Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Rebirth of a cup

As Easter is approaching, I wish everyone a happy Easter.

To celebrate Easter, Spain series will be postponed.

When I think of Easter, the color blue comes up and I think it's best time to share with you this cup by Royal Albert.

When this cup first arrived at my home, the handle and the pedestal were covered by some yellowish stains which I think they were left-over cleaning detergent.

I guess the previous owner loved this cup so much that she/he did not want to ruin the color so she/he was careful not to give this set too much a bath hence the stains.

Seeing that this cup has a beautiful vibrant color, I would like it to reveal its beauty and so I cleaned the handle and pedestal careful so as to get rid of the stains.

After giving it a proper bath, the beauty of the cup was restored. I think it's the rebirth of the cup. And this is how I relate this cup to Easter.

I love the gradual fading from blue to white of the exterior of the cup.

The high handle is very special and elegant.

The flowers poppies and white daisy are just what I like.

To add the Easter holiday mood, here I show you the cup with "rabbit' that a child made for my mother, isnt it lovely? The body of the rabbit is a chocolate ball.

I also bought some Kinder Joy eggs. That's what I liked to have as a child. I have heard that because of the small parts contained in the Kinder eggs, it's not allowed to be sold in the US. Dear readers from the US, can you please tell me why and if it's true that there are no Kinder eggs sold in the US?

Anyway, I just love the small toy you can get after eating the Kinder egg, the toy designers are very creative to think of something which is interesting and can be fitted into the small egg.

Spring also comes with Easter, I hope that you have a new beginning in things that you want to start over.

I am joining tea cup Tuesday with Terri & Martha 


  1. So glad you could join us this week. Love that blue tea cup. I think it is one of the most beautiful cups I have seen in a long time. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful Easter. Blessings to you my friend, Martha

  2. That is a gorgeous teacup! I'm visiting from Martha's blog, and was very attracted to the blue. Nice tie-in to Easter. Have a beautiful day!

    1. Hi Cynthia,
      I would like to visit your blog but I couldnt find it. Please let me know the link if you have a blog or website.

      Thanks for the nice comment.

  3. Blue is my favorite color and your teacup is stunning! I do not know anything about the kinder eggs, but suspect that is true. What a cute idea though, to have a small toy inside the egg.

  4. Hello Felicity,
    That is a gorgeous cup! The powder blue color and those summer flowers look beautiful! What an elegant handle too! I love it!
    Happy Easter,

  5. I'm always so jealous of your draling teacup. This one is so delicate! It was worth interrupting you series, which I love.

  6. Hi Felicity,
    This is another china gem you share with us! It's all beauty! the shade of blue turning white, the gold trimmed handle, the realistic bunch of Spring flowers - very fit to celebrate a Portuguese tradition which occurs in May (Dia da Espiga).
    Happy Easter!

    1. Hi Maria,
      Thanks for your nice comment.
      I would like to know more about Dia da Espiga.
      Please tell me more about it.
      Maybe you will write about it in your post one day?

  7. I've already written about it, Felicity.
    You can see it here: http://artelivrosevelharias.blogspot.pt/2012/05/o-formato-espiga-de-sacavem-em-dia-da.html

  8. Dear Felicity,
    I have never seen a Kinder Egg here in the U.S.
    Your cup is really gorgeous both in color and design. Good cleaning job. The handle is special too.
    Happy spring and Easter. Please come visit Lady B and me...
    Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

    1. Dear Ruthie,
      Thanks for the comment.
      Today finally i found the join button and joined your site.
      I had no idea that I missed so many posts.

  9. It is a beautiful cup my dear, and your description of it is perfect, all shined up all it glory came out.. They sell kinder eggs in Canada, I guess they figure the small toys could be swallowed by children and choke on them. That would be my guess why they don't sell them..

  10. I an visiting from Martha's too. Love the blue cup. I appreciate the wonderfully detailed pictures! About the kinder eggs. Items made for children that might present a choking hazard (they test using tubes that represent the sizes of a child's windpipe)or made from certain materials are banned.