Hello & welcome to the very first Teatime Tuesday! Hosted by the very talented & even nicer, Barb from Grits & Glamour . I have a passion for teacups, teapots & I recently bought a cabinet just to house my collection so I'm really excited about this new meme. I'll feature the glass-fronted cabinet that houses my collection in a future Met Monday.
For this, my first post on Teatime Tuesday's, I wanted to showcase the ones dearest to my heart....and they are not even mine. Every year, for Caralyn's birthday, I gift her w/ a vintage, very special teacup...she's 3 now so she has 3. So this will also serve as my 3 or More Tuesday post...hosted by Tam @ The Gypsy's Corner.
I will give Caralyn a new teacup every year, until her 13th birthday, when I will give her a teapot. I have to admit that this was one of my better ideas & how glad I am, that I thought of it before her first birthday! For now her teacups are kept @ Honey's for safekeeping...besides, this is where all the teaparties are held. ;o) This stack is her's.
This one was the first. I had originally planned on giving all cherub-themed ones but they are harder to come by than I thought & who knows if Caralyn will even have a thing for cherubs so now I just concentrate on buying her the most special one I can find. This one is made by lefton .... I am a big collector of their china objects so I thought it was fitting.
The one given to her on her second birthday is made in Bavaria, is numbered & is covered in lovely pink roses.
I think this blue one is the most beautiful teacup I have ever seen but Caralyn has put in a request thsi year for one that is pink...."all pink". She wants it "pink like the blue". It's Foley bone china in the Tulip pattern.
She was having a sleepover when I was taking the pictures & wanted to pose w/ them. She's so beautiful & has such a strong sense of self...& it gives her a magnetic personality. Even total strangers can't take their eyes off her.