Sunday, 5 February 2012
Favourite Tea Cups
Since I have been suffering with a bad cold lately, I have been drinking a lot more herbal tea than I usually do. When I am at my home in the country, I use my favourite lady's faces tea cups. I found this cup at a flea market in a nearby town, almost 20 years ago. It has a lot of cracks and I think it might be fairly old, especially with the style of lips and rouged cheeks. I call it my Lucille Ball cup.
One Christmas a couple of years after I acquired the Lucille Ball cup, my daughter Sarah gave me a Baileys gift set with a bottle of Baileys and this tea cup. She was very pleased to have found it because it looked so much like my Lucille Ball cup - winking the same eye, wearing a bow on the side (albeit a different colour), red lips, and so on - but definitely an updated version. This is my Baileys Girl cup.
Here are the girls, side-by-side. I don't use my Lucille Ball cup much anymore because I am worried she is old and fragile and I am trying to preserve her, so I usually drink my tea using my Baileys Girl cup. But it is great to have them both. They look like they have some secret they are just dying to tell, and it makes me happy just to see their faces.
Posted by Evlyn at 17:54