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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Busy Tea Time Tuesday

This teacup is Japanese Lustreware . You can see why it has been given that name. Look at the luster and shine. You can see my reflection in the bottom of the teacup as I took a picture of it. I have a lot to do before I am ready for the Lake Lawrence Christmas Bazaar this weekend. I have been up later than usual finishing Wee Little Sheep, felted balls, yarns, weavings...as usual, I don't have half what I had planned ready for this bazaar.A cup of black tea helps bolster me for a few hours more work.I will listen to Christmas carols too, they help keep me in the mood for Christmas crafting. Look at how neatly these little sheep line up for me. Wouldn't it be nice if my real sheep would? I have 4 of these Lustreware teacups & saucers. Although they are a matching set, each one is unique in that the details show they were hand painted. They vary oh- so- slightly.The bottoms of the cups have no markings, but the saucer bottoms say "HAND PAINT, Made in Japan".
The pink sheep is for you Joni.
To see more teacups , tea settings, and 'all things tea', just click onto the names of the ladies listed below~now I must get back to work! I am looking forward to taking tea with these ladies during my breaks.

17 comments:

Mildred said...

The tea cups are so lovely Kathy. Hope you have great success at the bazarre.

Snap said...

Your lusterware is gorgeous. I love the little sheep! Too cute. Good luck.

Willow said...

They are so beautiful. Just love them. Good luck at the Bazarre.

Willow

Appleshoe said...

Oh your sheep!!! They are so adorable. What are they made of? So sweet. Happy Tea Cup Tuesday and take care.

Julie Harward said...

I love the tea cup with the swan, very pretty. But I am in love with your wee little sheep..they are so precious! :D

Marydon said...

G'morn Kathy ~ These teacups are very popular from the 1940/50s. Lustreware was very popular then. Now these beauties are coming into favor once again. I love Oriental designs. Yours is a very pretty teacup & worth about $20/25.

Love your little sheep, hope you have an enjoyable time at the bazaar & your pockets jingle.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Terri said...

Lovely lusterware cup and saucer! I have a few like it as well. They are so delicate.
Your sheep are adorable! I would bring one home with me if I saw them at a bazaar, maybe even 3! I hope your sale goes very well.
Hugs,
Terri

Anonymous said...

Thank you Kathy! Bailey will LOVE it and Emmie will love her yellow one!! By the way,I want to order a pin cushion as a Christmas present for a friend. Would you like me to run it through your website?

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
Your teacup is very pretty and I love the luster of it! Your tiny sheep are so adorable; all with such adorable little faces! Thanks for sharing and for joining me for tea. Hope you're having a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love your tea cup this week. Lusterware is so special. Your sheep are too cute! Have a wonderful week and great success! Blessings, Martha

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I adore your pink sheep! I think pink ones look super cute and adorable!.. and your lusterware teacups are just lovely!.. All the best at the Bazaar.

Pondside said...

I have a couple of luster tea cups and I prize them. Don't you feel elegant drinking from yours?
Your yarns and those little sheep are all so lovely - just went to your site and looked at the turquoise yarn. I'll have to look in my pattern books.

Sandra said...

Lusterwear! That's the name, couldn't remember and they are so beautiful.

Dolores said...

Good luck on the bizarre.... the little sheep are precious...and the tea cup is so pretty. You're one amazing lady!
Big hugs,

Daisy said...

I love those little sheep, Kathy. They are so adorable. Best of luck to you at the bazaar. I hope it goes very well for you. :-)

Paula said...

I love the teacup, Kathy- so very pretty. I let out a squeal when I scrolled down to the picture with all the little woollies in a row- that is sooo cute!
I hope you have a wonderful time and lots of success at the Christmas Bazaar!

Lady Katherine said...

I love the beautiful cups! So lovely! Oh, my heart is in the sheep! Adore them! I use to make little sheep, been a long time. I love yours! I would love to buy a few! Thank you and your sheep for joining me for Tea Time!