Wednesday, June 23, 2010

crushing on...vintage tea cups

I think my fascination with tea cups started because of my mom. She collected Royal Albert china. Her pattern was Old Country Roses.

She would often scour shops for fine, rare porcelain tea cups. She would tell my 5 year old self, "Only buy it if it says Fine Bone China" or "Only buy china that says: Made in England"

To this day, the first thing I do when I pick up a tea cup is turn it over and see where it is made and if it is indeed made with "fine bone china".

I have a modest vintage tea cup collection. Here are a few that I would love to own.







Don't they make you want to have a lovely garden tea party and sit and sip tea all day?

11 comments:

beingdena said...

I adore these, I would want to own them too.
I have Green Anna vintage china collection. mum has been buying them for me ever since I was a little girl.

How are you? I miss you. havent heard from you in a while? forgotten me :(

Dena x

sharonlei said...

I've always wanted to start a teacup collection! Maybe I'll start. :)

xx Love & Aloha

Jumbleberry Orchard said...

Lovely!

My Mum will ONLY drink hot drinks from a china mug. Because of this we have lots of China at home, including the set from the third photo down!

flora said...

I love those pink cups with the scalloped flower edges. So sweet!

KristiMcMurry said...

Those are so gorgeous! I just love the handles on teacups...you just don't get more sophisticated than that.

Sandy a la Mode said...

i don't own any teacups but i would LOVE to own any one of these sets you have posted here!! this totally makes me want to go antique shopping now jozen!! Hmm I'm not sure I have enough money to have a special collection of anything besides clothes and shoes haha!!

Meg said...

these are all so pretty!! they would be so fun to collect. and yes, they do make me pine for a garden tea party!

ampersandity said...

i looove vintage teacups. those are the things i look for first whenever i go to a thrift store -- definitely want to have a collection one day!

Brandi said...

I've never given much thought to collecting tea cups, mainly because I don't have anywhere to store them. But now I so want to start. That first tea cup on top of the stack is just beautiful. If I had a collection, I would definitely have regular tea parties. At least once a week.

green tea and red nails said...

love these! i love the idea of having a little outdoor tea party with mismatched plates, cups and vintage tablecloths... of bliss!

Craftiness NOW said...

gorgeous pics, i want to have a tea party!