Three footed tea cups…
I started my tea cup collection shortly after my Grandmother died (13 years ago). I inherited her collection of look but don’t touch tea cups she always had displayed on her pine hutch. Amongst the mix of tea cups were a few that were different than the others. I found that was the year I started antiquing and realized how hard to come by these types of tea cups are to find. Which is why the hunt for them is so much fun! I’ve collected some, been gifted a few my collection has grown over the years. However, when we moved from our old house to this one, the mistake of putting them all in the same box happened. Now I don’t know which were hers & which are mine. It saddens me a little to not remember who’s is who’s, but then again – I don’t have the philosophy of look but don’t touch. If it is in my home….it should be used! We’ve had glorious tea parties big and small using all of my tea cups – with so much sugar cubes in the girls cups that the spoons had to come up for air from so much sugar. Good memories!!! Now they sit quiet on the shelf awaiting a tea party for anyone who asks!
Wanted to share my collection with all of you who in hopes you think of me whenever you see a tea cup with three feet!
It fascinates me that these cups had a life before me, curious where they are from & who had them, would love to know the stories they hold secret.
I love all the shapes & sizes of the cups & only purchase floral ones. In all my years of collecting, I’ve only duplicated a “find” once & broke one in the move…
Thank you for visiting & please share with me what you collect & why it fascinates you?
I have that yellow and gold one. It used to be my husbands grandmothers. I used to think it was really ugly, because it had no flowers on it. But, over the years have grown to love it, as it is one but few heirlooms we have.
Beautiful! we have some of the same tea-cups..
I have had so much company since Thanksgiving that I have not had a chance to visit..or even update my blog.
I left my camera at my daughters house over Christmas so I can't pictures, but I will soon and show you mine.
I wonder the same thing where they came from. I have the demi size three legged cup too.
I loved your post!!!
Happy New Year and big hugs, Elizabeth
I collect most things French, old and definitely chippy, rustic and always, romantic to my heart.
Happy week, Tracie!
What beautiful teacups...I don't remember ever seeing 3 legged ones but they are beautiful! That's too bad that you can't remember which are yours and which were your Grannies but that's not the important thing. It's that she started you collecting and that you think of her when you look at yours. I will certainly think of you if and when I ever see one! Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Happy New Year to you Tracie hope you had a good one & a fabulous Christmas
wat a wunderful cottage.
You Colektion is sooo sweeet.
I like ity.
greatings send you Conny
Happy Pink Saturday!
glad you've joined us for the teacup xchange ~
would you consider adding a link to your sidebar? any teacup picture with a link to my TeaCup Trade post will be lovely... many thx!
I have seen treee footed cups very seldom. You have a stunning collection of those beautys. Each niver then the next. How lovely that you inherited some of your Granny. She would have loved to see how you treasure her cups. Thank you for sharing. Have a nice time.
I have a three legged tea cop I brought online about 5 years ago. I use all of my collection except this one. I know it was special. Now I will have to do some research myself on it.
I will post a picture on my blog of my cup and any information I find on it.
Thank You for sharing your lovely collection.
Oh my, I feel like I have gone to teacup heaven! You have so many beauties with three feet! Each one is so lovely and I can't possibly choose a favourite. I'm glad you were able to get your grandmother's teacups! What fun you and your children must have with your tea parties! Thank you for joining my tea party and it's been a real pleasure to 'meet' you! I like your blog so much that I have become a follower. Wishing you a splendid day.
~*~ Wendy ~*~
Years ago when she was working her fist job, there was an antique store at the mall and my daughter bought me a the three footed teacup/saucer you have (6 from the bottom of the three footer page) I have always loved it and never have seen another 3 footer. The third from the bottom, the lovely shaded of roses is just stunning too. You have such a nice collection. Sorry, I know no history about the teacup I received, just love it instantly. Have a beautiful day.