Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tea Cups


I have been wanting to collect a few miscellaneous teacups and saucers for Spenser's upcoming birthday party this year (well, actually not until November, but I like to get a head start on these things). I decided that each time I go thrifting, I would look for a set. Somehow yesterday I managed to find six!

They are all so dainty and darling. Some made in Japan. Some in China. One in England. I think I'm off to a good start!

18 comments:

kira said...

Great find! I've been slowly collecting them for my own daughter for her birthday next year (literally ... it's a year away). My friend gave me the idea of a teddy bear picnic or a little tea party and using those as the give-aways. Can't wait to see what you're going to do with them!

V and Co. said...

i absolutly loooove tea cups from second hand stores! very nice selection you got going there!

Emily said...

My favorite is the tiny set in the background!

Is this a tradition? Gifting tea sets for daughters?

kirsten said...

excellent finds! i tried finding these for my daughter's 6th birthday tea party, but there were none to be had that spring! lucky you!

Brenda said...

I saw 2 sets the other day at Goodwill if you're interested. I will get them for you, if there still available.

laeroport said...

very nice. I have a little tea cup collection of my own that came from my grandma's. I've been meaning to put up a display shelf for them for years - but then they would just need dusted, so in the cupboard they stay.

How is the sheet supply?
Cheers!
L

laeroport said...

If you can't figure it out, you might hit up michelle's husband. I am sure he has one of these in his collection.

laeroport said...

OKay, ignore that. I got my windows mixed up. That's what I get for multi-task blog reading -oooops!

miss chris said...

How I wish you were closer... I have a whole collection that my grandmother started for me as a little girl. I have about 10 cup/saucer sets! (You've got a great start though... )

Diane said...

Six cups and saucers in one trip may just be a record! Very nice. I started a pink and green teacup collection about 6 years ago. It's a great feeling when you find just the right cup to add to your collection. I try to have an annual tea with girlfriends. It gives us the perfect excuse to wear pearls and cameos.

TinkerBlue said...

Ooh a tea party. I used to love having them. Still do. I have teacups from Mexico, England and Japan that I've collected over the years.

Maybe my girlfriends and I need a nice Sunday afternoon teaparty.

Liz said...

I inherited my grandma's collection. It is fun to have all of them. Good luck on building your collection.

hooli said...

Are you kidding me! I want to be invited. Such a great idea.

Tori said...

Oh those are so sweet! Good thing that your getting started early, that's the key to success I think!

Little Munchkins said...

Very nice! Good on you for planning early.

Melanie said...

Lovely find- beautiful china! One day I'll find the right china cabinet and unpack the trunks.

Welol done with the skirt find too- hope you had lots of fun with your company.

Chantal said...

Hey Ladies, I'm new to blogging mixed with crafting, but I just posted another great idea of what to do with all those beautiful plates.
http://whatthecraft.blogspot.com/
No tutorial, just pictures of a completed project.
Lera, I always love seeing your ideas, cute tea cups!

amandajean said...

those remind me of my grandma