Hi everyone, hope your week has been a good one so far.
It's been a long time since I've shared with you my vintage tea cup collection, so I'm sure that many of you haven't seen it before.
Since I've been having major blogger block for the past week (does that happen to you?)
I thought I'd share it again!
And, I've been busy working on spring cleaning projects around the house, and finally got around to the tea cups last week. So now that everything is all sparkly, I can show you the collection!
It's been gloomy here for the past few days at the chateau, but I did manage to snap these pics this morning, just had to lighten them up a bit:)
Anyway, we have a large expanse of wall in our dining area, which really needs something that makes a statement.
Plus we need to have something to detract from that
God awful ugly large a/c vent which you see above the tea cups!
The tea cups actually belonged to hubby's mother. He designed and built her the cabinet, backing it with a mirror to not only reflect the pretty tea cups, but reflect light as well.
When she passed away, he inherited the collection.
Hubby gave her many of the tea cups, which he picked up on various travels (this was before I came on the scene!).
Here is an overall view of our dining area. It is one large room, which includes our living room.
I think the collection is perfect for the space.
Since there isn't a glass front to the cabinet, it is a real dust catcher.
Cleaning it means taking each and every cup and saucer down and washing and drying them by hand.
And dusting and polishing the cabinet and mirror backing, of course!
But, I think it's well worth the work!
I like to place my very favorite tea cups on the lower shelves. There are 36 in all. That is alot!
Here are a few that I especially love.
Isn't this one below pretty? I love the pedestal that it sits on, and it just feels oh so French to me in design!
Lily of the Valley is the flower of May, my birth month, so I especially love this beauty, below.
I think this lusterware cup and saucer below is just lovely! Isn't the cutwork on the saucer pretty?
And since wild violets have always been my absolute favorite flower, this cup and saucer below is also one of my very favorites!
I adore blue flowers, and think this forget me not cup and saucer is so sweet!
I think hubby did a great job designing and building the cabinet all those years ago.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!