Monday, July 5, 2010

Teacup Tuesday

Aloha to you all;
I hope everyone one had a wonderful July 4th celebration! Here in Hawaii there's always several fireworks' displays throughout the island. But we love every little excuse to have family over to celebrate anything.
Okay, tomorrow is Teacup Tuesday, and I vowed to participate, so I'm posting it today. I have two cups to share, one modern island style and one from the past.

This is, obviously, my island-style tea for one. There is a licensing company here in Hawaii that have a selected variety of artists that produce beautiful useful artwork, this is one of them.This particular set was given to me by a dear friend, Elena. I love using this when I'm home alone and I want to pamper myself with a cup or two of tea. I love the leaf effect of the saucer; can you tell I love nature.

This lovely piece, I bought about 20 years ago for my mother. I was visiting one of my s-i-ls on the mainland and of course I go antique hunting. Not that I know much about antiquing, I just buy what moves me. But I saw this, with all its worn gold edges on the saucer and floral motif inside the cup, I fell in love with it and I knew my mother would love it too. My mother  transitioned about a year and a half now and I was lucky to have this back. Though I don't use it, I remember her when I see it.
Thank you Terri and Martha for having Teacup Tuesday.


  1. Those are two very lovely teacups and such lovely memories to go with both. Take care.

  2. i love the tea for one set. it's so nice to have artists do the design. the tea cup you found for your mother is very special.

  3. Those are definitely beautiful teacups! What a great way to remember your Mom! Take care!

  4. Really beautiful sets! The island design is just perfect for the summer and conjures up images of swaying palm trees and soft breezes. The vintage cup is so well used and loved and I am sure the memories alone make this a very prized cup and saucer, thank you for sharing!
    Tina xo

  5. Hello :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your very sweet comment! I love both cups you have shared with us :) Your first, the tea-for-one most definitely has an Island feel and quality, and your 2nd is quite lovely, love the sweet pretty florals inside of the cup!

    Happy Teacup Tuesday!!

    Warmest, Brenda

  6. Aloha Creative Grammie!

    What a fun selection you chose for Teacup Tuesday!! Part of the fun of collecting teacups is the variety available in so many styles!
    Yours are both so different and both so pretty!! A tropical and chic mix!
    And what a special golden treasure you now have to share a cup of tea and "visit" with your Mom :-)
    Hugs and Smiles,

  7. Hi Grammie! Your two tea cups are beautiful and each one is so unique. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment! I don't get many like that one!! We are similar in age and I'm a Capricorn as well! Thanks also for becoming a follower. I'm doing the same! :)

  8. Hi: What a beautiful set of tea cups. I think the first one is my favorite. I have never seen one like that. Thank you so much for sharing your treasures with us. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  9. Your cups are very pretty. Especially the Royal China one. It must be a bit old because it doesn't say where it was made. So maybe before 1920? It is so lovely with all the gold on it.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  10. Thank you for visiting my blog today.

    Both of your teacups are gorgeous. The tea for one set is so unique. LOVE the bright colors.

    The gold teacup is so very elegant. I can see why you just had to have it.

    Blessings to you,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  11. It is always fun to meet a new blogger. Was there any special meaning behind your name? My mother wanted a boy, she was going to name him Warren, so Werna it is. Wayna has a sweet island sound, I like it. I have always wanted to visit your state. Loved the tea cups and so glad you were able to get the one that you gave your mom back, great treasure.Thanks for stopping by my "porch". BE BLESSED

  12. Both are so pretty, and so unique! The tea-for-one is really nice!

    Thanks for sharing!


  13. Oh my goodness! These are truly BEAUTIFUL! Wow! Thank you for sharing these pictures and stories. They all have so much "feeling" when you look at them. I love it!


  14. Hi there,

    Thanks so much for visiting and for the birthday wishes! I really had a nice weekend.

    I love that teapot/teacup combo and that vintage gold plated teacup is pure elegance.

    I'm not linked to Teacup Tuesday but I've got an interesting post for Outdoor Wednesday! :0)
    Drop by when you are out and about.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Stephanie ♥

  15. Hi Grammie! Thank you for stopping by my blog! What a cute "tea for one" you have! Looking at you blog makes mt think i should paint some hibiscus!
    Aloha! :)

  16. Aloha! You have some lovely tea things! I love your gorgeous hibiscus teapot.

    I love your blog too! We love Hawaii and try to visit there as much as we can. You are so lucky to live there!

    Best wishes,

  17. I like both of your pretty cups. That tea for one is such a nice green and the hibiscus flower is great. The vintage cup is a beautiful keepsake from your Mom.

  18. Love your tea for one set but what made my heart stop is the gold tea cup and saucer!! OMG!! It is gorgeous beyond belief!! And quite my style!!
    I just loved visiting you!!

  19. I love the tea pot/cup for one so pretty and bright! love the leaf for the saucer.

    And more delish pretty china & gold plate too

    Love Dawn xx

  20. Your gold tea cup is really precious,beautiful and elegant!
    Thank you very much for your visit,meeting you has been a pleasure


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