Monday, October 8, 2012


You can't have a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.  C. S. Lewis

This is my first time joining Teacup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites so I wanted to share my very first teacups. 

In the generation in which we got married, everyone picked out one set of every day dishes and one set of good china for special occasions.  My grandparents gave me my first  six place settings of  good china including a few serving pieces. I still am in love with this pattern.  It's English Wedgewood in the Florentine pattern. Even though I have changed our decor several times over the years I have always made sure it went with my navy, brown, light blue, and white china. Even our  Christmas dinner tablescapes are either mostly white or blue and white with silver thrown in.

Here's my special teacup with Fall decor in the back in brown and white and navy tablecloth.

 A closer view of the pattern.

Shown with blue hydrangeas to bring out the lighter blue with vintage brown cheese box in background.

Above is a Fall centerpiece made with white pumpkins and pinecones in a vintage cheese box. Maybe I'll use blue, brown, and white for my Thanksgiving table this year. Not your typical Thanksgiving colors but then again that's kind of typical of me.

Be sure and hop on over to Martha's Favorites to see more teacups.

Today I'm thankful for my grandparents and the Christian values they passed on.


  1. Hello Sandi!
    Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday! We are so glad to have you join in. Your tea cup is very lovely. What a fabulous design on the plate! I can see why you could fall in love with this one for a life time.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  2. It is truly a lovely pattern. So glad you did not tuck the china away and never use it. I'll try to do better with using my Mikasa purchased in the 80's. My older china was given to a daughter who probably hocked it for some goth jewelry. Sigh.

  3. Welcome to Tea Tuesday! Your English Wedgewood in the Florentine pattern is lovely. How lucky you are to have it and what sweet memories you must have of your grandparents. Happy Tea Day!

  4. Love your cheese box centerpiece and it all goes so well with your beautiful china...blessings...Pam

  5. Hi there! Thanks for topping by my blog, leaving a sweet comment AND becoming a follower :) Your tea cup is beautiful - thanks for sharing. I am now following you :)

    Blessings to you,

  6. That pattern is so beautiful, Sandy! I love the colors!...Christine

  7. Beautiful china. Treasured by the memories~who it came from, at a lovely time in your life and all the family dinners that were had on it. Also, the quality of Wedgwood made back then makes it special as well. I also have Wedgwood my husband and I picked out 36 years ago. It is Runnymede Dark Blue-similar to yours actually. Mine has flowers and a little pink scallop shell which I love. It looks great on pink, yellow or lavender cloths.
    Thanks for sharing > Happy to see yours.
    Ruthie from:

  8. Hello Sandy,
    Thank you for stopping by Tea Time. I'm always happy to meet another tea enthusiast. Your teacup is very pretty and thank you for sharing it with us. I would be happy to have you join my Pink Tea party next week. Hope to see you there and have a delightful week.



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