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Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

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