Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tea Time Tuesday!

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?


May Flower:

Pink, small, and punctual,
Aromatic, low,
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,
Nature forswears

Emily Dickinson


  1. I could just see your pool peeking through. Made me want to hop in for a swim. Ah... your plant is gorgeous. Also, I love the cup and saucer. All cups and saucers make me think of my grandma. She was an avid collector. Yes, indeed, very bright colors on that one:-)

  2. Hello Ro-
    What a lovely Yellow Teacup. I love yellow teacups; they are so full of sunlight. I posted a yellow teacup with they same maker mark on July 5th. It would be marvelous if you and I sat down for tea together with our sister teacups one day and had a chat over the phone. Take care.

  3. Ro,

    I really like the cup you found at the estate sale! Bold and beautiful! Glad your bougainvillea is doing well!

  4. Another yellow tea cup today...and a beauty...yellow seems to be abundant today and makes me want a yellow cup!

  5. Hello Ro,
    Greetings from another Canadian!
    Your teacup and saucer are spectacular! They look great with the bouganvillea.
    I've made some zucchini bread. Drop over for tea.
    Hugs, Laura

  6. Hello :) I think it's a very lovely cup; yellow is one color I do not have in my little collection, but hopefully one day I will find one that begs to come home with me :)

    Happy Tea Tuesday!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  7. I just love yellow tea cups and this one is a beauty!!
    Yellow is such a bright and cheery color and brings a smile on my face as you have done so today!!


  8. Your teacup is bright and cheery and I can understand why you were attracted to it! I really like the florals inside the edge of the cup itself. Thank you for sharing it with us today and I hope you have a delightful week.


  9. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!
    HA! NO! I do not think that they will ever get less embarrasing! Thanks for your comment!
    Have a pretty night!

  10. I think the teacup is beautiful. LOVE LOVE LOVE the bright yellow. SO full of sunshine and warmth.


  11. I love anything tea and as soon as I have less drama in my life and can finish my Over 40 FF hopping before the weekend is over I am going to have to check out the Tuesday Tea!
    I am a new visitor and follower. I hope when you get the chance you will stop by to say hello..
    doreenmcgettigan.blogspot.com/they say everyone has a story..

  12. What a wonderful teacup in that vibrant yellow color. The hand painted florals are lovely.



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