I have been away for a couple of days visiting my mom and dad, both in their mid eighties, and it struck me, that even in her advanced years, my mom remains such a gracious lady. Her home is beautiful and immaculate and she still goes to such trouble with all the little touches, like making sure there are flowers in the guest room and always serving tea in pretty fine bone china cups on a tray with all the trimmings.
It seemed fitting then to do this post on T is for Teacups...inspired by my mother, who loves pretty china, pink flowers and a refined way of life.
Aside from being used for tea, there are a myriad of other ways you can use your pretty china teacups.
Here they are filled with delicate little flowers and used as decoration for a spring lunch.
They are the perfect container for a single bloom....
....or to grow a herb or small plant.
They work very well as receptacles for those bits and pieces that clutter up your dressing table....
...and they make the prettiest containers for candles.
They work beautifully for serving a special desert.....
.....or a beautiful cupcake.
Why not start your own collection of mismatched teacups? They make great gifts too.
Well, I am slowly winding down to the end of the alphabet. The next post will be U for "uncertain ????", -stay tuned.
Till next time
Images: 1. Tumblr, 2. Pinterest, 3. Decorare, 4. Coffee House Discussions, 5. Tumblr, 6&7. Roses and Rust, 8. Pinterest, 9. Roses and Rust, 10. The Inspired Room, 11. Pinterest, 12. Matters of Style, 13. Unknown, 14. Pinterest, 15. Love and Lavender, 16. Wedding Cupcakes.org, 17-20 Tumblr, 21 Vogue via Zsa Zsa Bellagio 22. Not on the High Street