Monday, May 12, 2008

MY AUNT'S TEA CUPS


Yesterday I visited with my aunt for Mother's Day, she's my mother's sister, and has been like a mother to us. My brother's, my sister, and myself lived with her after our moms passing. As we sat there talking I notice her beautiful tea cups on the table beside me. Then I remembered as a child admiring these and not being allowed to touch them. Well today I can see why, they are breath taking. So I asked if I could photograph them, to share with you.

They first belonged to my grandmother, my mother's mom, as a gift from her son's Herbert's girlfriend. This was back in the late 1940's or early 50's. They have so much detail, even the insides are designed. I don't know if they were made for drinking but, I know they were never used for drinking.

Here I tried to show that the gold embossed edges around the purple design are raised and you can feel it when touched. The cup has three gold embossed legs and handle.

The saucer is beautiful also, it has the same raised, embossed gold edges around the purple design, and I love the outer edge of the saucer as well. I think it's fine china at it best.

"Just lovely". My aunt has only the two, I wish I could find out more about these, I posted picture on an appraisal site to see if I could find any information. I have pictures of a few other antiques of hers and will post maybe tomorrow.

15 comments:

The Barber Bunch said...

Those are some pretty Tea Cups!

Kindra said...

Wow! Such detail on the cups and saucers! What a great family heirloom. I hope you can find out more on the appraiser site! Can't wait to see more antique pictures! Have a great day!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Deb, Those teacups are beautiful. What a special lady to take your family in. I'm so sorry that you lost your mom at such a young age!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Terrie

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PAT said...

Deb, these teacups are gorgeous and I love them more because of the story!

Pat

Mrs. B said...

Hi Deb! Those cups are beautiful! And they look so delicate, your aunt must have taken very good care of them. Hope you had a nice visit with her and a happy Mother's Day!

Wendy said...

Hi Deb those are so pretty!! I can see why she never used them!! I hope you had a great Mothers Day my friend! Have a great day!!~Wendy

Rue said...

Hi Deb :)

Those teacups are exquisite! I can't wait to see what else you have to show us :)

Hugs,
rue

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Deb,So sorry for your family's loss!

Your aunt's tea cups are beautiful!!! So glad you shared them... Can't wait to see the rest of her AUNTIQUES! LOL!

Hugs, Rhonda :)

Joy said...

Very pretty teacups. I love that lacey edge it has to the saucer.

Ruthie said...

Beautiful. How nice to have a special aunt to share tea with.
Hugs.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Those are just gorgeous! It must have been fun to hear more about pieces in her home that you had admired for such a long time. Bet she had fun telling you about them too! Tell her they are beautiful!

Pearl said...

Hi Deb... What a pretty post. Your family tea cups are stunning ~ and how special that you have memories of them, as well.

So glad you came and visited me, thanks for your kind words and continued prayer. How is your Husband doing? Better, I hope. Have a blessed day, sweet Friend.

~hugs~
Pearl

Feathering My Nest said...

Deb, Those tea cups are gorgeous. I'm so sorry you lost your mother. Your aunt is a kind hearted woman to take you in and love you as her own. I'm happy you still have her in your life.

Kathi

Monday through Sunday said...

Beautiful ~ I love tea cups!