Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Teacup Tuesday and what not

It is tea cup Tuesday here: http://www.marthasfavorites.com/2010/05/tea-cup-tuesday-no-12.html Quite a while back I purchased these cups below from Rosanna, in Seattle Wa. I took this pic with my webcam camera so beware!

They arrived in this nifty box!

Now they sit atop my mantel area here:

I love these cups because they are dishwasher safe and microwavable (not that I have a dishwasher!)

I also like them because they are super colorful and hold a lot!

So I am sharing these for Tea cup Tuesday. Also, a blogger somewhere told us about the book below and I have found it to be lots of fun!

One thing she mentioned is that if you have old plates that you are afraid of eating off of---perhaps you don't want to damage them or you are afraid of lead..........

Then you can place a glass plate on top and still see the plate underneath! I have seen people use this for paper plates, but hadn't thought about using it on top of real plates. I like this---then I don't have to fear the lead content!


  1. Hello & Happy Teacup Tuesday :) These are very colorful & cheerful cups you have shown us today :) I love your fireplace & mantle! Thanks for sharing these with us today. Have a wonderful "Teacup" day!

    Warmest, Brenda

  2. Hi Kim! Oh, what pretty little tea cups! Love all the sweet designs and colors.
    You know what? I have an entire collection of those Currier and Ives dishes! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Dear NannyKim, Your cups are so cheery and colorful which lifts my spirits. Sipping a beverage from these would be pleasant. May you have a sweet week and God Bless,

  4. Not only am I loving your little whimsy tea cups, but also your living room...especially that aluminum tray with the red handles...Yeah, I saw it..lol Have a great week.


  5. Now that is a great tip about the older plates!!

    Such pretty teacups you have shared with us here today!!


  6. Your tea cup set is really pretty! Thank you so much for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday. I enjoyed my visit.

  7. Hi NannyKim!!
    What a pair of cute cups! And they mix and match so nicely!
    I love the idea of putting a clear glass plate over the vintage ones!! Very clever! Will have to look for that book too!
    Your massive fireplace is so impressive and sure gives you lots of room for displays!!
    Hope to see you next week!

  8. What gorgeous teacups! So very cheery :)


  9. I just love your teacups! The color combination s are wonderful. Have a wonderful Tuesday~ Theresa

  10. Your teacups are just so cute and whimsical - I love them. They make me smile.

    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Lovely cups and saucers and lovely room! And those cups sure do hold quite a bit of tea (or coffee if you prefer). Your home is so serene....your blog delightful...I'm happy you're here!

  12. Lovely teacups! Thanks for sharing the tip about using a glass plate on the old china. I never thought of that. BTW....thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting about your son's job searching. I hope he lands one soon too. good luck and I'll keep him in my prayers as well.

  13. Great tip on the plates, Kim. I love your teacups. They are colorful, beautiful and bright....Christine

  14. Hello Kim
    Thanks for your visit today! Unfortunately I do not know the recipe for coco the Victorians would have made..
    Your teacups are lovely!

  15. I just adore your tea cups!! They are sweet!

  16. The blue and white plates by Currier and Ives on your walls are the very pattern and company plates we grew up with as daily tableware in our home. I have some hanging on the walls of our home for sentimental reasons, but if I had the whole set I would use them daily! Lovely tea cups~

  17. My I've enjoyed your teacup Tuesday Post!~ Those teacups are just so pretty!

    Please also feel most welcome to pop by to visit my 31st,'Tuesday Tea For Two' and my 22nd, 'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee' blog tea parties @ The Plumed Pen..,

    Cheers ans hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

  18. Hello...wow..What charming beauties..they are truly gorgeous tea cups!! Love them! beautiful photos..! Happy tea-time! And thanks for sharing your beautiful swan memory with me..magical and wonderful!!Much appreciated!
    Have a sparkling evening!


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