Ah, it's six in the morning again. The house is quiet and I am snooping...well, just looking around. And I have permission, right?
Ooooooh. Another wonderful shelf to explore! These teacups have not only one handle, but two. Maybe
they are for the clumsy, like me, who like to hold their tea with two hands.
Here is the other side of two-handled teacup shelf. Aren't they lovely?
OK, I admit it. I am not that naive. I know these aren't really teacups but are boullion or consomme cups for soup. (I believe these larger cups are boullion cups but anyone is welcome to give me more information!)
These are very special to me. Mom had started her own collection and told Jud and me that she would like more. We were off and running, on a mission. All year, we would search for a beautiful cup for her collection and surprise her with our new choice on her birthday. It was my first "adult" look at beautiful china. I truly fell in love and was sad when her boullion cup shelf overflowed!
Can you imagine why I chose to show you this one first? It is because of the PINK ROSES!!!
Isn't this beautiful? I love the soft green and the real gold that surrounds the flowers. The green is so gentle, a nice Spring green, and the scrolls and flourishes of gold are such a stunning accent.
Here is the saucer. I am not as crazy about the saucer and think it is a little busy. I am learning that I like a simpler saucer,
Guess what. I forgot an important part of my mission. I forgot to turn it over. I am going to check with Mom later and have her check the bottom, but for now, just enjoy.
Such loveliness! Sigh!