Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Tale of Two Teacups - Vintage Thingie Thursday

I have not been joining Vintage Thingie Thursday much at all for the past couple of years, mostly because I think I've already shown nearly all my vintage thingies.

The other day I realized that what I love MOST about vintage thingies is the tale that goes with them, so I thought I'd "revisit" my vintage thingies and share them with their tale.

If you are a long time VTT player, and if you've already seen all my stuff I apologize in advance for forcing you to re-view them.
Last summer while poking my nose around a cute little antique shop on a very hot July day in the northwoods of Wisconsin, I found this teacup.

It is so fine, the china so thin, that it feels like an egg shell.  It is translucent, nearly transparent.
Something about its delicate nature spoke to m.

I wondered who had owned it, how many tea parties had it seen, and most of all how it survived intact this long.

There was a set of 12 or so teacups in the case, but I decided to buy just one.

And this little princess of teas came home with me.
My friend Eloise, pronounced E-Lois, was with me that day.  She and I both stood there admiring the dainty cups and saucers.  We both marveled at their pristine condition.

I decided to buy - - - she did not, or so I thought.
Until my birthday arrived on December 30th and Eloise, pronounced E-Lois, gave me a gift.

Tucked inside that gift, in a soft bed of fluffy tissue paper, was a sister to my teacup.  "I thought you needed TWO" said Eloise, pronounced E-Lois, "I might want to come over and drink a cup of tea with you!"

Well, there's been no tea drinking from the cups as yet - - - instead they are gracing my buffet with their dainty little selves and - - -

Sometimes at night, they light my world.

Thanks Eloise, pronounced E-Lois, I just love my teacups!

Linking today to Vintage Thingie Thursday


Erin said...

Eloise is a sweet friend!

Marium said...

Wow, you are the queen of eclectic! What a great story. Now following you!

Charlotte Huffman said...

I used to do the "VTT" thing also but ran out of things to post about. I love to collect teacups.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a special teacup! I love the eggshell porcelain. And how much more special with your thoughtful friends gift. Happy VTT!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

That was a good story! I'm following you, too, love my library friends!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

The tea cups are lovely!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are so delicate and elegant! Perfect for the little tea lights. I sure love your little family of sheep, too! Stay warm my friend! said...

What a treasure - your friend, that is. The tea set is gorgeous too.


Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Keetha (I assume pronounced KEY- THA), she is a wonderful friend..always full of surprises for you! Such pretty cups!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those teacups! Beautiful with a tealight in them! hugs, Linda

Ellie said...

What a sweet tale indeed! I think you need to invite Eloise, pronounced E-Lois, over for tea sometime soon!

Keri said...

WHY do I have an urge to crush it?! What is wrong with me????

Ann in the UP said...


There's some Broyles blood in that girl!

Vidya Sury said...

I love the little sheep!