Thursday, July 2, 2015

Looking for teacups in Henderson




While in Henderson Tuesday I stopped by my favorite little rinky-dink thrift store. Rinky-dink it is, but I always find something special there. On this day however, nothing caught my eye. Glancing through the last rack of skirts, I noticed something on the floor under the rack. Raking it out with my foot I'm thinking, this looks right pretty...is this skirt not totally me, up one side and down the other??


The green price tag was marked $2.99. But wait, the sign on the front door said, "all green tags, 50% off today". Wow! Just my style and only $1.50. I drove home feeling pretty smug. 

I have been searching searching searching for pretty teacups and saucers and seriously, there are none to be found in the thrift stores around here. Could it be that folks here aren't tea drinkers? Well, except for those big sixteen ounce tea glasses filled with ice and that Southern sweet tea which is a must with a meal! 

My daughter Lynn loves tea and at one time had a collection of beautiful teacups. Each of her four children, boys included, had their own pretty teacup and saucer. Late afternoon, Lynn would sit down with the children and they all would have tea. Now that the boys are grown I wonder if they ever think about those afternoon tea parties with their mother. I wonder if the boys would even drink a cup of tea now.



The old sugar bowl, center top, is from my Mother's set of china. It's all I have. Anyhow, I do enjoy one cup of tea in the afternoon. Tea with honey. I use the same tea stained teacup and saucer day in and day out. Have you seen Granny Marigold's teacup collection over at grannymarigold.blogspot.com. Have you seen Deb's teacups over at  justcats-deb.blogspot.com...well they put my little teacup to shame. :) I love their teacups!



Looking into my little cupboard today I was surprised to find a teacup or two...sitting right there in front of my eyes. 

Not too sure if I am happy with this post but Poppy is waiting for the computer. Thank you for visiting.

Love,
Henny



15 comments:

  1. You do have some pretty tea-cups tucked away in that vintage cupboard. If I was visiting I would have to stop and have a peak inside. :) Your grands will certainly remember tea with their mom. Those are the times when mom`s attention is there without outside interruptions. I bet they loved those times; even the boys. Thanks for the shout-out. :) Hugs, Deb

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  2. I had two little blue teacups that my youngest daughter and I often had tea in the afternoon. When she was visiting years ago, I was cleaning out cupboards and she asked if she could have the old little teacups. I was so happy they meant something to her. Will be visiting the blogs you mentioned.

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  3. What a pretty and varied collection you have. It's always fun to search out the perfect addition. Sometimes when you go looking for a particular pattern of tea cup you get a unhappy surprise. I bought at an auction a sugar and creamer----Havilland china in the autumn leaves pattern. I just love the pattern orange, yellow, and green leaves the edges decorated with gold. But more than that was the shape----sort of a flattened round shape. I said at that time that if I ever found a tea cup and saucer of that pattern I would get it. Well, several years later I did find the tea cup and saucer and was sadly disappointed ------ just a regular tea cup shape-----nothing special . Guess it's just as well-----I always use mugs for drinking and really don't have space for a tea cup and saucer anyway. So it goes.

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  4. Hi Henny!! Thanks for the 'plug' for my blog. I love getting new visitors. I also love your new skirt and as one who adores a bargain, well, 1.50 would sure make my day.Are you busy planning anything special for the 4th? Our BBQ yesterday was great except that the humidex was so high we almost expired in the shade! We sure are hoping for some rain.

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  5. Oh yes that skirt is you! A white blouse and a hat with flowers and you are all set! I used to like hot tea with a bit of sugar...still do if I am really cold. Funny I don't like cold tea...at all:)

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  6. I love the idea of tea and pretty teacups. I even have some and also a small collection of tea pots. Yet I seldom use them. Tea doesn't happen much here.
    I love your pretty things.

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  7. I love your tea cups and china, especially the rose and blue colours. Very pretty. x

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  8. You need to look in antique shops as china is not an item that sells well.

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  9. I loved the teacup with the birds, a real delight. I am impressed with your bargain at the thrift store $1.50 for skirt is a real find. Have a great weekend.

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  10. I don't drink tea any more, just coffee, but I still like teacups. I've used some to make candles.

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  11. Well done with that skirt ! today I am wearing a top from a charity shop, it's cut on the bias and dips down at the front and back, it's really nice, it was on the floor of the shop, I picked it up and asked how much it would be because it had been on the floor - 20p. That was a bargain.

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  12. I like the bird teacup. I usually drink my tea out of a mug but every Sunday morning I use a teacup and it sort of makes Sunday mornings special.
    Yes, that skirt is "you"! And a bargain, too.

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  13. Yes, that skirt is definitely you:) A bargain as well, that makes it even better! I have some odds and sods of tea cups, but don't use them, or rarely. I drink quite a bit of tea when it is cooler, but like it in a mug.

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  14. Yes, that skirt is definitely you:) A bargain as well, that makes it even better! I have some odds and sods of tea cups, but don't use them, or rarely. I drink quite a bit of tea when it is cooler, but like it in a mug.

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  15. Hi HennyPenny, Love that skirt you found!! What a great find. I love tea cups too but usually find myself drinking it out of a mug!! Why??? Enjoy your 4th! Nancy

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