Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tea Cup Thursday

I do not know much about tea cups, and tea pots. Recently though I have become very interested in just how pretty they are. A simple tea cup placed the right way can really make a very nice piece of decoration.  One of the best places I have found for tea cups recently has been from Auction houses. Last night when we came home there was a big package waiting for me on the porch! Once opened I realized these were some auction finds! 

First up is this beautiful gold footed tea cup and saucer. I don’t know much about it, the only identifying marks on it are E-3005. Can anyone out there tell me anything about it? 

Next up I scored this Royal Halsey set, very pretty. Although the cup wasn’t in the packaging, I am hoping the auctioneer still has it and will mail it to me. 

Then I got this floral patterned set. I love the colors on this one; they remind me of springtime and fun! 

One of the cuter things I got was from this lot, with the tiny tea cup, still not sure what I will do with it. I just couldn’t pass up this treasure! In fact the larger cup on the right is bone china!

I also managed to get these two lots of bone china. One of them is Staffordshire and the other is Royal Stafford. I love the colors of the pink and white one; in fact the cup itself reminds me of a tulip! 

The last thing I want to mention from this auction is the great lot of mason jars that I somehow bought for a whopping $1. I have always loved the blue mason jars, but I can’t imagine myself paying $10 for just one at the antique stores. So I got three of them for $1. The clear glass didn’t make the trip, it ended up broken.

Overall I am very much in love with the lots I managed to get! I also got a few other things an Avon vase, and some candlestick holders.  I am not sure what I am going to do with the tea cups, if they will go in the booth or if I will somehow incorporate them in my house!

I am going to try my first attempt at linking with some one! Mrs. Spencers Tea  Cup Thursdays


  1. Omgsh! JEALOUS of the blue Ball jars!! Ahhh! :). Very hard to come by.. Especially FOR A DOLLAR!! Major score!!

  2. Teacups are the perfect decorating accent! Your 3 footed yellow is 1930s Japan. 3 footed teacups are quite collectible....folks love them! They are so fun! Congrats on your auction experience!

  3. Time to learn to "put up food" - it is really fun! Lovely teacups!

  4. Welcome to our Teacup Thursday gang. Love you beautiful teacups. I have a few blue jars that I have had forever....I love them. A great find at $1 too.
    Lady Linda

  5. Those are all gorgeous teacups...I don't know which is my favorite! Just wanted to stop by and say hello and thanks for visiting my blog and I am now your newest follower!

  6. They are beautiful!!! The 3rd one is my fave. Green and pink, so pretty. :) Reminds me that I should get some of my tea cups out! Visiting from the Haven FB page. Hope you'll stop by my blog to say hi. :)