Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Teacup Tuesday-Week 5

Purple Pansies...

A definite sign of Spring for sure, and when you put them on a teacup, they can bring that wonderful feeling of Spring into your life all year around.

For this weeks "Teacup Tuesday", I am showing a teacup that has a lovely purple pansy pattern both on the inside and outside of the teacup. There are also hints of yellow combined with the purple. This is a lovely pattern and I really love the style of this teacup.

This teacup is actually part of a tea set that I have. I have a matching teapot and a desert plate as well. I love being able to find teacups that match teapots already in my collection, or finding a teapot that matches one of my teacups. Having a matching set makes my solitary tea parties even more enjoyable, although I have no problem with mixing and matching china patterns if I need to. As long as the colors and patterns compliment each other, there is no reason why miss-matched pieces can't be used together.

How many of you ladies collect teapots and teacups? Are you big tea drinkers like me and do you use your pretty china when you are drinking tea, or do you just keep them for display?

My sweet blogging buddy Melinda is joining me this week for "Teacup Tuesday". Please take a hop over to Melinda's Blog to say hello and see her Teacup Tuesday post. She would love to have you stop by for a visit.

Melinda at: http://everythingshabbyandchic.blogspot.com/


Melinda said...

Beautiful...and yes I am taking part in tea cup Tuesday so you can link me :-)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hi, Kim! Oh be still my beating ♥! I love that thin style of cup and of course I love pansies!

If I can ever get into any antique shops, I hope to start collecting old china again. I do have some cups and plates now but none as lovely as yours.

Have a great day, Kim! ♥

PS I miss your duck on wheels. ☺

Pink Slippers said...

Oh, how much I love the beauty of tea cups.

Stephenie said...

I just love this teacup..The colors are amazing...That's amazing you have a whole set... The pansies are just BEAUTIFUL....

Jocelyn said...

What a sweet delicate tea cup. Very lovely. Never can have too many tea cups :-)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

We want Duckie! We want Duckie!

☺ ♥

Nanette said...

Beautiful cup. Pansies remind me of my mother. Have a wonderful week! (Your duck on wheels is really cool.)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh my goodness! On closer inspection- could it be? Is Mr. Ducky actually a... chick? ☺

Christie said...

Hey Kim!
I do love this teacup! How wonderful that you have the whole set and dessert plates too. When's your next tea party? I'll be sure to be right over!? I do drink tea regularly. I like Earl Grey, and Mint Medley the best....there's nothing like a cup of tea to sit down and relax....I usually like a good magazine to go with it! LOL!

Thank you for all you said on my blog....you are a sweet heart. I will be catching up with you often. I do love your blog! Alot!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Big Hug,

Katie said...

Kim I have pre-scheduled my first Teacup Tuesday post for the next one, (the 28th) so please link me! Finally just sat down and got it done! I'm tickled!

Love this teacup!

Lori said...

Hi Kim!
Nope only have a few tea cups and just a regular pot, sadly not pink! I really liked yours and loved the lavender doily, don't see to many that color! funny, I mostly drink hot tea when my IBS is irrated, usually I'm a coffee beast!! Take care, Lori