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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Where Did Your Teacups Come From?

Hello friends~ I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far.



Do you ever wonder where your teacups come from? 

Steam rises from a cup of tea
And we are wrapped in history,
Inhaling ancient times and lands
Comfort of ages in our hands. ~ Faith Greenbow

Some teacups are passed down from aunties and grannies, cousins and friends. Others are gifted to us. Some are found at tea shops, flea markets and garage sales, thrift stores and antique shops. Still others come from unexpected places such as an old attic where they have been tucked away in a box gathering dust.

In any case, they have all been on a journey of one kind or another, just like us. 

Some teacups have attended many tea parties and other celebrations while others sat for years in a china cabinet. Others are brand new from the store they were purchased from. 

I daresay the majority of mine have been on a journey because most of mine are antique. 

My teacups are like my friends. Each one is beautiful and unique in its own way. A little work of art, just like we are!


Today I am sharing a new Gracie China teacup that I found at HomeSense. HomeSense, TJ Max in the US, opened here a month ago and I am so happy about that! I have been waiting for years for one to come to the Island.



This teacup is in one of my favourite colours; aqua/turquoise/teal/robin egg blue, whatever you want to call it. Isn't it so girly and pretty?

My hubby got me the matching teapot too. Isn't he a dear? He's definitely a keeper!



I am so pleased to have it because I have been searching for an aqua/robin egg blue teapot ever since I started collecting teapots years ago. I think this one is really sweet with its gold trim and pretty flowers. And isn't it a cute shape? It makes me happy just looking at it. 



I am thrilled about how well my other teacups go with it too. Veronica was a shower gift from my mother when I got married. It is made by Royal Albert.






This Aynsley beauty I found at an antique shop a few years ago and which you have seen numerous times. The camera always makes it appear bluer than it really is. It is really more turquoise.

I am delighted to have this teapot and several teacups to go with it. A mix of old and new.



I’m so blessed to have friends like you to share in everything I do. For one special friend sharing a special cup of tea truly makes this a perfect recipe. Author unknown



Hope you have enjoyed seeing my pretties.   

Please visit me again on Monday and link up to my new party,

No Place Like Home 

where you are invited to share tea time and anything else that relates to your home and garden. If you're wondering how this new party came about you can read about it here.

This is my new party button. Feel free to copy and paste it for your sidebar if you wish.



Our friend Bernideen has also changed her tea party to accommodate tea time and everything pertaining to your home and garden. I hope you will join her next week as well. This is her new party button.




Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe.



Life is a cup to be filled not drained. ~ unknown

I am sharing with these lovely parties:

Tuesday Cuppa Tea
 Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party
 Tea Cup Tuesday
 Share Your Cup Thursday
 Home Sweet Home


 Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

19 comments :

  1. hello
    un parfum d'aventure et de poésie
    s'évade de chaque tasse de thé
    les couleurs sont très belles
    merci de se partage
    bonne journée
    bisous

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  2. Sandi:
    That was so sweet of you to include me. I love your new teapot. Gracie is a secondary name for the company "Coastline" and this is one that has come out since I went out of business. They sell their extra abundance at Home Goods, TJ Max, etc. That's good for you to because you pay about wholesale. The color is wonderful. I can't imagine any teapot matching your cups and saucers better and pulling everything together!

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  3. Half of my teacups were gifted to me; the rest I acquired during my treasure hunts! I tend to gravitate towards the vintage bone china teacups, but I also have some newer sets.

    So happy to hear that you finally have a HomeSense nearby! I'm also a fan of turquoise/aqua teawares so I'm loving your gorgeous new tea set! It kinda makes me want to run to my HomeSense now to buy my own. Ha!

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  4. Lovely pics, beautiful new Gracie china (love that pattern sooooo much!)

    I have a few teacup gifts, mostly mine are self discovered as I tend to collect sets for entertaining and not keeping many assorted ones any more. Selling them is my business, as you know, so I tend to move them: keep, give, sell, find more, rinse repeat. I have a few super special ones that mean so much to me they are in the china cabinet and nearly never used.

    Have a lovely and safe day. ♥

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  5. Your new cup and teapot are so cheery! Such lively colors. I just read about your new party. Sounds lovely! I'm sure I will be stopping by now and then! I'm looking forward to hearing more about some of the interests you mentioned. A great way to begin November!

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  6. Your new cup and teapot are so cheery! Such lively colors. I just read about your new party. Sounds lovely! I'm sure I will be stopping by now and then! I'm looking forward to hearing more about some of the interests you mentioned. A great way to begin November!

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  7. Sandi, I love your new teacup and teapot because they are turquoise and I LOVE turquoise and aqua shades. Your sweet older teacups all go so beautifully with the new ones too. Happy November to you. Blessings, Pam

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  8. I have a couple of teacups that were gifts, a few passed down and the rest purchased at antique stores. One of the ladies from bible study always serves our tea in teacups and it sure makes it a more special gathering.

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  9. What a sweetheart your hubby is Sandi to also buy the matching teapot for your new teacup!! They all blend so well with your other aqua teacups. I like to rotate my teacups for the months of the year and they're like seeing old friends when I bring them out. Happy November 1st to you, sweet friend!

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  10. I love aqua and pink together -- that picture of the cup with the pink pumpkin in it is gorgeous! Such a pretty new cup and teapot, and they go together wonderfully with your RA and Ansley cups.
    Excited about your new party. I am writing a post for it this afternoon.

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  11. Your new Gracie tea cup and teapot are so pretty. Love that color. It works well in almost any season. Isn't Home Sense a fun (and tempting) place to visit?

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  12. Oh My Goodness!
    What a beautiful post Sandy!
    I love the color scheme and the sweet little pink pumpkin...
    Danette

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  13. Hi Sandi. Nice new party! My teacups started with family, and exploded. As Bernideen said, Gracie is Coastline. They copy famous English china designs but they are made in China. I love the bright turquoise! Makes such a cheerful table! Have a wonderful week!Thanks for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  14. Hi Sandi,
    Oh I do love your new Gracie teapot. My sis told me they had some Chintz patterns at Home Sense and I rushed over and bought a black one but it is the tall shape. Did you see it there? I will feature it eventually. There were no turquoise ones or I would have been tempted to get it too. It sure looks beautiful with your other vintage teacups. I often wonder where my teacups have been and the tales they would tell. Happy Tea Day Dear Sandi and I will try to link up to your new party. Have a Wonderful Week! Karen

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  15. Hi Sandi,
    Oh I do love your new Gracie teapot. My sis told me they had some Chintz patterns at Home Sense and I rushed over and bought a black one but it is the tall shape. Did you see it there? I will feature it eventually. There were no turquoise ones or I would have been tempted to get it too. It sure looks beautiful with your other vintage teacups. I often wonder where my teacups have been and the tales they would tell. Happy Tea Day Dear Sandi and I will try to link up to your new party. Have a Wonderful Week! Karen

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  16. Sandi, your new teacup and teapot are gorgeous! I love the color and the floral design. Your other cups work just lovely with it! Fun to know that you and Bernideens party have expanded. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. The color of the teacups are beautiful and the pot goes nicely with everything! Your post reminds me of Tiffany blue. Quite lovely! Thanks for sharing. Makes me want a cup of hot tea on this wet, dreary day.
    Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  18. That is one of my favorite places to collect teacups too. I love it that you found the pot. This is such a pretty pattern!

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  19. Swooning! Sighing! Droolingl over the teapot and cup. That color is a favourite of mine also. What a sweet thoughtful thing for your husband to do! This post made me stop and think how grateful I am to have the chance and ability to own pretty things. It really struck a heart chord. It is my Pick of the Week for SYC at my Christmas blog SusiesChristmasCottage@blogspot.com. Angels to you Sandi.

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I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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