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Monday, 25 July 2011

Tea Time Tuesday

"Come and share a pot of tea, My home is warm and my friendship's free." ~ Emilie Barnes

Welcome to my 78th Tea Time Tuesday dear friends. Please come in and make yourself at home. I am simply delighted you have come for tea!

I want to thank everyone for your visits and lovely comments last week. It was a great party!
Hubby and I are still on vacation and we are on the go a lot so please be patient with my visiting. I promise to visit you before the end of the week.

As I mentioned last week, I have a new treasure to share with you today.

While out and about on one of our day trips, Hubby and I visited an antique shop where we found this lovely teacup.  I have always been attracted to certain colours and peach is one of them. I have never seen this particular teacup before.

It is Royal Chelsea number 160A and made in England of fine bone china. Isn't she pretty? I couldn't find any history about the cup but my friend Ruth from Antiques and Teacups ~  had the information I was looking for. Thank you Ruth!

The teacup dates 1943-1951. The company is really New Chelsea that started in 1912 in Longton, Staffordshire by Stoke-on-Trent, and this is one of their later marks. They closed in 1961. 

I checked on eBay and my teacup is selling for twice what Hubby paid for it.

The mark isn't very clear because my camera has been acting up somewhat lately, sorry.

It is a beautiful warm peach on the outside with a white interior adorned with lovely posies of every hue.

It is a unique teacup in that it has an unusual gold trim. The cup itself has a plain gold loop handle and a slight pedestal.

The saucer has a sweet nosegay of posies in the center and is adorned with the same broken gold trim around the edge.

I just love this teacup and Hubby was so sweet to get it for me!

Time for tea...

I am using my Skye McGhie Cream Lace teapot with a Skye McGhie cream and sugar in the Country Rose pattern.

The roses are a pretty pinky peach colour and don't the colours all look lovely together with my new teacup?

The teacup appears to be blushing with the rose snuggled up to it. I love to savor the blush of a rose, the chink of china against its pretty saucer, and the intricate design of lace. I think they were made for each other, don't you?

Ah, it's a lovely cup of tea! I enjoy my tea black with no sugar. It's wonderful to sip from this pretty teacup and enjoy the flowers beneath the amber liquid. 

The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose. ~ George Gissing

"Finally, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you." ~ 2 Corinthians 13:11
Thank you for stopping by today and I would love for you to join me for Tea Time Tuesday! All you have to do is share a favourite tea cup or teapot, a coffee mug, or something tea related. If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or the following is acceptable too: apple cider, iced tea or iced coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade, or punch. The TTT button on my sidebar is available for you to use in your post or place on your sidebar if you wish. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would be more than welcome! Please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend. ~

I am pleased to join the following parties as well~

Victoria - A Return to Loveliness

Table Top Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday

Wanda Lee~
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

Tuesday Tea

Tea Party Tuesday

Lady Katherine~
Teatime Tuesday


Donna and Miss Spenser~
Teacup Thursday

Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Sandi, your new teacup is so pretty. I don't know any history on it though. Your pretty tea table with all the peach colours is beautiful. I'll be joining you tomorrow for TeaTimeTuesday. See you then.
    Blessings, Pamela

  2. Thank you again for a tea break in my day. Lovely teacup and saucer.
    - Joy

  3. Your new teacup is very pretty!..and how sweet of your hubby to buy it for you.

  4. I love this teacup! I reminds me of a darling Homer Laughlin pattern that I love. :) All of the pieces blend perfectly. Just goes to show you that you don't need a matching set.

    Thank you so much for hosting TTT.


  5. Hi Sandi,
    Your colour theme this week is one of my favourites. Peach is such an exquisite and warm colour!
    The tea cup and saucer is a real beauty and all the table arrangemnts you created to share with us are full of harmony, very delicate and elegant...
    Congratulations for it all!
    Have a good week back home.

  6. Dear Sandi,
    what a thoughtful gift of your hubby to buy this wonderful tea cup. It has truly a beautiful shape and color. Just perfect with the lace tea pot and the sweet sugar/creamer set. Thank you for sharing your new treasure and for hosting this nice Tea Time Tuesday for us.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  7. Oh, I love that new teacup of yours! Lovely post, happy day!

  8. Sandi, such a beautiful teacup. I love the pink color. Gorgeous!

    Thank you for hosting.

    Barb ♥

  9. This is lovely, Sandi. My fgavorite so far. I love the color, so sweet and adorable...Christine

  10. What a beautiful cup.I can see why you were so attracted to it.

    - The Tablescaper

  11. Hi Sandi! Oh, what a lovely pink teacup and saucer! Having tea with you is always a treat.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. Oh Sandi,
    Your teacup and saucer has to be one of the prettiest I have ever seen. How sweet of your hubby to get it for you. A true memory treasure.
    Your table set with the gorgeous cream and sugar bowl and tea pot is the best touch and I love elevating items like this with cake stands. I have that very stand too. It is so pretty.
    Once again you have created a most inviting and lovely tea. Your roses are gorgeous too.

    Thank you for being such a dear hostess for Tea Time Tuesday.
    Blessings to you,
    Celestina Marie

  13. Hi Sandi: I love you new cup. I am going to look for that cup. It is stunning. I have never seen one with the edges done that way. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  14. What a great find - this blushing peach of a teacup and saucer! I love the shape and color scheme, too. Always love the little bouquets inside the cups. Hope you can find out more on its origins. Hope you are well and joyful in all things.
    Miss Kathy

  15. Dear Sandy
    I have ennjoyed watching your lovely new Tea Cup
    All us are showing new teacups on this days!
    Really a pleasure...

  16. Sandi, how great to have found that delicate little peach cup...such a great color for summer and guess what?? It would go GREAT with my post today as I made a PEACH PIE! Fantastic, great minds must think alike my dear. Best to you!

  17. Oh, how beautiful. The color is gorgeous. Everything looks perfect. Just love your blog. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  18. What a lovely set Sandi. Since no one has chimed in with the company info you asked for...your teacup dates 1943-1951. The company is really New Chelsea that started in 1912 in Longton, Staffordshire by Stoke-on-Trent, and this is one of their later marks. They closed in 1961. They are one of my favorite companies. Have a great TT!

  19. Sandi,
    The teacup is absolutely beautiful! What a nice thing to find with your husband:)I also think the cream and sugar are very lovely...your entire table setting!

    I'm happy to be having tea with you today!


    Oh, I moved my tea things to a new blog because "For Such A Time As This" was getting a bit crowded.

  20. Oh, how lovely, Sandi! Your new cup is elegant~ I especially enjoyed the quotes and Scripture :)

  21. oooh the royal chelsea teacup your hubby bought is soo soo adorable and beautiful! i'm in love with it! i think i'll check on ebay how much is it! love your skye mcGhie too, as usual, your teacups collection make me jealous! thanks for sharing and hosting again! xx susan

  22. Such a lovely post! So elegant, so romantic! It is always a pleasure to visit your beautiful space:)
    Friend, I would love to see you on my blog:)

  23. Hi Sandi,
    I love your new tea cup! I have the teapot and teacups that match your cream and sugar so together we would make a great pair!

    Thank you for hosting,


  24. Beautiful teacup, Sandi! I love interesting and unusual ones - this one is special. I have never seen the broken gold trim before!

    Thanks for hosting us!


  25. Good day, Sandi...

    Oh, your new peach teacup/saucer is sooo pretty! The color is warm and lovely as you've said, and I do like the way they painted the trim...the white in-between the gold dashes give the illusion of being raised.

    The inside bouquet is lovely, and I find that the saucers are so lovely in their own right, don't you? This one with the peach outline and the bouquet center is darling.

    I love all your photos! Yes, the cup does look blushing next to the rose - nice imagery with words. It's as if you know the character of your teacup very well.

    How perfectly the cup matches your tea set...everything is beautiful and inviting...I think I will have a cup, thank you.

    Enjoy a beautiful day,

  26. Oh how pretty. I love the teacup and you always create such a lovely setting. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  27. Dear Sandi,
    This post was just so beautiful - thank you for sharing this teacup! I love the gorgeous color and the detail of the flowers!

    I so enjoy having tea with you, dear friend. Have a blessed week!

  28. Hi Sandi! I'm linking up for tea this week! Your china is such a beautiful pattern. And you have a lovely vignette as well. It's always sweet when there's time for tea! Thanks for hosting. Have a great week!

  29. Your new addition to your wonderful collection is a real beauty. She very delicate and reminds of the elegance of a ballerina!! ... perfect setting for her and I agree she was blushing a beautiful colour among her peers. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful gathering...Happy TTT, xo HHL

  30. Hi Sandi! How are you!
    I love your cup's so soft and pretty!

    Thanks for sharing...and yes, I was just telling another blogger how much I miss joining in on all the Tea Cup Posting fun!

    ciao bella

    Creative Carmelina

  31. What a sweet little teacup. I love the color and the roses. I am linking up with you today for the first time. I am a new follower.

  32. Olá! Realmente as sua xícaras de chá são muito bonitas e delicadas, gosto muito de colecionar xícaras, eu ainda estou no início rs.. da minha coleção.Parabéns pelo bom gosto.

  33. Such a precious teacup, love the color and the inside floral pattern. You have an amazing talent to bring different pieces together that compliment each other in style, shapes and colors. I love, love your style! Thanks for sharing Sandi.


  34. Hi, Sandi...thank you for your comment. I use Photoscape, and I was told you can download it for free. It's worth looking into. I've been experimenting with my photos and it's really fun.

    I'm not very computer savvy, and for now I'm using my former husband's computer. He's the one who downloads all these things. He said he also has free photoshop, but hasn't installed it, yet.

    I hope this helps. Thanks for Tea Time Tuesdays...very fun, and I'll join in when I can. Do you accept tea poems, because on occasion I may have some of those.


  35. Thank you Sandi for your kind comments on my blog, I have added your pretty button, xx jeanetteann

  36. Hi Sandi,
    your new teacup is beautiful!
    What a lovely colour.
    It looks perfectly matched to your gorgeous roses!
    I really like the shape and decoration too!
    Your hubby has blessed you with a special little treasure :-)

  37. I hope you are having a delightful trip. I have just returned home myself and am catching up on tea cup memes.
    Your cup today is so pretty! What a fab find! The color of pink is so soft and lovely, the trims, florals and shape are all great. In fact, it is my favorite shape.

  38. Hello Sandi,
    This is gorgeous! I look all through antique stores for teacups - this is is so very beautiful! Love the colors. Thank you for sharing your beautiful new teacup with A Return to Loveliness - and thank you for hosting this lovely tea party!
    God Bless,

  39. Hi Sandi,
    How lovely that your husband bought you this beautiful cup and saucer set.This makes it extra special for you.
    Your tea setting is beautiful and the 'blush' on the teapot makes it perfect.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  40. Just popping back to say 'thank you' for linking up today :-)
    And for your always lovely comment!
    Have a very blessed week, Sandi.

  41. Hi Sandi,
    Thank you for your visit and comment at my blog!
    Your post is just delightful!

  42. Oh Sandi...this is my favorite teacup featured this week. I just love anything pink and it's just so you. Ruth is amazing, isn't she!
    Have a great week.
    Lady Linda

  43. That is such a delicate looking teacup. It really is very beautiful along with the other items. The flowers inside the cup and on the saucer are lovely. Glad you shared it with us. Shannon

  44. That is such a delicate looking teacup. It really is very beautiful along with the other items. The flowers inside the cup and on the saucer are lovely. Glad you shared it with us. Shannon

  45. Hi Sandi,
    I love your new teacup it is the loveliest shade of peach. I love a rose in this color. Have a lovely time on vacation! I love the the painting of the lady on the beach in your sidebar, nice! Thanks for joining HSH! I'll join you for tea on Tuesday! Yeah!

  46. Beautiful teacup, Sandi. I especially love the depression glass cake stand. I have quite a few pieces, but this one is so special. I'd love having tea with you!


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!

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