Tuesday, November 23, 2010

T Tuesday

I collect widowed cup and saucer pieces from garage sales and thrift stores.
I can't help myself.
I can always find room for them in my cabinets.
I hide them so my husband doesn't see yet another acquisition.
A stack of saucers, sans cups, can be found for less than a dollar.
I find widowed cups for 10 cents and 25 cents each.
Yes, really!
Many have fine pedigrees such as Haviland, Limoges or simply "Bone China, Made in England".
I don't limit myself to fine china either.
American made, vintage, ceramic pieces are just as pretty with roses and gold edging.

I especially love it when I find three matching cups. It's an instant party!
These ceramic ladies are paired with plain, Bavarian china, saucers.
Maybe I need to start a site.


La Dolce Vita said...

"widowed" such a descriptive word for these single lovelies!

~*~Patty S said...

rescuing pretty cups and saucers sounds like a wonderful thing to do Nathalie ... I too have a soft spot for pretty china
Love your pics ... I first read (in my head obviously) chachacha at the very end of your post instead of hahahaha
Happy T Tuesday dear one
Love that forget-me-not saucer!

Linda said...

T_Harmony! haha You ARE so funny! Love your cups and saucers!

bad penny said...

He He Widowed cups - love it. Very pretty widows they are too - glad they find partners for the tea party !

Joanna said...

There are always more ladies than gents at tea dances - do you have more cups than saucers?!

Sweet collection.


Kimmie said...

Widowed cups and a trio of ladies ... I just love the personification of the objects of affection :) .... T harmony would be a lovely site ... I know I would follow it! Happy T today! Kimmie

Nancy said...

So funny :) you match-maker you

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad you joined us for Tuesday Tea. I always love it when new members show up. I love how you made it "acceptable" for widows and orphans to find each other. I never considered doing that before. Have a lovely Tea Tuesday and happy Thanksgiving.

Dianne said...

I am a sucker for orphaned tea cups and am setting up an adoption program...

femminismo said...

I like the idea of the key with wings. Unlocking a lot of things, that way. best to you for Thanksgiving

Halle said...

I love that...It's great that you are giving those pieces a good loving home. ;-)

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I love the saucer in the top picture! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

ooglebloops said...

We have a similar weakness for orphaned china - you have some great pieces!!!

Jeanie said...

These are pretty! Happy tea day!