is so lovely. I enjoy using different tea cups, at different times, depending on the day and my mood. My special ones are from loved ones too. Your blue cup from your mom is beautiful, but the memories you have with it are absolutely priceless!

    1. Hey Terri, I appreciate you taking time to come by and comment! Yes, I love the memories attached to the cup :) They really do make it even more special. I hope you have a blessed day!

  12. Little pieces of art. I love them all. The blue and white is beautiful and even more so with the memories attached. So nice to meet you and have you follow along. I'll do the same happily. Have a great day and stay cool. Hugs, Deb

  13. Your tea cup is so cute and I love how it looks displayed on that rustic wood! Lovely post sharing your memories.
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina

  14. Such a nice blog, Anne. I enjoy seeing your creativity. Love that blue and white cup and so glad it has special memories for you, makes it extra nice. I don't really have a favorite, just whatever strikes my mood. But I love having my tea in one of my heirloom teacups.


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