Monday, September 6, 2010

~TEACUP TUESDAY~
A Dear Friends Gift

Greetings to all the Teacup lovers visiting for another Teacup Tuesday!
Thanks go to sweet MARTHA and sweet TERRI for hosting this weekly Tea party! Click on either of their names to be wisked off to see more pretty teacups 'n' things :-)
A couple weeks ago I received a note from a very dear lady whom I met as an ebay buyer many years past and who has long ago become a treasured friend. She has always blessed me with her generous kindness & grace, advice, and precious time and has helped me get thru some trying times.
Her note said that I had a special package on the way with some teacups she knew I'd like. Well . . . let me tell you what was in that package! Eight Shelley Chintz teacups and saucers in different patterns and a darling pink depression child's tea set! Be still my heart! I carefully reached into the now Lifetime supply of packing peanuts :-) and brought out each of the bubblewrapped pieces as I carefully matched up the dainty cups and saucers, gasping at their beauty! True teacup lovers Heaven! I would love to mention her name but she would not want that ~ that's just the way she is! Giving from her heart which is as big as all Texas!


I share 2 of them with you this week and will save the others for another Teacup Tuesday! This one is called MAYTIME and has the cutest pink apple or cherry blossoms. and budlettes. There are slightly scalloped edgings on the cup and saucer both and golden trimmings for an elegant chic touch!

Makers marks on bottom of cup and saucer.

The next set is in the same design shape and the pattern name is CountrySide. See the little wildflowers and berries . . . bluebells, marguerite, buttercups, sweet wild clover, raspberries, violets and violas!

SO SWEET!!

In my previous TCT post I showed you one of my handmade TeaTime Teddy Bear Pincushions and it is currently listed on ebay! Please take a peek by just clicking HERE to see her!
A Big bouquet of thank you's to everyone visiting for Teacup Tuesday today . . . plus an extra long stem rose for my sweet anonymous friend :-)

Hugs and Smiles,



21 comments:

  1. What a lucky girl you are to have such a generous friend, the teacups are delicious I can't wait to see the rest. I collect Chintz China so these made my heart miss a beat.
    Jill

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  2. How wonderful for you to have such a kind and sharing friend!!

    The tea cups are to die for and I can't wait to see the rest!!

    Debbie

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  3. Those are very pretty Lynn.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  4. Oh Lynn!!
    You are truly blessed! Your new teacups are exquisite! How exciting for you to receive these treasures from your friend. Thank you so much for sharing!!
    Warm hugs, Laura
    p.s. I can't wait to see the rest of them!!!

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  5. Your teacups are beyond gorgeous. But even more beautiful is the kind and giving heart of your friend. She has given you a stunning gift, and as it was from her heart, it's even better.

    Blessings,
    Patti

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  6. That is some serious generosity! Lucky you!
    Your two cups are really lovely. Shelly makes such fine tea cups. We don't get to see Shelly very often, so it is a real treat to see yours.
    Thank you for sharing them with us today. I look forward to seeing the others as well.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  7. Hi Lynn,
    Your teacups are exquisite; especially love the Maytime! I have only one Shelley teacup myself and I love it. You have a very generous friend. Thank you for sharing your beauties and I look forward to seeing the rest. Happy Tea Tuesday.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. Just admire chintz cups so much...these are lovely!

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  9. Beautiful read..beautiful photography. You really captured the essence of Shelley china.

    Carol from
    Good "Ol Crane Lake Minnesota."

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  10. I love the teacups! especially Maytime! Thank you for sharing these with us.

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  11. Hi Lynn,
    Very beautiful!! I also have the Maytime C&S!!! How blessed to have a friend like that!
    Looking forward to seeing more.
    Your teddy pin cushion is darling.
    Warmly,
    deb :)

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  12. Your tea cups are lovely! Beautiful and dainty with that pretty flowers
    I have been visiting Victoria Rose Cottage and it's an Enchanted World
    I need return slowly to see more
    Thank you very much for your visit,meeting you has been a pleasure
    Love

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  13. HELLO LYNN,

    LOVE YOUR TEA CUPS JUST BEAUTIFUL....
    SORRY I HAVE NOT BLOG MUCH, I HAVE BEEN BUSY WITH MY LIL" MAN, GETTING HIM READY FOR SCHOOL, AND SHOPPING FOR HIM WAS A MISSION...LOL!! ILL HAVE A POST UP SOON :) LOVE YOUR WHITE TEDDY PIN CUSHION ONE DAY ILL JUST HAVE TO SPECIAL ORDER ONE, DO YOU TAKE SPECIAL ORDERS???

    HUGLETS~XOX~MARI

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  14. Hi Lynn,
    Those are the most precious teacups and even more special because the giver was so kind to send them to you. She sounds like a wonderful lady. The friends we meet on line are so very special. What a blessing.
    Oh your pin cushion is just darling too. Love it!
    Hope you are having a great week. I am beyond busy these days, but love it!

    Happy Creating,
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  15. These are gorgeous you lucky girl! What a sweetheart to send you such lovely treasures. Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Your Bud,
    Denise

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  16. Hi Lynn,
    thank you for visiting and for leaving your lovely comment.
    your chintz cups are beyond gorgeous and I can hardly wait to see the rest. how blessed you are to have such a generous friend.
    she definitely has a big heart and must be most special to you.
    hugs
    rita
    p.s. your teddy bear pincushion is soooooooooo cute.

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  17. Lovely tea cups from a sweet generous friend. I can imagine how excited you were when opening the package. The two you shared are so pretty.

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  18. Hi Lynn,

    Oh my goodness, what beautiful teacups! What a cherished gift from a dear friend. Can't wait to see the rest.

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  19. Oh, gosh, Lynn, those are the sweetest teacups, love everything about them. Your friend is a generous gal, and I am sure she knew you would treasure them always. I look forward to seeing the others. Have a blessed, happy weekend, my friend~love always to you~Vicki

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  20. How beautiful are these teacups & saucers and so is the lovely friend who gave them to you. Sweet pincushion too, Delcie from Down Under

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  21. Ohhhhh that IS teacup lovers heaven. SHELLEY! Wow... they are sooo pretty!

    Jillian
    Bella Rosa Antiques

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