Well, it's Tea Time Tuesday over at Rose Chintz Cottage & Inspirations and Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites. Can't wait to spend some time today checking out all the lovely tea cups that everyone will have posted! So much fun.
Today, I am featuring one of my tea cups that really isn't my favourite! It's just not exactly my particular taste, however, I wanted something a little bolder and wilder to showcase today for a specific reason.
My bougainvillea is blooming with riotous colour thanks to all the wonderful advice you bloggers gave me about keeping it alive and well.
It's just so stunning right now that I thought I would choose a teacup that would look great with those incredible blooms. But a delicate little tea cup just wouldn't do! So instead, I chose this one ...
It's bold and a little bit sassy and not really like my usual taste at all, but still I couldn't resist it when I came across it at an estate sale a few weeks ago.
On the bottom, it says "HAND PAINTED" and "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN" with a crest that says "TRIMONT CHINA" in the centre. I have no idea if it has any particular value, but I quite enjoy having it in my collection and it's bold yellow colour and big design just seemed to match the vibrant colours in my bougainvillea.
Here's one last look at the saucer ...
Quite something, isn't it?
Covert in April,
Candid in May,
Dear to the moss,
Known by the knoll,
Next to the robin
In every human soul.
Bold little beauty,
Bedecked with thee,