Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Teacup-a-Story

I'm participating in Gracious Hospitality's blogathon on tea-themed topics. This week's topic, the story of a favorite teacup and saucer, stumped me. I don't have one favorite. I have many favorites. They're all favorites, but in different ways. So, I picked one that I haven't blogged about before.

This lovely cup and saucer came to me as a gift from my sister, for my birthday a few years ago. I love the bold colors and the hand-painted details. Something about this set prompts me to be contemplative.

The cup and saucer remind me of my sister, too. She is both bold and contemplative, qualities I greatly admire.

10 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

A truly lovely teacup and such bold and vibrant colors! I love the design and the style. How neat that your sister gave it to you --- and that it reflects her personality. Very special!

Thank you for participating in the Gracious Hospital-i-Tea Blog-a-Thon!

LaTeaDah

Carrie said...

My, your handpainted teacup is quite lovely and striking. A very nice gift from your sister.

kathi said...

What a beautiful painted teacup, I tend to cherish the ones from loved ones the most...aren't sisters wonderful?

Kathi :)

Joyce said...

Very pretty to look at and love the colbalt with all the other colors. Bold indeed.

Linda said...

A very special teacup!

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I love it when teacups tell stories through their owners! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

You are awful sweet! I forgot just how beautiful that cup was...I will hopefully catch up with you later.
Keri

ellen b said...

That is very striking indeed! It's great that it can be a reminder of your sister to you. enjoy...

Pam said...

What a beautiful teacup! Is it made in occupied Japan? It has that look to me - very lovely!

Gina E. said...

It is certainly striking - very different to the usual porcelain and roses! It must be a talking point when you serve tea in it to your friends.