Saturday, February 22, 2014

Rose in a tea cup-- a return to tea posts

Dear all,
I am back to Tea Cup Tuesday. I am glad that this event is still going on. Thank Terri and Martha for hosting tea cup Tuesday. Last year was a busy year for me as I changed my job and there were some business trips I needed to make. Therefore I did not have much time visiting you all and I must have missed a lot of tea cup posts. Hopefully this year I will be able to keep up. 

Due to busy schedule, I had stopped adding new tea cups to my collection. But the other day while I was browsing the site, I came across this beautiful pink cup with dusty pink rose in it, I had been waiting to add this to my collection, I saw one for sale in a Canadian site but the shipping costs too much and the price of the cup was high, and so I waited and waited for another one to come up on the site. Yes, it did come up. This one was from the UK seller, with reasonable price tag and reasonable shipping cost. It only took 10 days to arrive. 

I always got put off by high shipping cost and sometimes the shipping costs much more than the item itself, dear all, have you got put off by shipping cost and have you come across in similar situation when the shipping costs much more than item? Do you still go for it or wait to get it elsewhere? sometimes I wait to get it elsewhere but sometimes when I am sure that the item is rare, i will just snap it without second thoughts. 

I envy some of you because you live in countries where tea cups are easily found in vintage stores. And shipping cost is not a problem at all. 

Where do you usually find your tea cups? I usually find them on two popular vintage selling sites. 

This is the first post of the new year and here I wish every one a new beginning for new year and may you be blessed with all the blessings and joy in your life. 


  1. Hello Felicity, it's wonderful to see you back, your life has been full of exciting changes, your new cup is gorgeous, love the gold trim.. I don't collect them but I do love teacups, I'll keep a look out for any pink cup and saucers in out second hand shops, if I find one I'll ship it to you, wish me luck :O), hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))...

  2. Hi and welcome back! You've come back with a gorgeous choice! Pink is always such a good choice.

  3. Welcome back Felicity. Such a lovely cup. A great way to return.

  4. Welcome back! Your new teacup is lovely ... such a pretty pink and beautiful roses inside. I like the gold pedestal and accents. Happy Tea Day!

  5. Lovely cup, lovely shape. I really like the rose in the center.

  6. You have been missed Felicity! I am so glad you could join us. Love that wonderful cup. The rose is amazing. Hope to see you more often. Sending hugs your way. Blessings, Martha

  7. Hello Felicity, It's been a long time! I hope you've been happy and healthy this past year. I'm so glad you could find the cup for a more reasonable price. I very rarely order anything from ebay or such; except for Amazon for books. I guess I just wait till something comes my way, like providence. But then, here in Van or in Oxfordshire, I guess that's an easy thing. Happy New Year! Welcome year of the wood horse. Are you excited for it? I am. I think it's going to be a fantastic year. :) Big hugs.

  8. Hello Felicity, I am so happy to see you again for tea! Yay!!!
    Your cup today is a vintage beauty! I would be thrilled if I had it in my collection. There is something about the rose style and the cup shape that is pleasingly vintage. Your treat on the pretty plate looks wonderful too : )
    I have bought off Ebay, but rarely. I usually find cups when I travel and stop by large antique malls. You might get lucky and even have the choice of two cups! lol! But you are right. When I am in Canada or England, I have an easier time finding vintage tea cups, especially in charity shops. So I wait until I travel. And...somehow, on a trip one gives oneself the luxury of buying these kinds of treats! lol!