Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Teacup Tuesday - Week 20

Happy Teacup Tuesday everyone..

Are you all having a good week so far. I can say that I am. It's vacation time for me and I'm just hanging out at home for the most part relaxing, and of course, planning visits to several thrift and antique shops throughout the week. To me, that is the perfect way to spend my vacation when I don't have the money for traveling.

One thing that always helps me to relax and unwind from the stress of work is to sit in a quiet spot enjoying a nice cup of hot tea and what better way to do that than with this weeks lovely teacup. I call this one my "cottage cute" teacup because to me, it represents everything about the cottage style I love so much, from the vintage feel of it, to the soft pastel colors that are so prevalant in cottage style decorating. I can just imagine how beautiful it would look if a person had a whole china hutch filled with different pieces in this pattern.

While I may refer to it as my "cottage cute" teacup, the official name of this pattern is "Virginia Rose" made by Homer Laughlin. I have a few other pieces with this same pattern that you've probably spotted on my blog in the past. For a long time, my blog header featured a photo that showed two matching plates. You can sneak a peak at one of the plates in my sidebar photos. I also have a soup bowl and a small platter in this pattern.

That's all for this weeks Teacup Tuesday. Only 3 more weeks of teacups to go, then it's time to make a slight shift to teapots. All of you who would like to share something for what will then become known as "Teapot Tuesday" are more than welcome to join me. I'm not going to limit it to teapots either. ANYTHING related to tea will be pefectly welcome.

Now that you've taken a minute or two here at my blog to see what I was sharing this week, please stop and pay a visit to these lovely ladies as well who also have something tea related to share. I'm sure you won't be disappointed..

Sandi @ Wayside Treasures
Jocelyn @ Happy Cottage Quilter
Lola @ ...and Sew On
Bunny @ The Creative Hare
Mary @ Mary's Tea Cottage

Debbie @ Pink Roses and Teacups


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

What a pretty teacup! I can envision myself having a cup of tea outside on my patio looking at my garden with that very 'cottagy" teacup! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!~Patti

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh yes, cottage cute all the way! Love the soft blue on the plate- so dreamy! ♥

Melinda said...

I agree with Holly! Very cute!!
Enjoy your vaca!!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Very pretty teacup! Saw your party on Wayside Treasures & wanted to "crash". ;o) I'm looking forwrad to playing w/ y'all in future weeks...what fun!

Oh, it's nice to meet you Kim!

Mary said...

Hi Kim! Oh, yes, we are two of a kind, with all our teacups and teapots - isn't it divine?! I love what you say about finding a spot and sitting with a cup of delicious tea - nothing can beat the blues and stress like tea! Your Homer Laughlin teacup is precious, and yes, it does look absolutely "cottage", with those sweet pastels! I love H.L. china,as it's always so soft and the best part is it was made in America! I had a set and gave it to my sister. Still plotting on how to get it back! Have a great time at the thrift stores - can't wait to see what you find!

Jocelyn said...

Your cup and saucer are very lovely. I love Homer Laughlin china. It's always exciting to find a piece of their china.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Kim,

thanks for hosting this for us! Yout teacup is the perfect cottage teacup. so pretty!


Anonymous said...

Well being new here guess i'll have to syart being a part of this as I have many tea cups & saucers & pink stuff...lols. Yours is very pretty thanks for sharing this.



debi said...

Love that sweet 'cottage cute' teacup. It definitely looks cottagey!
I'm glad you're having a nice vacation...I agree with you about the staying home part...and the shopping sounds fun too!

Irene said...

What a great post. love tea cups. Saw your party at Wayside Treasures. Can't wait to see all the great tea pots.

Christie said...

It is so cottage cute Kim! Homer Laughlin made some pretty pieces....I have a plate or two myself by this maker.
I hope you getting lots of R & R, while you are off from work...of course I hope you are browsing your fav shops too...that's always fun too!
Big Hugs,

Sandi said...

Lovel pieces Kim! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Vicki said...

Hi, Kim,
I am new to blogging and did not know about Teacup Tuesday, but I am glad I found your blog and can check out all the pretty teacups. I love Homer Laughlin china. I enjoyed looking at your pretty blog. Come visit me sometime at Bunny Cottage. Vicki