Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tea Cup Party~Mosaic Monday


My goal today was to tidy up the tea cups so that I could actually have a cup of tea without pawing through everything to find the matching saucer. Then I had a little brainstrom wondering if I could find tea cups that matched flower photos I've taken this summer. My only success was with the astilbe and the rose. Other than that, it is hodge-podge all over the place.

It's back to sorting and matching and readjusting storage space for me...


Linking to Mary at Little Red House. Wonder if Mary's still in Bunny's Garden?

Love Vee

46 comments:

  1. What lovely photos of those lovely cups. Are there any Maine blueberry scones in the forecast? xo,

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  2. You have some very beautiful teacups. I bought an incredibly thin cup sans saucer when I was on vacation. The shop was hot and crowded, and I never could find the saucer...but only paid change for the cup! I love it in spite of it's self!

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  3. I love tea cups and you have some lovelies! I have to hold myself back from buying more...
    There is something soothing about tea cups and saucers!...

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  4. Vee,
    What lovelies! My favorite is the pale yellow with the gold design on it, and then the pale white/pink ones behind it, also with gold design.
    Which one to use???

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  5. You have a very pretty teacup collection, Vee, and they make a beautiful mosaic.

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  6. Beautiful collection of teacups. Your mosaic and photos are lovely.

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  7. Lovely teacups and beautiful snaps. I love the creative mosaic. Lovely post.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  8. Oh what lovely teacups and a beautiful mosaic. V

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  9. I've always loved tea, and drinking it from a beautiful teacup only makes it better! You have a lovely collection!

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  10. I do love tea cups and you have a beautiful collection. Have fun sorting! :D :D

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  11. Beautiful mosaics and what delicate teacups!!! Wishing you will! Cathy

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  12. What a beautiful collection! So pretty! The mosaic is just lovely.

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  13. They are all so beautiful! I love all of the details, especially the gold rims and bands around so many of them! Wish cup will be mine when I come for tea? ♥

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  14. Oh goodness, Vee! What a beautiful tea cup collection you have. I'll take mine with two lumps and some lemon, thank you! :)
    xoxo

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  15. Well Vee, you have lots of pretty teacups and come on, admit it, you had fun playing with them didn't you? The little girl in all of us can come out when there's fun things to do. :-)
    Judith

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  16. What a neat idea for a mosaic, it looks great. Enjoy your week.

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  17. Such a beautiful collection! The teacup on the middle/right looks almost identical to my grandmas dishes!

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  18. So pretty...is the one in the back an Ivy design or shamrocks? We have one with Shamrocks on it but they are randomly placed around the cup....

    Very nice collection!

    Deanna

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  19. I love all of your tea cups. They are so pretty. I also love mixing and matching china (especially when I mosaic), so I would count it as a blessing if I couldn't match the saucer to the cup!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  20. You have a lovely gathering of teacups and saucers. So inviting --- and I see acouple I have that match! We should get together for a tea party sometime!!!!!

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  21. What a great collection you have. There's nothing better than a cup of tea from a china tea cup. Loved your mosaic. That was a nice idea to match the flowers in your garden with the flowers on the teacups.

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  22. Great Monday mosaic...and a fine collection of teacups! When are you serving tea?

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  23. I love your framing abilities!
    I think I have the matching pancake platter and syrup pitcher for your violet t-cup!

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  24. You are just so clever...taking a beautiful collection of cups and saucers and turning them into a unique and most attractive mosaic. I would be curious to know if you used a program like Picnik to set it up. However you did it, it is absolutely stunning. A real keeper. Genie

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  25. That's a beautiful collection of teacups! You can use a different one every day of the week and then some. The one in the back with the roses reminds me of some my grandmother had. I was often served a cup of tea when visiting her. Your mosaic of teacups was a great idea.

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  26. Oh I love your teacups and mosaic. Gorgeous.Have a nice day.

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  27. Hi Vee!

    Love your cups & saucers! It's so special to have a cup of tea from a beautiful cup. It just tastes better!

    Hope you are well and enjoying this summer! Hugs, Sherry

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  28. Vee,
    Your teacups are wonderful. I sold so many of mine when we moved to a smaller home. Now I am carefully recollecting. The mosaic is wonderful.
    Hope we have another great week!
    Carol

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  29. They do like flowers from a garden when put together like that...pretty!

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  30. Vee, These cup and saucer sets are beautiful! When I had my store (many years ago), the vintage teacups were one of my best sellers. I would always ask my customers how they displayed them. It tickled me that they seemed to feel that they had found a treasure when they would see them on the rack on the wall. Yours are treasure worthy and made me smile.

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  31. Vee,
    Your teacups are beautiful, and I love your mosaic. So many beautiful teacups. I wonder what it is about this vessel that mesmerizes us so. I just love to look at them. I have a collection that sit on the shelves of a curio shelving in my kitchen.

    Happy Monday.

    Karen

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  32. Good Morning Friend

    Just back from vacation and I should be getting ready for work - but wanted to pop by and see what you've been up to:)

    Love the new look and your header photo. The tea cups are beautiful - and look at you always thinking - trying to match them up with flower photos!

    That afghan looks comfy cozy and ready for fall - mmm.

    Well - I really should dash and try to do something with this hair of mine:)

    Enjoy your week!
    Leann

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  33. Oh, I love your collection of tea cups - so delicate! I wish you a blessed week.

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  34. VERY PRETTY!! I also like the new look here. Smiles and Blessings

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  35. Your teacups are so pretty! I love to mix and match patterns too - I think that would work well for your cups and saucers since they all coordinate so beautifully together. Have fun playing with them!

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  36. I have some lovely cups and matching saucers from when I collected them. I also inherited a beautiful tea pot from my grandmother (through my Aunt) - in china and in the style of the cups and saucers but not a matching pattern. The tea pot matches and sugar and creamer my grandmother gave me long ago. And they do match the pattern exactly of the tea pot.

    Right now they are all packed away. Sadly I have no where to display them.

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  37. Your tea cup collection is so pretty, it reminds me of springtime flowers.... love your mosaic.

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  38. Vee, you know I love teacups! You have a beautiful collection. Pamela

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  39. What a lovely collection of tea cups you have!

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  40. A tea cup with astilbe... that is the sweetest! Your collection is amazing, they are all just beautiful!!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  41. I had no idea you had a tea cup collection. O so much I don't know about Vee....:))
    Love your pretty mosaic.....

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  42. I think this just might be your prettiest mosaic ever!! You have a beautiful collection of tea cups. When you are done playing, I hope you are able to enjoy a cup of tea.

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  43. What a lovely mosaic!

    And pretty new blog-look and header too! I love the coolness of your blog look now. :-)

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  44. Vee this is beautiful. The cups are beautiful and your mosaic is very creative. Great job.
    QMM

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  45. Hi Vee, it's me again. You are the first person I thought of when I bought that lily - American Revolution. I thought you'd get a kick out of the name. No, it's not red, but a dark burgundy/purple shade. I'll post a pic of it soon. Hugs, Pamela

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  46. What a pretty collection of teacups. That yellow one on the left looks very familiar. I think my mother-in-law had one, and when she divided her teacups a few years ago, it was given to my daughter. I'll have to check next time I see her.

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