Monday, September 13, 2010

Lonely little Teacup

This little teacup set used to belong to my Great Grandma. She came over from Ireland as an indentured servant when she was 16. After her contract was up, her and my Great Grandpa settled down in Seattle and had a large Irish-Catholic family. Great Grandma always had homemade Irish Soda Bread and tea. That is what I remember the most about her-her Irish accent, her dresses, and she always drank tea with soda bread. I loved having tea and soda bread with her. This particular teacup was part of a whole set. When she passed away just 6 years ago, the tea set was split up between her granddaughters. Being one of her oldest great granddaughters, I received one too.
I absolutely love the roses on this set. It's what I think of when I think of a teaset.

There is a plate, a saucer and of course the teacup itself.

There is a gold band on all 3 pieces.

The roses are different on each piece.

The teacup has a rose on the outside as well as the inside.

This is the only teacup that I have. It sits all by itself on the breadbox in the kitchen. I think that I need to find it some friends so that it isn't so lonely anymore. But for now, I think I am going to go make myself a cup of tea!
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16 comments:

Tara said...

How lovely to have these memories..
I'm originally from Ireland and oh, how I love soda bread..xx

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Trisha :) What a truly beautiful Tea Trio you have, and a very special one too, that holds such wonderful memories of your Great Grandmother...a very cherished and loved set :) Thank you for sharing this with us.

Wishing you a lovely Tea Tuesday!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Appleshoe said...

Hello Trisha, this is a very special teacup. Thank you for sharing it. Is the blue/white box it is sitting on your bread box? The little white roses are lovely. Take care.

Terri said...

This is a really lovely tea trio. How wonderful that you received it from your great grandmother. You have some special memories of her as well, which is really, really lovely.
Does the cup or plate have a makers stamp on the back? I would love to know who made it.
Thanks for sharing with us today,
Hugs,
Terri

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely little teacup and what lovely memories attached to it as well. I'm so glad you shared it with us on Tea Tuesday. Have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Charlene said...

I have some of my Grandmothers china too & it is a touchstone for the heart isn't it? So glad you have this cup & those memories. I just finished reading a book from the library called The Tea Rose. It was a good read & was about a girl from England that came to America & opened a tea business & tea rooms. If you like to read... check it out. Have a great week. Charlene

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

she is pretty!

Bookie said...

Sometimes less is more as in the one lovely cup and memories. For just one cup, I would like to sit with your Grandmother, to taste her soda bread too.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

What a beautiful set Trisha!
A perfect pink rose and wonderful memories of your great grandma! What more could you ask for!
Thanks for sharing it today!!
Hugs,
Lynn

GardenofDaisies said...

Your tea set is lovely! I love that all the granddaughters got a set! And you have the special memories to go with it! I bet if you look on e-bay you will find other pieces here and there and be able to add to your collection.

Rebecca said...

Oh girly...ONE TEA CUP, ONLY ONE????

Nooo! Nooooo! Nooooo!

You gotta do something about that! :)

Beautiful is that lonely little thing!

xo~Rebecca

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful set!!
Perfect in every way- rose, pink and trimmed in gold. All my favorites!!
LOVE IT!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I am so glad you joined us this week. Your tea cup is beautiful. What a great gift to have from your Grandmother. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there Trisha,

Thanks so much for joining in with our tea parties this week..,

Your heartwarming account of your dear grandma is precious indeed.~ Thanks so much for sharing some of her history and story with us!

That lovely red/pink rose teacup with the white background is stunning!

..,I love the exquisite simplicty of the rose motif and that matching plate is lovely as well!.., Yes, you should enjoy collecting other little delightful 'companions' for your, 'lonely little teacup'!..,Beyond charming!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

June said...

You are so blessed Trish, to have this from your grandmother. What a lovely set she had, and how great it was to give each granddaughter a piece of it.
hugs

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What a special and sweet memory.... I hope my little grandson looks back and remembers having tea with me every time he stayed.

Warm blessings,
Spencer