Monday, April 11, 2016

2nd full week of April


For this tea cup Tuesday I am sharing pictures of some tea cups and saucers that I saw at a Flea Market some time ago.  Because I can't buy every single cup and saucer I find I do at least like to take pictures to remember them by.
The cups and saucers for this week are ones I found all at one table.  
 This first set is a hand painted beauty.  It's mark says that it is from Occupied Japan.  If you want to know more about occupied Japan and what it means check out these sites.
  http://www.occupiedjapan.net/
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupation_of_Japan



Another interesting cup and saucer set is this one.  It is apparently one from Avon collectibles.  Unfortunately according to the mark on the bottom it is not useable for drinking tea, just for putting on a shelf and looking at it.



Here is a nice Royal Albert cup and saucer.  RA will always be my favorite bone china maker!  This one must have been older... it doesn't have the name of the pattern on it.  I think it is awfully pretty!


And finally here is a little, probably demitasse type, cup.  It was made in Japan.  
I have never seen the mark before. But the cup is very pretty.  I tried to find out about this type of china but never did.  Maybe someone else out there knows something about it.


Thanks for joining me for tea today and hope you visit all the other Tea Time blogs as well.

I have joined with the following Tea Cup Tuesday Tea Parties.

Hope you will visit them too.
Some may not be there from week to week but be sure to check.