Friday, December 08, 2006

The Collection




These are pictures of some of the tea cups I've collected over the years. My grandmother gave me my first one when I was twelve. It was not long before she died, and she was giving away her stuff, although I didn't realize what was going on at the time. Since then, I have collected almost forty. Most of them have been gifts, but I have bought some unique ones myself.

I have a lot from England because a collection isn't complete without bone china from England, for whatever reason. I have cups from Italy, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, occupied Japan, China, Holland, Austria, Sweden, and a Limoges demitasse from France that sits in a sterling silver holder. Aside from the dragon cup from my grandmother, the Limoges may be my favorite.

13 comments:

dive said...

I love the tall, black one.
That must be a real pig to wash and dry.

Robyn said...

It does seem pretty impractical. But I don't use any of these anymore. They are all lines up on the ledge that is about ten feet up, so I can't get to them without a giant ladder. I don't think about the dust, so don't ask about how I clean up there.

dive said...

At that altitude, just pretend they're "self-cleaning".

Sassy Sundry said...

I love the tall one too.

My mom collects teacups. These are nice.

Stella said...

They're gorgeous and you're lucky you have a means of having them out so you can admire them whenever you look in that direction!

RICH said...

ok, who does the dusting of all these nice cute little cups?

Gina said...

I like teacup collections. Once I passed up buying a beautiful one with the plate, but I didn't and I have always regretted it.

Yours are very pretty, I like the strong blue one.

Robyn said...

I passed up buying a unique one with a cameo face at the bottom (there is a name for it which escapes me at the moment). I went back for it, and it was gone. I haven't been able to find any since.

Molly said...

What a coincidence -- my grandmother gave me a dragon teacup too! Is it the red one on the shelf in your middle photo? If so, we might have the same one. I should take a photo of mine and email it to you.

Robyn said...

Molly, the red one is kind of dragonish, but it's not the one from my grandmother. I got that one in an antique store in Marrietta, Georgia. I can't remember what day it is, but I know where I bought each cup.

I'll try to take a picture of the dragon cup and post it.

Old Knudsen said...

Dennis the menace and his catapult would love to come round for tea someday.

Anil P said...

Then you must visit India, It's a tea country, and the cups make for a good choice, especially down the ages as opposed to now.

Robyn said...

Anil P, ironically, I don't like tea very much. I've got coffee in my blood. Welcome, though.