I have a fascination with tea parties, specifically the fancy tea cups, pots and accessories. But I also love drinking tea and find it quite enjoyable to get dressed up and plan grown up tea parties with friends.
In this section I will post tea-related things, pictures and articles of items as I acquire them or learn more about their history. I simply love Antiques and want to learn more about that. I find it fascinating that this objects have a hidden story carried with them, different items from different times and places.
Yesterday, I went Antiquing with a girl friend and went to a store called Wigget’s in Downtown Coeur d’Alene. That in itself was a fun experience as we were both very distracted by anything that shined or sparkled. She found the old books and comics section and I stared at every tea cup and saucer in the place.
I dare say I found some pretty treasures to add to my collection. So here are some pictures of what I found, to share with you since you couldn’t come Antiquing with us.
This is a piece I fell in love with but know nothing about. I loved the uniqueness of the cup. It is handle-less and SUPER iridescent. The three little gold feet add a charming detail. The saucer is a soft green, iridescent also. On the bottom of the saucer is a name “Gladys Crawford” and the date 1924. It couldn’t possibly be that old, could it?
Here is a set I created. I found two different pieces and even though they were not meant to match, I think this will work pretty well together.
The saucer has an intricate and dainty pattern around the edge, it was made in Limoges, France.
The cup is ivory with a swirl shape and a golden leaf pattern on the inner rim. It’s genuine bone china from England but has no maker’s mark.
Looking forward to using these for my next tea party.
I really want some tea cups. I gotta figure out where to buy them though.