If you are like me you have a variety of vessels to drink your beverages from. My mug rack and mug cupboard is overflowing.
One hard and fast rule of mine is to drink tea out of designated cups. I do not drink my tea at home out of a mug. Mugs are for coffee in my house. I drink tea out of teacups or glass cups. I just think it tastes better.
When I went to helped move my mom from her house to an apartment she made sure that I had anything that I wanted that she was not going to move. She happened to have a pretty teacup and saucer in her corner cabinet so you know I asked if I could have those, right?
I am not sure where it came from but I suspect it might have come from my Grandma Brown. That was something that she would have had in her house and I don’t remember my mom ever using it or buying it herself.
I love the delicate pattern on the cup and saucer, don’t you?
It appears to be made in China if I can believe the markings on the bottom of the cup
“I was cursing and swearing at you because of that address, I hated you already because of the lies I had told you. Because I only like playing with words, only dreaming, but, do you know, what I really want is that you should all go to hell. That is what I want. I want peace; yes, I’d sell the whole world for a farthing, straight off, so long as I was left in peace. Is the world to go to pot, or am I to go without my tea? I say that the world may go to pot for me so long as I always get my tea.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead
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What a lovely tea cup from your mom’s house. My mom had quite a collection and I kept one too. It is a green glass one she had from before she was married. I then asked my friends to come over and pick one each which they did and now they think of mom when they use it. The rest I donated to the assisted living place she had moved into (before the care home). A tea cup is a perfect keepsake. Although, I usually use my daughter’s pottery mugs for my tea at home. xo
Oh I love what you did with all of your mom’s teacups. Especially donating to the assisted living place. That is such a great idea. And of course you use your daughter’s beautiful pottery mugs for tea. I would do that as well if I had a potter in the family! She does such amazing work. One day I am going to buy one of her teapots. 🙂
It made me happy to know that mom’s teacups all went to good homes. Thanks for the compliment on Marcelle’s work. xo
That is so beautiful!
Isn’t it? I need to get it out and use it on this rainy stormy day in North Carolina!
I agree with Dianna, just beautiful I have several cups with saucers that I display. I do have to admit when I drink tea it is in a mug, .
No shame in drinking tea from a mug. You just do whatever works and whatever is right for you! I just like to have separation for my tea. 🙂
I don’t drink tea or coffee–mostly just drink water now.
So I guess probably a glass serves you well!
Those little sugar cubes are calling my name.
Those little brown sugar cubes are THE best in hot tea. Which reminds me–I am almost out so I need to pick some more up.
Pretty teacup! Often times, I wish I knew the stories behind some of my teacups and teapots that aren’t new. I bet you do too. I always drink my morning tea in a big ol’ mug (don’t drink coffee at all) although I do have a special teacup that I use too. It’s pottery though not china..
Love how everyone has different “traditions” when it comes to how they drink their tea. Whatever works for you is the perfect way!