It seems like I have a bunch of different "reader' audiences. Not everyone reads all my books. Not everyone reads my blog posts. Not everyone sees my Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter posts. That's a lot of people to juggle.
Something fun I do on my Lorraine Facebook Author Page is share pictures of teacups. I have a fascination with English tea and the beautiful china that goes with it. So I thought for a while I'd share some pictures of my teacup collection. (Don't get bored, guys--afternoon tea is full of wonderful goodies.)
Unfortunately, I no longer have the first teacup from my collection, which my mother gave to me. The cleaning lady broke it and my heart. But this is one of the cups from a set that my grandmother gave me (when I was much too young to appreciate it). I think it's gorgeous. Sadly, not many of the cups survived the trip from England to the US and I have far more plates and saucers than cups. Since they're all hand-painted (and slightly different), there's no way to replace those broken cups. I have seen duplicates of the cup the cleaning lady broke -- however not since she broke it (a year ago). If I ever see it again, I'll certainly buy it for sentimental reasons.
I am such a sucker for brown transferware; I have loads of pieces of it (all mismatched, all unique, all beautiful). I admired this cup in an antique shop and my mother bought it for me. Isn't it lovely?
This is my oldest teacup celebrating Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. It was a Christmas gift from Mr. L. We'd seen it in an antique shop in Centralia, Washington. I think I stared at the price tag as much as the cup. It was too rich for my blood. Unbeknownst to me, upon our return home, Mr. L called the shop and bought the cup. It was the favorite gift that Christmas!
These are just a few of the cups in my collection.
I must admit, I am also a teacup hoarder. I buy them at yard sales to make sure they are loved, and then I find them new homes. Would there be interest in a teacup giveaway?
Let's talk about it!
Meanwhile, let's make Teacup Tuesday a regular post for a while and see what comes of it. Maybe I could share some tea recipes, too. Would you like that? Let me know.