Emma Bridgewater mugs are frequently the vessel of choice...
they are cheerful and sturdy and I can easily carry them around The Humble Bungalow.
But for serious tea time I use a bone china cup and saucer. Often if I feel that I need a bit of cheering up I'll choose a pretty one and sit in the living room with a magazine and savour the tea. It's rather like dressing up for a special occasion but it is a simple tea cup that elevates the experience.
A reader emailed me and requested that I show some more of the tea cups that I collect and she specifically asked to see the makers marks so I hope that you enjoy this post!
Tea and sandwich plate this was a gift from Mother.
Great for sweets too!
She gave me two of these tea cups and plates so that when she comes to tea we each have our own set.
I have never seen any of these for sale in the shops.
I think they are quite charming.
This was on of my grandmother's tea cups.
The cousins all chose one tea cup when she moved out of her home.
I think of her whenever I take tea using this pretty pink and gold one.
I cannot be sure who gave me this one but I think it was Mother.
It is so small that I rarely use it...I have a hunch that it is a demitasse and meant for strong coffee.
The lower two tea cups were a thrift shop find.
They were $6 each and I have had them for years.
I like to mix and match the tea cups when I host a tea or a shower.
I love lots of colour and the more decoration the merrier!
My favourite cups have lots of flowers painted in the bowl.
When finished sipping one can enjoy a lovely surprise before having another cup of tea!
With all these pretty cups in my midst I must pop the kettle on...
all this has made me terribly thirsty.
It's time for tea!
I'd like to think that you are joining me.
Hope you are enjoying a restful cuppa.
Until next time,