Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Guess What Day It Is?

That's right, it's Teacup Tuesday! I have neglected it for the past few weeks, what with one thing and another. Since I have just come back from visiting my mother, I decided I would showcase some of her beautiful china for a couple of weeks. This cup is made from glass and gilded. The photo doesn't really do justice to the lovely teal green of the glass. The spoon is gilded to match.
My parents bought this set in the south of France early in their marriage (this was long before they emigrated to the States).

As you can see from the shape of the pot, it is actually a coffee service, but I like it very much. When I was a little girl I thought it was the most glamorous thing I could imagine! The set is handpainted; Mum says they bought it from the artisan who made it. She said it cost more on the duty to bring it from France to England than the actual set cost!


  1. Oh, my! What a treasure! The whole set is amazing.The painted teal glass just sparkles. Lovely! Happy Tea Day!

  2. What a special treasure and heirloom you have...thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow! Stunning! I love it. I have one cup like that. It is valued at $250. I can just imagine what that set would go for. Just breathe taking. Welcome back and please, share again, we missed you. Blessings, Martha

  4. This is truly unusual. From the teal glass to the lovely hand painted flowers. What a family heirloom!
    Thank you so much for showing it to us today.