Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It's my first TEACUP TUESDAY!

Thank you to Martha and Terri for hosting TEACUP TUESDAY! Of course I DO enjoy Tuesdays . . . and LOVE Teacups so what a perfect combination!
My featured teacup is an Eggshell Nautilus PRISCILLA pattern by the Homer Laughlin China Company. I inherited a small collection from my Grandma Lena about 40 years ago and it brings back fond memories of staying over at her house with my 1 year younger brother Bob!
Over the years I've completed a service for 12 with all the side pieces including a teapot, coffee pot, water pitcher, gravy boat, creamer, sugar etc.

The creamy highly glazed porcelain has gold rims and small sprays of flowers and the larger pieces have bigger bouquets! The teacup bottoms have the HOUSEHOLD INSTITUTE Priscilla mark in 24k gold and the saucer has Eggshell Nautilus USA with a shell motif and Homer Laughlin HL marking in green.
This pattern was manufactured from the 1930's - 50's and I think its the sweetest!

Lynn

11 comments:

  1. Hi Lynn,
    What a lovely collection of Homer Laughlin. So pretty and delicate.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  2. Hi Lynn!

    What a beautiful china set! And thefact that it holds fond memories is even better!

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  3. Hi Lynn...what a super beautiful set! And so special..sooo pretty!Gorgeous post..charming tea!! yay..glad you have joined the tea party..I am new to it too..and it is fun!
    Happy tea time..
    Kiki~

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  4. Thanks so much for visiting my blog on tea cup Tuesday. I really know I am going to enjoy this new adventure. Your tea set is so beautiful. I think during the 30's they made the most lovely things - everything takes on a sweetness. Should you find out what my tiny set is called I would love to know. Have a lovely rest of the week.

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  5. Hi Lynn,
    it was my first tea cup tuesday as well and I'm so happy I've decided to participate so that i could get to meet wonderful bloggers like you.
    love your homer laughlin teaset. It's so elegant and chic. Wish it were mine *sigh*
    have a great tuesday evening
    warmely
    rita

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  6. Hello Lynn! Your teacup is so pretty. So glad you shared it! Also, thanks so much for Following my blog! I'll follow yours, too! This is so much fun. Take care! Come and visit and comment often! Love having visitors. Sincerely, Susan

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  7. You are right Lynn, it is the sweetest pattern, and how special that it came from your family!
    How wonderful that you have the entire set now!
    Thank you for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday, we are delighted to visit you!

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  8. Hello Again, To put the Tea Cup Tuesday button on your blog I think : ) that you right click on it and do a "Save As" in the list of options that appears. Save it on your Desktop. Then go back to your blog, go to your dashboard and choose edit layout. then choose to Add A Gadget from the bar on the right. Then scroll down in the window that appears and choose Add a Picture. Then look in the drop down file for Desktop and click on the button you saved.
    Gosh, I hope I said that all correctly. Let me know if that works. I am still learning all this. I will keep my fingers crossed!

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  9. Your Homer Laughlin is beautiful. For some reason I am always drawn to Homer Laughlin when I see it in an antique store, its funny I will always pick up a dish and it is always Homer L.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful dishes and thank you for stopping by.

    Ginger

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  10. Hi: Thank you so much for being a part of our Tea Cup Tuesday. Your Homer Lauglin is stunning. My mother also collected Homer Laughlin. My younger daughter inherited it from her Grandmother. I can't wait to see what you are going to share next week. Blessings, Martha

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  11. Ohhh just stunning! Absolutely love your HL set! What a treasure!The table must look divine set for 12... sigh... just beautiful!
    Lou xx

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