Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Teacup Tuesday #1 - Pastel Flowers


I am still mourning the end of Mugshot Monday, but lo! Risen from the ashes is a new series, bringing forth another of my collections: Teacup Tuesday!

I simply adore vintage china and sometimes there is nothing better than sitting down with some cake and tea in a proper teacup, with saucer. It harks back to yesteryear and gently forces one to slow down, relax and enjoy the moment - you can't sling a teacup about; much too dainty! I try to incorporate mindfulness into every day and I love how the ritual of pouring and drinking tea from dedicated apparatus allows you to really focus on the pleasure of the moment. 

As with my mugs, I don't like things to be too matching, so I only have one of each teacup, which I have found over the years in charity shops, car boot sales, junk shops, and all over the place.

My first teacup is a delicate, pastel hued cup and saucer made by Sadler Wellington. The company was founded in 1882 and went into receivership over a hundred years later, in 2000. What a shame that a company with so much history should have to close. They were taken over by Churchill China, who bought the brand name, design and archives.*







Isn't she pretty? The floral design is so sweet and I love the gold edges.

Time for a nice, civilised cup of tea!

xx

* Info sourced from www.thepotteries.org


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6 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so glad this theme is still alive, now with added teacups! This is such a beautiful one to start with as well! Lisa xx
    (@cthulhuwakes)

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    1. So glad my silly series are appreciated! xx

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  2. I love the tea cup, I collect more mugs then actual tea cups but I do have one or two beauties. I wish I had reasons to throw tea parties, I guess I could just for the sake of having a tea party! This may be frowned upon but Ive always wanted to learn how to make home made candles in tea cups. They are adorable and functional decor.

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    1. I've thought about teacup candles too, as some of my teacups are too delicate to be used to drink from any more. And heck yes - throw a tea party! Even if just for you! I often get my teapot and a teacup out and have a little party for one!

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  3. Oh I love this new post series idea! I love love teacups and this one is just beautiful. Can't wait to see more!

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    1. Yay! Teacups are ace - I always feel so fancy using them! xo

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