Monday, March 25, 2013

BLACK AND WHITE TEACUP

I was looking for a nice cup and saucer to share with you today that I hadn't shared before and came across this unique one, a Eugene Trost for Upsala Ekeby from Sweden. It's not very Easter-y however.

 All of my cups and saucers belonged to my grandmother who collected them. I had not shared this one before because it didn't fit the "pretty" category. I wondered why someone had even given this to my grandmother as most of her cups and saucers were gifts and this wasn't" pretty". Though it WAS unique. Maybe they bought it was because she was Swedish and this cup was from Sweden.

                                              Can you guess the name of the pattern?
                                                                            Yup, it's Zebra.

I guess I'll plop down here in the family room ( aka husband's man cave ). The cup looks cute in here, don't you think? This room has a lot of black and natural "color" in it but I'm working on adding more bright color. It needs a make-over and brightening up.  My husband picked up this old vintage phone which weighs a ton to pick up so I mostly try to avoid answering it.


Even though this is the place where my husband hangs out ( man cave ) I still sneak some vintage pieces in, here and there, like this end table/cupboard.




                               But he still has his BIG SCREEN TV and VCR and DVD players!


                                         Yeah this room is definitely my next big make-over project! It's not really as dark as it looks with these black pieces. You'll have to wait to see the whole room when I do the make-over.

But I DID look up my cups on the internet to find out more information. I was surprised to find them on eBay selling for $600 for four sets! Wow! Does that mean my little Zebra cup and saucer might be worth $150? But alas, it's not for sale. It will just be passed down to my daughter.




I'm joining Teacup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
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                    Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
                     Bernideen's Tea Time Blog

38 comments:

  1. I've never seen a teacup like that before. Very unique and it looks great in the "man cave." I love the end table!
    - Lauren

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    1. Thanks, Lauren,

      I purchased the end table at a vintage shoppe.

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  2. You're right, Sandy, your tea cup is unique and one of those items that I'm sure will be among the sought after antiques of the future. I think it falls under the category of art pottery of the 20th century, so lucky you to have inherited it!!!
    Thanks for sharing this special set.
    Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks! It's fun to have something a bit different.

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  3. I would have thought that it was valuable. It is really unique and fits right into that room - unless someone drops the phone on it. Thanks for sharing it as it is so unusual!

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    1. That phone could kill it's so heavy! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I love black and white and this teacup is certainly well named! Such fun in the man cave with a rotary phone! Happy Tea Day!

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    1. It Does have the Zebra strips! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I do love that B/W cup. Spectacular! I have several of those rotary phones. Do your's work? I've bought a couple transformers so a couple of mine do work. I love the old ring! Have a lovely day Sandy. :)

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    1. Yes, we DID get our rotary phone to work. It rings LOUDLY! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. WoW! I love that cup and saucer! Never seen one like it!
    ~Donna~

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  7. WOW! That is one beautiful tea cup, soo very different from anything I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing. Martha

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  8. What a lovely cup! It is very stylish for it's time frame. It looks amazing with your decor. Zebra is a perfect pattern name for it. How cool!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  9. Wow, I have never seen a cup so graphic and striking as this! I actually like it despite it not being 'pretty'- it has it's own charm. I think it would look fabulous mixed with some black ad white toile cups or black and white polka dot cups. On a black and white themed table you could add either a pop of red, pink or yellow and have a stunning look. Thanks for sharing this unusual cup.
    Happy Easter :)

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  10. Sandy ... thanks for stopping by for tea. Wow this is a very unique teacup and saucer .. though it goes brilliant with that phone and vintage piece. It would be wonderful to discover how that teacup came to your grandmother and what how the gifter came to choose it. Happy Tuesday...xo C.(HHL)

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    1. I'm going to ask my Mother who gave it to her and if there is a story behind it!

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  11. Just great, it looks so "retro" and with the black and white, zebra teacup and saucer from your grandma, what a treasure! Thank you for your sweet and kind visit. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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    1. Yes, it DOES look kind of retro! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. A very unusual cup and saucer and the Zebra mark on the back is very fitting. The black and white is definitely a nod to the Zebra coloration! Glad your grandma had such a great collection to pass on to your daughter! Happy Easter!

    Pam

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  13. An absolutely stunning teacup and saucer! What a treasure!

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  14. Yes, it is a very unique teacup and looks great in the man cave. What a treasure the cup is! How nice to pass it down to your daughter.

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  15. Hello there Sandy,

    Your Teacup is so very, vibrantly black and white, fresh and stunning. I especially the crispness of love black and white decor and also dish ware. Very nice that you will have the chance to you share this heirloom daughter.

    Have a marvelous week and a blessed Easter.

    Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

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    1. Thank you Wanda Lee... Blessings to you also!

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  16. Pretty cool cup! Nice to know it's a keeper either way, huh? We retired our vintage phone when we retired our land line. I used to hate to hear it ring. Now I miss a regular ring tone. Go figure. Anyway, both look sensational in that room!

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    1. Haha That phone DOES have a loud annoying ring! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. It is a dramatic cup, and so appropriately named. I know quite a few people who would love the cup & saucer. Your husband's man cave looks like a place most men I know would love and I think they'd even love to drink coffee or tea from that cup.

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  18. What an interesting cup, you're so lucky to have so many treasures that belonged to your grandmother. Family pieces are so precious!!

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  19. Hi Sandy,
    Your grandmother's cup is indeed dramatic and looks wonderful in your hubby's 'man cave.' Love the vintage phone! Thank you for sharing and coming to my tea party. Have a beautiful Easter.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  20. Hi Sandy,
    your Zebra cup is pretty in its own way. It fits perfect in the room. It looks as if Eugen Trost was a star designer, because that design is often found by google. What a treasure to have it. Thank you for sharing and for your visit and the kind comment on my blog.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  21. Love that cup especially the photo of it with the old telephone. Very cool.
    Have a great trip with your happy toes.
    Ruthie from:http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

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