Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tea Cups and Good Friends

Over the years, I’ve bought odd tea cups and saucers at thrift stores.

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Now I have a pretty little collection and a nice place to display them.

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I found this beautiful curio cabinet at the thrift store and loaded it up with one shelf of Kim Andersen figurines and a shelf of old tea cups.

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I love the little cabinet and I’m sure I’ll change it up from time to time.

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This week, I received a surprise gift from my girlfriend Becky (HERE) and it seemed just perfect! Thanks Becky!

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I’m joining Thrifty Things Friday!

Also Katherine’s Corner,

Ivy and Elephants

and Jann for Share Your Cup !

That’s the great thing about friends…

they know just what we love!

Would you like tea or coffee?

51 comments:

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love all your teacups!! Such a pretty dish towel such a great gift!!

Happy@Home said...

Your new curio cabinet is the perfect place to display and enjoy your tea cup and figurine collection.
What a sweet gift from Becky. She knows you well :)

Musings from Kim K. said...

Love that cabinet! It's perfect for your pretty collections.

Stephanie said...

You have certainly collected many beautiful tea cups over the years. And I love the way you have them displayed. Thanks for sharing with us :)

Hugs to you!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

That cabinet is just perfect!

Cranberry Morning said...

That's a terrific teacup collection! And so nice to have a pretty place to display them and yet keep them safe.

bj said...

The cabinet looks great...:)

Catherine Holman said...

I have several that I can't decide what to do with. It's perfect in your little cabinet!

20 North Ora said...

I love mismatched and lonely cups and saucers! You've got a great collection.

Judy

Simply Shelley said...

I too love old tea cups and saucers,and they cabinet is perfect to display them. Very nice! Blessings sweet Diane

Marcia Pilar said...

Look at all those pretty teacups. I just gave away my very last to a blogging friend in a teacup exchange I signed up for. Actually, I have one more but it's too special to give away, a gift from a friend when my dad passed away. I've given so many away. Fun thing is that I'll be receiving one any minute. Yay! Don't you just love bloggy friends.
Off to your next post.
xoxo

Jemma said...

You know I enjoy collecting tea-cups too. You have such a lovely collection and displayed ever so nicely!
Happy Hugs,
Jemma

TexWisGirl said...

the little towel is too cute.

BECKY said...

Awww, thank you, Diane! You're very sweet to mention me, but Ah Shucks, ma'am, it was nothin'! :)
Love your collection. I also had quite a few that I gave away, took to Goodwill, and to a thrift shop, when we moved last March! I thought about sending my tea cup bloggy friends some of them....but I was afraid they might break. Towels are much easier to mail! :)

Susan Clayton said...

So glad I found your post @ Share Your Cup Thursdays! I love tea cups!

Marivel said...

Oh,I really love your tea cup collection,and your towel is great.Everything looks very English.
Have a southern wonderful day!!!

kitty said...

What a wonderful collection of thrifted teacups, Diane! Your new thrifted cabinet is the perfect display case for all your pretties.

cucki said...

woww i Love all your teacups!!
Such a pretty dish towel...
sending you hugs x

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

A great little display piece for sure and I really like how you just stacked some of the lone cups on top of each other -- I would have never thought of that!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Love your collection of pretty cups Diane.
Mis-matched china is a favourite of mine and I'm always on the lookout for flowery cups and saucers to mix and match!

I'm just back from France and slowly making my way around the traps again!
Shane ♥

Jeanne said...

Wow, that cabinet is really in nice shape. Nice find for a thrift shop. I love teapots but only have a few.

Christina said...

What a lovely collection!- and so nice they are on display so beautifully! I've started collecting but haven't gotten very far - nice tea cups are becoming more difficult to find! I'm so jealous! LOL

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

Oh I love tea cups!!! When I can afford to start collecting again after I get done in the house what I want I would like to start getting some really pretty tea cups and small spoons I love as well. Love your collection and that cabinet too! :)

Vee said...

Lovely place to display your pretties. Lovely gift in the mail...

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a great find, perfect for all your pretty teacups and treasures. The tea cup towel is adorable!

Melissa Bo said...

Love your Collections! =)
And your Curio cabinet is lovely!

Thanks for stopping by!
Melissa

Trace4J said...

Love those tea cups and your fine collection.
We use our tea cups for sugar and flour.
Ice cream and yogurt. :)
Woolie Hugs

P.s isn't Thrifting so fun!?!

Trace4J said...

Love those tea cups and your fine collection.
We use our tea cups for sugar and flour.
Ice cream and yogurt. :)
Woolie Hugs

P.s isn't Thrifting so fun!?!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Lovely tea cup collection and a very pretty display cabinet, I'll have tea please! Deb

GardenOfDaisies said...

I LOVE all your mismatched teacups and saucers! I went to a tea shop once, where they had made all the overhead lighting from mismatched teacups. They were the prettiest chandeliers I have ever seen!

Susie said...

You could drink your tea from a new cup every day. I love your collection of figurines too. xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

What a fun collection, Diane. That is a great little curio cabinet, too! xo Diana

Kat Griffin said...

I like your display and all the tea cups is so interesting. Nice find. Thanks for sharing how it looks all set up for decor in you happy home.
Kat-

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

What a beautiful collection of tea cups.TFS.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a wonderful way to display your pretty cups and saucers! Thanks for the comment about my washi tape. Craft stores with coupons are a great place to buy them, Michaels, Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's. The prettiest ones have come from Scrapbook stores! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the little cabinet and you have filled it with charm! I have reduced my collection of teacups but I still love them!! Thanks for sharing at TTF this week.

hugs,
Linda

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

What a sweet collection of vintage cups/saucers. I hesitate to put orphan teacups in my booth, but this post make me think I should! Thanks for enlightening me!

Lila Rostenberg said...

Wonderful little cabinet! I like your red sofas too!!!!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Love the tea towel and spotted just the perfect tea cup for myself...(top right corner).
I'll have some Earl Grey please, no lemon or cream, just a little spoon of sugar...

DogsMom said...

What a beautiful display!
I have a soft spot for orphaned Salt or pepper shakers.

cynthia lee designs said...

What a great cabinet to display your treasures in.
hugs,
Cindy

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love your cabinet and the teacups. And what a pretty room it is in...I love your sofoas!

Kalyan Panja said...

simply beautiful...lovely!

Icy BC said...

Beautiful collections of figurines and tea cups! I love the look of that cabinet too!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello from Michigan. I am back for a short time and could not resist telling you how much I TRULY LOVE your new wee antique display case for your lovely collections... I would LOVE to find something similar.. Your post cards are very pretty indeed. Hugs Judy

Ivy and Elephants said...

Such beautiful sets! I love that you have a collector's cabinet for your pretties. Lovely!
Hugs,
Patti

Leave It To Davis said...

Your hubby must be a saint! Mine would tell me not to bring another cup and saucer into the house. lol

Terri said...

Oh I love your teacup sets- so pretty. I only have two because I have no where to put more. The cabinet you found is gorgeous!

Angel Allen said...

Hi
You've been featured at Sew Crafty Angel today.
Angel

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

LOVE all your tea cups!! And I adore The curio cabinet and where you placed it to display all your beautiful treasures!!

So pretty!!

Hugs,
Deb

Jann Olson said...

Diane, the cabinet is perfect and I adore your collection. The little gift certainly is perfect! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann