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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