alcune di voi già sapranno che tra le mie passioni (molte in verità) vi sono le tazze da thé in porcellana. Tre le mie preferite le porcellane inglesi (adoro il transferware!!!!!!!!!!) e quelle bavaresi.
Pur possedendo delle bellissime tazze inglesi molto antiche, questa sera ho deciso di fare la mia entrée nel Tea Cup Tuesday ospitato da Martha di Martha's Favorites immortalando una semplicissima tazza da te vintage della Arzberg il cui color crema, la forma rotondeggiante ed il decoro di delicatissimi boccioli di rose dai colori tenui ed invitanti hanno più di ogni altra attratto la mia attenzione per questa occasione speciale.
My dearest friends,
I decided to join the fun of Tea Cup Tuesday hosted by Martha of Martha's Favorites tonight. As you probably all know by now I have a passion for china in general, tea cups being my faves.
I simply adore English china (I have a thing for transferware!!!!!!!!!!!!) and own quite a number of mismatched, one-of-a-kind pieces - antique, vintage or simply new ones which I keep in my china cupboard just for the simple pleasure of looking at them time and time again, whenever in desperate search for beauty in my everyday. Age doesn't really matter when choosing to buy one cup rather than another, as long as I'm intrigued by the pattern - flowers decors being those I love most. However I must admit that I'm quite impartial to certain potters such as allertons, aynsley, paragon, roslyn, redfern & drakeford, just to name a few. Who wouldn't be, after all, when in front of marvellous collectors' cups from those wonderful days of old?
I also love Bavarian china and for today's occasion I decided to share a vintage cream colored Arzberg tea cup, sugar bowl and creamer which were a lucky find of 9 cups plus creamer and sugar bowl that I got from a secod hand store for less than 7 Euros. I fell in love with the chubby profile and clean curves of the set, the soft pale colors and inviting rose buds decor. It may not be one of my best sets and certainly not the most precious,
but I sure love it and thought it'd be the right one for my first entrée in this lovely weekly appointment.
***For more gorgeous tea cups do not forget to visit Martha @ http://www.marthasfavorites.com/ and the blogs of all the fabulous participants to this delightful event.
Although it's way past teatime in Italy, get your tea ready, grab your fave tea cup, make yourself comfy, curl up on your sofa, and enjoy your visits.
Until our next appointment, wish you all a most pleasant evening.