Sunday, February 8, 2015

Teacup One from Grandma

My grandmother is nearing the end of her life so she has started to give us things that she wants us to have.  The last time I went to visit her, she told me to pick out 2 teacups...one for me and one for Cody.  Who are we kidding?  We all know they will both be mine!  
My grandma Noreen is a pure-blooded Irish woman.  Her mother gave her teacups all the time so she has a very large collection.  It was hard for me to pick only 2 because I love them all.  They are all beautiful and they all came from someone she loved. 
This is the first one I picked.  The soft aqua, pretty pink roses and silver scrolls are what got me.  I don't even mind the gold.  When I picked this one out, my grandma said it was her favorite set.  It was given to her by her mom when she was first married.  
I searched and searched for this pattern and didn't find a name for it.  I believe it is from the 1950's.  It is Paragon Fine Bone China made in England but that is pretty much all I know.  If you happen to know the name, please do tell me!
My grandma is a fighter and even when we think she is not going to make it, she always does.  She fell a little over 3 years ago and it has gone downhill from there.  She can't stand or sit up without help and she has lost control of most bodily functions.  I hate seeing her this way. 
She also has a piano and a hope chest that she is giving me but I have nowhere to put these things just yet.  I am looking forward to having more of her things one day. 
I will share the other teacup soon.  I am getting a nice little collection of special teacups going and I love it.  I think a tea party is in order soon! I am also going to need a beautiful china hutch to put all these pretties in.  For now, these are sitting in my white cabinet and I just couldn't resist snapping a picture of this teacup behind the chicken wire!

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11 comments:

Ruth W said...

Oh how special to have the teacups from your grandma....my Nana...grandmother...started me collecting as well. That Paragon is lovely! It is a 1950s set, but I don't know the name. Paragon didn't keep as good pattern name records as some of the potteries. A treasure! Thanks so much for sharing your treasure and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Beth @ Conversations from my House said...

I have a few things from each of my grandmothers though they have been gone a VERY long time. I appreciate each and everyone. I hope my grand kids will feel the same but since I mostly have grandsons the teacups probably won't do it.... (LOL) I do like that teacup. I have a few Paragon cups but have never seen this one. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I adored my grandmothers and would have loved to have something of theirs. Your Paragon teacup is stunning. I love the roses and the soft aqua; one of my favourite colours. So glad you have joined me for tea today. Happy Valentines week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Margie said...

Your Paragon teacup is gorgeous and truly special because of the memories associated with your grandmother.

Martha's Favorites said...

I am so sorry about your Grandmother. I will pray for her. They cup she gave you is stunning. You will always have this amazing memory. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day. Hugs, Martha

Pamela Gordon said...

This is s very pretty teacup and such a special one to you. I like the soft green and the pretty roses. Pamela

Mom Wald said...

What a wonderful story, and lovely tea cup. I like it so much, that I simply had to pin it to my Tea Cup Tuesday Pinterest Board, linking directly to your blog post. It was is so nice sharing Tea Cup Tuesday with you. My blog is marywaldsvintageplace.blogspot.com stop by for tea cup fun, and say "hi".

Snap said...

I love Paragon teacups and yours is a beauty. One of my favorite colors is aqua. The color and the lovely roses, the beautiful shape -- a real winner! So nice that your Grandmother gave it to you and can share a little of its history. Happy Tea Day!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

How special and beautiful your Grandmother's teacup is! I know you will treasure it. Happy Valentine's day to you!
Nancy

Jenny's Heart said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandma, I have been there so sending huge hugs! I love the tea cup, it suits you well. Love ya!

bj said...

Dear Honey..
I love your pretty cup and I love how YOU love your grandma. :)
I also love the chicken wire. I have a hutch that, at one time, was painted yellow and had orange chicken wire..it doesn't sound very cute but it actually was. Now the hutch is black, a turquoise inside and glass in the doors.
And I had forgotten that you have the white gum ball machine full of pearls...no wonder you are the American Honey home...it should be a nice law for EVERY home to have a gum ball machine full of pearls. Now, I am going to watch for another to paint white...:)