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A few years ago when Fisherhubby's grandma moved to her permanent home in Heaven, each of her grandchildren, including the in-laws like me, had the privilege of choosing one of her small treasures to keep as a memory of her.
I chose two small, delicate, dainty cups and saucers. They feel right at home in my antique cabinet with all my OTHER vintage tea thingies.
Fishserhubby chose this. It is a decorated empty egg shell. It reminds me of the egg with feet cartoon strip character who was afraid to hatch the rest of the way. (Who remembers what that egg's name was and which cartoon strip he was in?)
The stand is a small, metal, chicken claw egg cup.
I couldn't believe this was hubby's choice. Evidently he had always loved looking at it as a child, so it holds special memories for him.
It doesn't exactly "blend" with the fancy tea cups, but they all seem to be getting along quite well in the cabinet.
These two pictures are just to show size. The tea cup in the background of each picture is standard size.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
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I don't think I ever saw the egg cartoon.
Ohhh, I love the little blue cup and saucer. Cool color! That claw foot is so funny. I bet a little kid would get a kick out of that! This was a fun post, thanks for sharing!
i love your china tea cups :)
To each his own. Different strokes for different folks. Me - tea cup. But I can understand why your hubby would choose the claw and egg.
Those tea cups are beautiful. I can see why you would choose them.
Don't remember the cartoon you talked about.
I remember the egg but I can't find any clips or pics of it. All I remember is Eggbert the brainy egg. Did the shy egg hang with him?
I think I would just stare at the egg/claw thingy and shake my head.
I got to hold the egg cup with the chicken feet. I loved it! Just loved it. I would have totally taken that as my treasure...just enough wit to go along with function :)
The tea cups are lovely, too. It's so wonderful that you were able to choose a few items to take home.
I do remember the cartoon, but I can't remember the name of him.
Kristin - The Goat
The teacups are such lovely colors!
LOve the cups, but really LOVE that egg holder! To cute. If I recall correctly it was on foghorn leghorn, a little sidekick that wouldnt break outta his shell? I do know what you are talking about though, taking a guess at where Ive seen it.
Great treasures! Thanks for linking sweet friend!HUGS!
The teacups are so pretty. And the egg is so funny! But as others have said, I can see a boy being fascinated by it. It is good that you DH was able to take something with memories.
Not sure How I managed to make my post annoymous, but it was me!
Love the teacup sets!
The coffee cups are lovely, but I can also understand why the egg fascinated your DH as a child.
THe egg cup is too cute! And the colors of the tea cup/saucers are so pretty!
Lovely tiny tea cups...the painted egg is wonderful-really unique. I'm reading the Song of Ice and Fire books by George RR Martin and all I could think of when I saw that egg was: dinosaur egg! :)
Well, that egg cup really does look like something that a little boy would be transfixed with! I can see why fisherhubby chose it. The tea cups are so sweet, and such pretty colors too!
The teacups are cute and that egg is...um, a conversation piece!
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Oh... how very very special that egg holder and egg must be. He must have wonderful memories.
Your teacups are charming. You DID sorta have coffee ready for my visit. Well, empty tea cups.
Love the teacups. The egg is pretty too. The claw-holder is pretty funny!
Those tea cups are lovely. How nice that you were the recipient of such lovely things.
The egg and holder are another story. Sorry...., one of your comments said, "...um, a conversation piece." Yep! That's it. You need to give it a name.
Lovely tea cups, how great the family got to keep some for keepsakes...loved the egg too!!
Have a great weekend and a wonderful VTT!
Love your tea cups. I used to collect tea cups don't know why I stopped.
Love your teacups. I have a very healthy collection myself. I'm just getting around to visiting the VTT blogs. It's always so fun to see what everyone is showing.
I can see that little cartoon bird, was he a vulture baby? ALso, the tea cups, I love the sweet colors! I think it ios neat your husband wanted to share something too!
Ha more tea cups I love to look at them, Keetha.
Thats really an unusual egg holder!
Your teacups are pretty! :)
The egg character was Sheldon -- from a comic strip by Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield. The strip took place on a farm, but I can't remember its name.
Does that help? :-)
Ah yes. Wikipedia tells me it was called "U.S. Acres." it appeared in the C-T for a while when I lived in Marion.
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