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I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
collection, some I remember from childhood.
I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.

Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?

Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg

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On Aug 27, 7:10*pm, koko > wrote:
> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
> collection, some I remember from childhood.
> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>
> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>
> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpghtt...om/2hroi7p.jpg
>
> koko
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> * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *George Bernard Shawwww.kokoscorner.typepad.com
> updated 8/27

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Ooooooooooh so pretty!'' My mother had a collection of teacups too.

My dad remarried after she died and I have no idea what happened to
them - or her mother's well seasoned cast iron pans 70+ years old in
1976. :-(

Lynn in Fargo
PS Did your mom have any cups that were pastel with white polka dots?

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On Aug 27, 5:10 pm, koko > wrote:
> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
> collection, some I remember from childhood.
> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>
> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?


Heavens yes! When I had my antiques shop, I was amazed at the number
I sold...Great fun to trot out and use the way you did. My
Grandmother used to collect them & as a little girl I'd get to pick
one out to use for tea parties with her - made for some great
memories. Sadly, I have no idea where her collection went, but I
always think of her when someone pours me tea in a pretty cup.

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On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 17:23:31 -0700 (PDT), Lynn from Fargo
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>On Aug 27, 7:10*pm, koko > wrote:
>> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
>> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
>> collection, some I remember from childhood.
>> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
>> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
>> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>>
>> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>>
>> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpghtt...om/2hroi7p.jpg
>>
>> koko
>> There is no love more sincere than the love of food
>> * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *George Bernard Shawwww.kokoscorner.typepad.com
>> updated 8/27

>=======================================
>
>Ooooooooooh so pretty!'' My mother had a collection of teacups too.
>
>My dad remarried after she died and I have no idea what happened to
>them - or her mother's well seasoned cast iron pans 70+ years old in
>1976. :-(
>

My niece has the collection. She really appreciates and loves them,
I'm happy she has them.

>Lynn in Fargo
>PS Did your mom have any cups that were pastel with white polka dots?


I don't remember any like that. They sound like they'd be beautiful.

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On Wed 27 Aug 2008 05:10:24p, koko told us...

>
> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
> collection, some I remember from childhood.
> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>
> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?


Yes, I have a friend in Cleveland who has an extensive collection of
antique European teacups and saucers, mostly acquired through family.

Yours are really lovely!!!

> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
> http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
> http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg
>
> koko
> There is no love more sincere than the love of food
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> updated 8/27
>




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On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 17:10:24 -0700, koko > wrote:

>
>I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
>weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
>collection, some I remember from childhood.
>I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
>saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
>The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>
>Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>
>Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
>http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
>http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg
>
>koko
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> George Bernard Shaw
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>updated 8/27



What a lovely idea to have a tea. And how fortunate to have so many
beautiful cups and saucers to use, and all those wonderful memories to
enjoy.

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koko > fnord news:ndqbb49cr3lk36am9qa8lu9vhqefgbip2g@
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>
> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
> collection, some I remember from childhood.
> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>
> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>
> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
> http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
> http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg


My great-grandmother collected them. My mom inherited them and has them
displayed on a hutch in the dining room.

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On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 00:57:46 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
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>On Wed 27 Aug 2008 05:10:24p, koko told us...
>
>>
>> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
>> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
>> collection, some I remember from childhood.
>> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
>> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
>> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>>
>> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?

>
>Yes, I have a friend in Cleveland who has an extensive collection of
>antique European teacups and saucers, mostly acquired through family.
>
>Yours are really lovely!!!
>
>> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
>> http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
>> http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg
>>

snippage

Thank you Wayne. It sure was nice seeing some of them again.

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On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 21:06:45 -0400, Boron Elgar
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>On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 17:10:24 -0700, koko > wrote:
>
>>
>>I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
>>weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
>>collection, some I remember from childhood.
>>I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
>>saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
>>The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>>
>>Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>>
>>Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
>>http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
>>http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg
>>
>>koko
>>There is no love more sincere than the love of food
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>>www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
>>updated 8/27

>
>
>What a lovely idea to have a tea. And how fortunate to have so many
>beautiful cups and saucers to use, and all those wonderful memories to
>enjoy.
>
>boron


Thank you boron. The tea was very nice. My niece did a great job. The
caterer flaked out on her and she had to make tea sandwiches for fifty
plus with only a few days notice.

Yes, the memories were great.

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On Aug 27, 9:18�pm, Saerah Gray > wrote:
> koko > fnord news:ndqbb49cr3lk36am9qa8lu9vhqefgbip2g@
> 4ax.com:
>
>
>
> > I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
> > weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
> > collection, some I remember from childhood.
> > I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
> > saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
> > The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.

>
> > Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?

>
> > Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
> >http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
> >http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg

>
> My great-grandmother collected them. My mom inherited them and has them
> displayed on a hutch in the dining room.


You call those cups... these are cups:
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koko wrote:
> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
> collection, some I remember from childhood.
> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>
> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>
> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
> http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
> http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg


They are so pretty!


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Janet Wilder > fnord news:48b60b86$0$9633$c3e8da3
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> koko wrote:
>> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
>> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
>> collection, some I remember from childhood.
>> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and

the
>> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching

cup.
>> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>>
>> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>>
>> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
>> http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
>> http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg

>
> They are so pretty!
>
>


I just now looked at the pictures because I am lazy. Thats a lotta tea
cups!

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On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 21:20:42 -0500, Janet Wilder
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>koko wrote:
>> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
>> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
>> collection, some I remember from childhood.
>> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
>> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
>> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>>
>> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>>
>> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
>> http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
>> http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg

>
>They are so pretty!


Thank you Janet.

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On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 02:24:43 GMT, Saerah Gray >
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>Janet Wilder > fnord news:48b60b86$0$9633$c3e8da3
:
>
>> koko wrote:
>>> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
>>> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
>>> collection, some I remember from childhood.
>>> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and

>the
>>> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching

>cup.
>>> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>>>
>>> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>>>
>>> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
>>> http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
>>> http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg

>>
>> They are so pretty!
>>
>>

>
>I just now looked at the pictures because I am lazy. Thats a lotta tea
>cups!


At least I didn't have to wash them ;-)

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On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 17:39:14 -0700 (PDT), ntantiques
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>On Aug 27, 5:10 pm, koko > wrote:
>> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
>> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
>> collection, some I remember from childhood.
>> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
>> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
>> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>>
>> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?

>
>Heavens yes! When I had my antiques shop, I was amazed at the number
>I sold...Great fun to trot out and use the way you did. My
>Grandmother used to collect them & as a little girl I'd get to pick
>one out to use for tea parties with her - made for some great
>memories. Sadly, I have no idea where her collection went, but I
>always think of her when someone pours me tea in a pretty cup.
>
>Nancy T


It seems I enjoy the tea more in a nice cup with a saucer.
We are fortunate to have the collection. Not anything expensive, just
sentimental.

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koko wrote:
> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
> collection, some I remember from childhood.
> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>
> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>
> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
> http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
> http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg
>


WOW! Those are beautiful. I've always loved them
but we rarely drink tea. I do know people my age with
very nice collections, begun one or two a year since
they were children.

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koko wrote:
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>
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> http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
> http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg
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> koko


Lovely, just lovely! My grandmother collected tea cups. My mom inherited
them and she gave me about 12 of them. She has the rest. She never added
to the collection, nor have I. They are nice to have, though.

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"koko" > wrote in message
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>
> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
> collection, some I remember from childhood.
> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>
> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>
> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
> http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
> http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg
>
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How beautiful. I buy an occasional teacup but I plant miniature african
violets in them.


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koko wrote:
> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
> collection, some I remember from childhood.
> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>
> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?



Jim recently came home with his portion of his aunt's teacup collection.
I had no idea it was such a popular hobby. They're beautiful, and I'm
glad we have them.


My taste has always run towards the hand crafted stoneware pottery. I
love outdoor art shows and usually end up buying a mug, a plate, or a
bowl. It started with all different mugs, but as the cabinet filled up,
I expanded to plates, bowls, and serving dishes. I can now set a table
with each piece on it all by different artists.


And now to discover that Jim's aunt had the same idea of setting the
table with all different tea cups. The aesthetic is different, but the
idea is the same.


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On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 21:13:04 -0600, Gloria P >
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>koko wrote:
>> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
>> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
>> collection, some I remember from childhood.
>> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
>> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
>> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>>
>> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>>
>> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
>> http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
>> http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg
>>

>
>WOW! Those are beautiful. I've always loved them
>but we rarely drink tea. I do know people my age with
>very nice collections, begun one or two a year since
>they were children.
>
>gloria p


Thank you gloria. I was nice to enjoy them again.

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On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 08:57:07 -0400, "jmcquown" >
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>> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>>
>> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
>> http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
>> http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg
>>
>> koko

>
>Lovely, just lovely! My grandmother collected tea cups. My mom inherited
>them and she gave me about 12 of them. She has the rest. She never added
>to the collection, nor have I. They are nice to have, though.
>
>Jill


Thank you Jill. I only wish I had room, even for a small collection.

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On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 08:15:10 -0500, "rose" > wrote:

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>"koko" > wrote in message
.. .
>>
>> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
>> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
>> collection, some I remember from childhood.
>> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
>> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
>> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>>
>> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>>
>> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
>> http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
>> http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg
>>
>> koko
>> There is no love more sincere than the love of food
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>> updated 8/27

>
>How beautiful. I buy an occasional teacup but I plant miniature african
>violets in them.
>

Thank you rose. African violets are certainly showcased in tea cups.

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On Aug 27, 5:10*pm, koko > wrote:
> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
> collection, some I remember from childhood.
> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>
> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>
> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpghtt...om/2hroi7p.jpg
>
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I do! I have my grandma's collection, and I even have one with feet,
like yours. I think I only have about a dozen, but my favorite one is
black with roses on it- they are all pretty, tho. The painting is so
delicate! Are those all yours? That's a lot of cups!
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koko wrote:
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>> koko wrote:
>>> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>>>
>>> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
>>> http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
>>> http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg
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>>> koko

>>
>> Lovely, just lovely! My grandmother collected tea cups. My mom
>> inherited them and she gave me about 12 of them. She has the rest.
>> She never added to the collection, nor have I. They are nice to
>> have, though.
>>
>> Jill

>
> Thank you Jill. I only wish I had room, even for a small collection.
>
> koko


Alas, I have no place to put mine, either! They're carefully wrapped in old
dish clothes and stored in a sectioned box (liquor boxes are great for
things like this!). I do have one I use for tea (on the rare occasions I
drink it). It was one my grandmother unwittingly duplicated... or was it
intentional? It's painted with a purple thistle, like heather. And she was
from Scotland

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> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
> collection, some I remember from childhood.
> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>
> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>
> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
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Very nice! My mom has a collection on a cubbyhole type of shelf, three
cubbies high and four across. The saucers sit in the groove behind their
matching cup. They look very similar to those in your photos -- all
different from each other and very delicate. She never uses them, though.

When my grandmother passed, I rescued her tiny china ashtrays when we were
cleaning out her house. They're big enough for like a single cigarette
butt. I don't use them (don't smoke in the house) but I thought they were
cute. Your cups remind me of those with their floral patterns.



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On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 13:52:03 +0100, Janet Baraclough
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>> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
>> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
>> collection, some I remember from childhood.
>> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
>> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
>> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.

>
>> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?

>
> Yes, me. I always drink my morning tea from a bone china cup with
>saucer; the open shape of cups definitely improves the taste :-). I
>used to buy old fine-bone china from jumble sales , not just tea (and
>coffee) cups and saucers but teapots, milk jugs and sugar bowls and
>hand- embroidered linen tray cloths, tea-table cloths and napkins. My
>junk is very "collectible" now, but I only paid pennies for it back in
>the 60s and 70's when nobody wanted old-fashioned last remnants of a
>set .Unmatched, it still makes a pretty breakfast table or afternoon tea
>for guests, and I like using it myself and wondering who else did, a
>century ago.
>
> Janet.
>

I think collecting fine tea items would be a fun hobby. Trying to find
beautiful old linens and tea accessories would be a challenge.

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On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 10:37:34 -0400, Julia Altshuler
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>koko wrote:
>> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
>> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
>> collection, some I remember from childhood.
>> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
>> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
>> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>>
>> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?

>
>
>Jim recently came home with his portion of his aunt's teacup collection.
> I had no idea it was such a popular hobby. They're beautiful, and I'm
>glad we have them.
>
>
>My taste has always run towards the hand crafted stoneware pottery. I
>love outdoor art shows and usually end up buying a mug, a plate, or a
>bowl. It started with all different mugs, but as the cabinet filled up,
>I expanded to plates, bowls, and serving dishes. I can now set a table
>with each piece on it all by different artists.
>

We had a cookin' at the Bartos here in San Diego. They collect hand
thrown pottery and have some gorgeous pieces. She let me use one of
her pieces to serve my dish, it was beautiful but it made me nervous
to use a one of a kind hand made platter.
>

I'll bet your table when set with the different pieces is beautiful,
like a work of art.

>And now to discover that Jim's aunt had the same idea of setting the
>table with all different tea cups. The aesthetic is different, but the
>idea is the same.
>
>
>--Lia


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On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 09:25:10 -0700 (PDT), merryb >
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>On Aug 27, 5:10*pm, koko > wrote:
>> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
>> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
>> collection, some I remember from childhood.
>> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
>> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
>> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>>
>> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>>
>> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpghtt...om/2hroi7p.jpg
>>
>> koko
>> There is no love more sincere than the love of food
>> * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *George Bernard Shawwww.kokoscorner.typepad.com
>> updated 8/27

>
>I do! I have my grandma's collection, and I even have one with feet,
>like yours. I think I only have about a dozen, but my favorite one is
>black with roses on it- they are all pretty, tho. The painting is so
>delicate! Are those all yours? That's a lot of cups!


Most of the cups in the picture are the ones my mother collected, the
rest are my nieces. My niece is the one that ended up with the
collection, she loves and appreciates them and deserved to get them.

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> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
> collection, some I remember from childhood.
> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>
> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>
> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
> http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
> http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg
>
> koko
> There is no love more sincere than the love of food
> George Bernard Shaw
> www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
> updated 8/27


Yes we have several which were passed down and will (actually have gone) to
our daughters as starter cups.

There are several points to look for:

1. Fine china is almost translucent - hold the cup(s) to the light and
you'll see a vast difference between cups.
2. The finer the china the smoother the surface will be. use the saucer
as you would a mirror and bounce a light from a bulb off the surface and
you'll be able to see if there are any pock marks. Once again the smoother
the surface the better the quality.

3. I now look for cups at estate sales etc.

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On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 16:59:59 -0700, "Dimitri" >
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>"koko" > wrote in message
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>>
>> I was just posting some photos on my blog about a tea we had last
>> weeked. Some of the tea cups used at the tea are from a family
>> collection, some I remember from childhood.
>> I remember mom had a special wall rack that the cups hung from and the
>> saucers were placed on edge on a grooved shelf above the matching cup.
>> The rack was three shelves high and probably 4 or 5 cups wide.
>>
>> Do you think anyone collects tea cups anymore?
>>
>> Had to get photos of the tea cup table.
>> http://i38.tinypic.com/apbo7l.jpg
>> http://i34.tinypic.com/2hroi7p.jpg
>>
>> koko
>> There is no love more sincere than the love of food
>> George Bernard Shaw
>> www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
>> updated 8/27

>
>Yes we have several which were passed down and will (actually have gone) to
>our daughters as starter cups.
>
>There are several points to look for:
>
>1. Fine china is almost translucent - hold the cup(s) to the light and
>you'll see a vast difference between cups.
>2. The finer the china the smoother the surface will be. use the saucer
>as you would a mirror and bounce a light from a bulb off the surface and
>you'll be able to see if there are any pock marks. Once again the smoother
>the surface the better the quality.
>
>3. I now look for cups at estate sales etc.
>
>Dimitri


Thanks for those tips Dimitri. This all got me to thinking I could
squeeze in room for a few nice cups and saucers.

koko
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On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 10:37:34 -0400, Julia Altshuler wrote:
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> And now to discover that Jim's aunt had the same idea of setting the
> table with all different tea cups. The aesthetic is different, but the
> idea is the same.
>
>
> --Lia


my father (who is an architect) once told me, 'symmetry isn't everything.'

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