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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Just My Cup of Tea

What's It Wednesday #129
Recently, while rummaging through some junk treasured keepsakes I ran across this cup and saucer. It is the “Rosalynda” pattern by James Kent of England. I remember buying it many years ago because it reminded me of a full set that my grandma owned.

I happily smiled and enjoyed many cups of tea and warm memories for years.

But much everyday use caused it to craze and crack and it sadly got relegated to a cabinet of seldom used dishes and knickknacks.

Well today I decided to give my dear set the status it deserves. While out junking I ran across this cup and saucer holder. It too is old, but very unique.

I'd never seen this type. Have you?

The older I get, the more I appreciate a few imperfections and signs of age. I think my old cup has a few more good years yet. It's still just my cup of tea!
Hugs,
Patti

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79 comments:

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Some of my favourite cups have imperfections: it's often a sign of how much they are loved!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

I have one similar style of vintage teacup stand. Nice to see yours today. Thank you for Whats It Wednesday no. 129, love joining in. Your displays are always such a visual treat.
Joy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Patti. That is such a pretty little cup that you should display it. I have never seen a holder like that. It is so pretty..Thank you for hosting and Happy Tuesday..Judy

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Patti, thank you for hosting another party. Love the tea cups and the features.
Blessing,
Marlene

Muscetta said...

Your tea cup and saucer are very nice. I love the flowers on them. This week features are amazing and the party faboulous. Thank you. Have a nice week. Tina

Teresa said...

I run from mismatched things as... well, as you run towards them ahahah

I don't really know why I'm like this but I believe to have a moment like this it has to be THAT SINGLE piece. And the moment created by you for this post is too sweet for words. Bringing an old lady for tea always is.

Bless your generous heart and amazing taste for cookies and cake.

Here's to a sweet life,
Teresa

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I have a salt and pepper set packed away somewhere in the same pattern as your pretty teacup. I've never seen a holder like the one you've found! Thanks so much for featuring my stash of quilts among the other great features, Patti! I hope you have a wonderful week!
Vickie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the party!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Curtains in My Tree said...

I like the calico cup and the crazing never bothered me when enjoying my old vintage dishes.
Just proves how much they are loved.
Also I like the cup holder I haven't seen one similar to yours I just have the newer ones

Bonnie said...

I like your attitude about liking a few imperfections. You raised a good thought about aging with grace and valuing each phase of our life. The world pulls us too much toward perfection and there is only one person who had that.

Stacey said...

Imperfections show character. Beautiful find!

Mary Vitullo said...

Such a pretty teacup, even with all the imperfections. Thanks for the party.
P.S. I seem to be having trouble with Linky Tools v. 2.0. My images don't seem to show up.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Lovely find! Thanks for hosting! Happy Week to You! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Beautiful teacup and I love the sweet holder from the past. It's the little imperfections that carry all the charm.
Thanks for hosting.
Hugs

Julie Reinwald said...

What a lovely teacup and saucer. And I love the antique holder, as well. Thanks for hosting the party!

Doreen@househoneys said...

As I get older, I appreciate signs of imperfection too...just not on me ;).

Thanks for hosting!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Patti, you remind me of me! I love to buy vintage items that remind me of something or someone special! Your cups and saucer is beautiful, as is your vignette! Your features are always fabulous! Thanks for hosting!

Barbara said...

Hi Patti...I love teacups and saucers and yours are just lovely. A few years back I was at a bridal shower and one of the gifts were 6 teacups and saucers which were part of a much treasured collection. As the bride-to-be unwrapped each set everyone oooooohed and aaaaahed and applauded. How special those cups and saucers were. Thank you for sharing yours. Have a great week and thanks too for the party!
XO Barbara

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love old things that have been used and enjoyed! What a gorgeous tea cup my friend! Sweet hugs and thanks for a fun party! Hugs, Diane

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Patti,
Thanks for hosting your fabulous party. It is fun to join in this week. Have a wonderful week.
Kris

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Patti, it is lovely, your grandma's teacups...specially all the memories it brings you. I have teacups like that from my dear Mil and they too bring me and her family so many wonderful memories from family gatherings.
Thank you so much for hosting this special party.
FABBY

Tarnished Royalty said...

Thank you, Patti, for featuring my lampshade! Would love to sit and enjoy a cup of tea with you and your beautiful set! ~Ann
Tarnished Royalty

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh... I meant, teacups all crazed and cracked, lol!
Fabby

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Hi Patti,
Thanks so much for hosting. I love the features and the china. Have a great week.
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Revi said...

What a sweet surprise to find my desk featured today! Thanks so much, Patti & Paula. :) Thanks for hosting a fun party.
-Revi

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Loving that tea cup, I liked when their stained, I feel like I honor them by using them. I so wish I seen a holder like yours, so pretty. Thanks for featuring my vintage lids.

Helen's Decor said...

Thanks for another great party.

Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello cute ladies! Thank you hosting. I'm loving your party. Please come and party with us. We would love to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Chintz never goes out of style! Love your post... and where did you get all of those delicious looking desserts???? :)

Linda Bouffard said...

So happy to come to the party! I love the teacup. I have some pretty teacups myself. I don't get to use them much. Hey, maybe I should... like a pretty tea party!

Pura Vida said...

old tea cups are so pretty...they just don't make them like that anymore

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I just adore teacups! Wonderful party! I do appreciate you all hosting,
Kathy

Susie said...

I love your cup/saucer set. That is a unique holder. First I have ever seen. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Denise said...

Hi Patti,

I've never seen a cup and saucer holder like that either! It's really pretty and so are your dainty dishes!! :) Thanks so much for hosting the party and have a wonderful week.

Warm Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Glad your cup is getting the attention it deserves! Thanks for hosting the party!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Patti,
Very pretty cup and saucer and that is a really neat cup and saucer
display piece, I have never seen one like that before either, but very
clever indeed.
Hope this finds you doing well.
Blessings and thanks for hosting,
Nellie

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

What a great post! I love old teacups that have been used and loved. My mom had a very large cup & saucer collection and I have kept my favs from her many treasures. She had a couple holders similar to yours, very different. I still have them packed away but hope to have them out soon since an antique desk with side glass cabinet is coming to roost at my place. When I find them I will be sure to let you see them!!

Hope your summer is wonderful! Blessings, Edie Marie

Decor To Adore said...

What a happy colorful teacup!
Hope you are enjoying the summer!

Linda P said...

Hi Patti, thank you so much for being one of your features. I so appreciate it. I shall link up again for this week. Enjoy the rest of the week. Blessings, Linda

Linda P said...

Such a pretty tea cup and saucer. I know you have many treasured moments. I think it has lots of charm. Keep on enjoying.. xo

Bernideen said...

Such a love Afternoon Tea Tray and sweet sentiments about the teacup and saucer!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Patti,
I am so glad you decided to display your pretty tea cup!
I have never seen a holder that this one here either.. Very lovely!
blessings,
Penny

June said...

That's the most unique stand I have seen Patti. I love that! I also love your beautiful chintz cup and saucer. I love florals, you know :)))
hugs from here...

Treat and Trick said...

Never seen such a holder. Really love your gorgeous cup and saucer. Thanks for sharing and hosting a wonderful party each week..

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

Thanks so much for hosting! That vintage teacup is just beautiful!

Maria Brittis said...

Patty
Love the tea saucers! I have been colleccting them for years! Thanks for a great party!!
Hugs
Maria

Maria Elena said...

Thank you so much for featuring my daughter's bedroom. What a super nice surprise! :) Enjoy your day! Maria

lynn said...

love the cup and saucer holder--so unique! off to check out this week's linkups!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog and I'm now following you on Bloglovin. Thanks so much for the party and enjoy the rest of the week and weekend.
Julie

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love this!! What a great find for your beloved tea cup & saucer!! Give us the worn and weary looking (shall we add well~loved as well!!) It's the best stuff :)
Have a happy weekend girls!
Karla & Karrie

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, now teacups is something I have a few of! Lovely cup you have! I adore chintz! Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Kelly said...

That is a pretty cup and saucer you're displaying. I agree with you about not worrying about imperfections as much as I get older.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Patti,
Your chintz cup and saucer is gorgeous. I think drinking tea from a pretty cup makes the experience even more enjoyable. Your goodies look so delicious too.

xo Danielle

Jennelise said...

Beautiful teacup! I think chintz is so pretty :) Hope you're having a lovely week!
Jennelise

Shelia said...

What a lovely teacup! Your entire vignette is beautiful! Thank you so much for popping in to see me and your kind words.
You are the sweetie,
Shelia :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Patti,
What a beautiful tea cup. I really like it a lot. And the fact that it reminds you of your grandma makes it even more special. I would definitely display this if belonged to me.

This is a nice spread of goodies too.

love,
~Sheri

Little Miss Maggie said...

Thanks for hosting the party. Your vintage chintz is beautiful. It's one of my favorite china patterns.

Alessandra said...

This lovely tea cup is not only rich of beauty but it has got sweet memories for you too.
Kisses
Alessandra

Beth L. said...

Love that teacup. Yes, it deserves to be out and seen! And enjoyed.

Jeannie Marie said...

I've missed you, I've been writing elsewhere and neglected my blog! I have been trying to spend time here as well as this is where my heart is. I'm very late but your still open for the week!

Villrose said...

What a lovely cup of tea!

Missy George said...

Imperfections build character. Enjoyed your blog. I'll be back. Have a good day.

May said...

Gorgeous post I adore your cup & saucer..I have never seen a holder like that... It's fabulous...Following you too... Hugs May x x

Jann Olson said...

Patti, your cup and saucer holder is so unique. I love it! I have a couple, but they are not vintage. Still like them, but what a charm yours is! Love the tea cup and saucer too! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hello Patti,
I never seen saucers and cup holders like this before. I wish I knew where to get them. This antique one is just gorgeous, and shows off the gorgeous old cup to perfection. Just lovely.
Congrats for being feature in the magazine. You ladies well deserve it. You both do the blog community a great service. I could not believe that our post just happens to go with your post. I am going to try and link up. usually Edie Marie does all the trech. stuff. You see I'm puter dum...LOL.
Thank you for stopping by, and leaving such a warm and sweet comment. I know you are not use to seeing me...for Edie Marie always does all the posting while I sit back and enjoy what she does...LOL. We are really a very good team. I guess because we are like sisters. I do love redoing old things and I always had a knack for fixing old things. I also love creating new things.
Thank you again and May God Bless,
Marie Antoinette

Margie said...

Thanks for the visit, kind words and follow.
Your blog is lovely and I do love your cup and saucer.
I have so many cups and saucers that I have collected over the years and sadly many have broken also.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Patti, it is a lovely tea cup and saucer. The holder is nice too. Have a happy day!

JES said...

Some things become more beautiful with age... I think your tea cup and saucer are wonderful examples. Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays. I do hope you join in again this week :)

P.S. Your blog is lovely.

JES said...

Some things become more beautiful with age... I think your tea cup and saucer are wonderful examples. Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays. I do hope you join in again this week :)

P.S. Your blog is lovely.

Nancy Reinke said...

Hi Patti. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the sweet comment. I love your party! I'm off to check out the features now. I'm following you, and will come back to join your new party on Wednesday. I'll link up a craft post I'm working on. Have a great day! xxx ~ Nancy

Kimberly Lewis said...

This makes me smile, too! Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls

Helena White said...

Hi Patti

Thanks so much much for taking the time visit new little blog. And I appreciate the invite to your wonderful party! Your chintz teacup is lovely...The holder is so unique...lucky girl...

Greetings from Canada...Helena
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Laurie Ritchey said...

No, I've never seen a display piece like that for a cup and saucer. What a beauty it is, and the cup and saucer are so pretty too. laurie

SarahGeorge said...

Beautiful set :) Your flowers are beautiful too :)

Msmoozys Open House said...

Thanks for the invite hun, I just linked up! :-) Also thanks for hosting the party, I hope you have a great day. :-)

Patricia Krank said...

Hi Patti - I love your little china teacup, crazes and all! Thanks for the party and blessings to you,
Patti

Trish Martin said...

Thanks so much for the lovely party. Have an awesome week.

Rhonda Vaudt said...

Thanks for hosting another fab party! Love what you added to the spoons:)

Revi said...

Thanks for sharing your always fabulous finds at Revisionary Life! Love the teacup pattern...

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