I fell in love with the idea of collecting old teacups years ago when I attended a dear friend's bridal shower. A long time friend of the bride's family gave the bride part of her own teacup collection she had started when she was a young women. This family friend had known the bride for many years, since the bride was a little girl, so she chose to give a gift which held great sentiment.
As the bride opened up the gift bag, pulling out each set of carefully wrapped cups and saucers, the ohhhs and ahhhs from the onlookers became more and more excited. After the bride had unwrapped all 6 sets and placed them in a row on the table in front of her, applause erupted and there were tears in the eyes of everyone present. This gift came from the heart and had profound meaning. This gift was far more precious than anything purchased from a department store. This women wanted the bride to have part of something she treasured very deeply. This gift simply said..."I love you."
This first teacup was my grandmother's...my mom gave it to me when I decided to start my own collection.
The teacup on the top in the above picture was one of the six in the collection my friend received the day of her bridal shower...she gave it to me on my wedding day!
The cup and saucer with the clovers was given to me by yet another dear friend. It was once part of her own mother's collection and she bestowed it upon me because she knew how much I love teacups and collecting them.
And my newest addition...