I've always been drawn to tea cups. I must have gotten it from my Mom, because she loves tea cups and has tons of them! A few years ago my sisters and I bought her a huge curio cabinet for her 80th Birthday. It's almost full of tea cups!
Now my curio cabinet is much smaller, and I rotate my favorites on display. Here are a few of the "current" faves:
"Foley" Bone China 1850 EB Made in England. This was gifted to me by my Aunt Stella from Montreal. She sent a package to me a few years ago with several tea cups inside. I love the bird!
"Regency" Genuine Bone China Made in England. Another fave from my Aunt Stella. It's the most delicate shade of yellow.
"Paragon" by Appointment to HM the Queen & HM Queen Mary. Fine Bone China - Made in England. Yup, Aunt Stella again.
This one just says Fine Bone China - England. I have 3 of these (two put away for my girls). My Mom gave them to me, I love the delicate gold!
From 100 Years of Royal Albert, 1930's Polka Rose. My husband and daughters gave me the first 5 decades for Christmas, I hope to get the next 5 decades this year!
These are demitasse cups, Karolina China, Made in Poland. They have Gooseberries and Blackberries on them. My sister loves to have Expresso when she comes to visit, so I THRIFT-ED 5 of these from the local Salvation Army for $2.50. We're Polish, so I thought it fitting to have some Polish china.
Thanks to Mom Wald who requested these photos, and to Kimberly Shaw who inspires me to no end with her beautiful photography and paintings of tea cups. You should visit them and see what they have: