Haven't put the kettle on to boil yet, but it will probably be a Lady Grey day today, or possibly matcha tea with cream and honey..........
I organized a teacup swap not too long ago, and here are some of the fabulous cups. If you participated and received your teacup, add a link in the comments, so we can visit and see what you got!!!!
I had two partners, one of whom is blogless, so I will show hers here - she already received it, so I won't be spoiling any surprise!!
Lori wanted a more sturdy teacup (her words) , so I found her a cool diner ware cup and saucer. I actually went back later and bought the other one (there were 2 in the antique shop) for myself!! She researched it- Syracuse China - might possibly be "trainware", but was unable to find the exact pattern. I included this little box- it has teabags, a book on blending teas, and a tiny infuser.
Lori sent me a gorgeous Occupied Japan cup and saucer, with some Republic of Tea tea, and a sugar stirrer. The teacup is in flawless condition for its age- I have already used it!!!!!Thanks, Lori, for being able to part with it!!!
Two blog-less friends of mine, Lennie and Teresa, ended up being swap partners. This is what Lennie sent to Teresa:
Here's what Teresa sent to Lennie-equally gorgeous!
And, if you haven't already seen enough teacups.................
This is a English teacup( one of 2 different ones) I scored on eBay, with some drip catchers I bought from Donna of My Cup of Tea. Oh, and see the cute little card she made with a teabag in it!!! Donna has a blog- I'll look for the link and add it - if anyone is interested in those little cute little drip catchers!!!! They fit right on the teapot spout and are washable.
Last, I found the perfect little apron to serve tea to my guests in!! I collect (and wear) aprons - and this adorable 1930's one was in the antique shop, in the bottom of a basket, for $4 !!!!! I don't think the stitches, or fabric, will hold up to machine washing, so this won't get worn too often, but I love it!!!!
(All of the photos can be clicked on for a closer look.)
Thank you to all who "played" in the teacup swap!! It was fun!!!
To visit more Tea on Tuesday partiers, drop in on Patty and Kimmie for a list!
Feel free to join us every Tuesday- what is in YOUR teacup this morning?????