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Vintage Spode Fleur-Di-Lis Tea Cups

Hello everyone...  I hope you are all enjoying a restful weekend.  Here in the east coast, we are preparing for what seems to be pretty large storm.  I really hope that this storm is not as strongand devastating as they are predicting.    But we are taking it seriously...Please keep us in your prayers. To take my mind of the craziness of the storm, I decided to put together a few fall vingettes with some recent Ebay finds. Of course, vintage tea cups...I just can't get enough..  My passion for these pieces goes back to my teenage years.  These still give me enjoyment and I delight in their individual and intrinsic beauty, as well as in seeing them grouped and used for Tea or in a place setting. Today, I share my English Spode Copeland Tea Cups in the Brown Fleur-Di-Lis pattern circa 1940-1972.  I used a creamy white ironstone pitcher with roses, hand made crochet runner found at a flea market and scrapbook paper.

Roses and Tea Cups

I do have to admit that I have a little addiction for vintage dishes and tea cups.  I just can help myself.  I have a hard time passing up these captivating beauties that have been treasured and cherished for centuries and designed to inspire awe.  It is an appreciation for their simple beauty that keeps be scouting all sorts of places looking for these breathtaking treasures. Today, I am sharing a little vignette of mis-matched items.  Vintage Limoges Plates from France and Tea Cups purchased from Home Goods which I thought worked beautifully together.   They are not museum pieces by any means. They are utilitarian and meant to be enjoyed in our homes. As you admire the display of vintage plates and tea cups that I put together,  feel free to let the pieces tell a story of simple beauty and grace.      

Vintage Beauty

What is it about these beautiful vintage wares that capture our hearts and keep us wanting more.  My love for these treasures make me scout many antique shops, flea markets, thrift shops and garage sales looking for those perfect pieces.  I guess it is their timeless beauty, elegance and craftsmanship.   Or perhaps it is that they remind us of a more gentile time.  What ever it is, I am happy that many of these wonderful pieces have found their way to my home.  They are not just collectibles to me.  They are priceless gifts that connect us to the past and give us a glimpse of the sacred rituals of a more gracious and formal time. Today I am sharing a few beauties from my own growing collection.