Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tuesday's Teacup

Today is Teacup Tuesday and Kim from Shabby Pink and Pretty has a list of gals who are participating.

This teacup is from a Nortake China set that belonged to my hubby's aunt. She gave this teacup to my daughter. The pattern is Lauritz. I think it is interesting that the cup was actually made in Japan, but on the back it say "U.S. Design Pat applied for".

My dear hubby's aunt has been such a blessing to our family. She never had any children of her own, but she became kind of a grandma to my children. We always enjoyed doing things together and she was always so much fun to be with. She is 93 years old now and her memory is failing, but she still knows who we are :-)

Check out Kim's blog and visit the other wonderful teacup offerings today!

15 comments:

ceekay said...

That is a lovely teacup. I have an aunt who also never had any children...I have been very close to her also. It is so nice to have family pieces isn't it?

Nicole said...

Very pretty cup! My daughter used to host a Mother's Day Tea where all the ladies would bring a wrapped tea cup to trade. It was so much fun!

bettyp said...

How wonderful that you share your life with your old Aunt !! God is Smiling on you!!
bp

Allie said...

How pretty is that! I have ONE teacup, yep, one. It belonged to my grandmother on my first dad's side. She died when I was six, and my aunt saved it for me.

blushing rose said...

It is wonderful to have special pieces in ones home that will bring a smile & blessed treasured moment of that person ... I am surrounded with memories & love each item. Love the teacup. TTFN ~Marydon

andsewon said...

Very pretty. A sweet treasure for your daughter. I too had Great Aunt Mary and my paternal Aunt Alma who had no children. I was honored to be given the wonderful family treasures from them along with love.
I posted too abit late!!!;-)
I am playing catch up today and not having much luck!! No really I have a(small) project ready to finish on sewing machine!!YES!

Crispy said...

Very pretty cup and what a wonderful Aunty you had.

Crispy

Pat said...

I like that teacup....how nice that your daughter was given that by your aunt.

Shirleymac said...

Lovely. I should start to do Tuesay teacup too, although I only have about 6 or so. My sister offered to let me have about 6 more that were my mom's but I had no safe way to get them home on the airplane. The ones I have are from my husband's grandmother.

Julia said...

Beautiful. You ladies who are picturing your gorgeous tea cups inspired me to picture some of my beautiful vintage linens, etc... Check out my newest post.

Shabby Kim said...

Lovely teacup Jocelyn. The pattern is so pretty and I love the soft shades of blue and yellow. You are very lucky to have such a beautiful teacup in your collection.

kwiltmakr said...

What a beautiful tea cup and I know Auntie is even more beautiful. Congrats on your win from
Ideas and Inspirations. I am so happy for you.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your Aunt sounds very special. Noritake make some lovely CHina.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

What a sweet story and such a beautiful cup!
Valerie

Dawn said...

This teacup set is beautiful, I love the colors!