Monday, November 22, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday

The Tea Cup I am sharing today is one that has traveled many miles.

My dear daughter brought this cup and saucer to me from Russia when she went on a missions trip during Christmas 2004.

The purpose of the trip was to serve and bring the Gospel to hundreds of "Pensioners".

The "Pensioners" are the retired school teachers whose lives changed at the end of the cold war. Once in a very honored position, they were now living with little. But once a year, a small group of young people would serve them a banquet meal, share God's Love and bring a little bit of cheer into their lives.

After sharing my beautiful Tea Set last week, I thought you would like to see the Tea Cup.

Please join me at these lovely tea parties -

Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday
Tuesday Tea for Two
Sandi's Tea Things Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Martha's Favorites

Wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

15 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

The tea cup is AWESOME!!! The blue sure caught my eye! Love the scalloped edges..it's just lovely!
Happy Thanksgiving.
Warmly,
deb :)

Allie said...

That is too beautiful - and what a lovely mission!

Mildred said...

So very pretty and how special a gift from your daughter.

Diann said...

that teacup and saucer are just gorgeous! And what a wonderful keepsake to treasure! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Ruth said...

Hi Jocelyn... what a beautiful tea cup and saucer !!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such lovely teacup! precious!

Bookie said...

What a unique Blue and White...fantastic....

Marie said...

Beautiful vivid colors, beautiful shape and pattern. I like it!

Stopping by from Tea Cup Tuesday and happy Thanksgiving!
-marie

Deanna said...

Blessings to you.
Such a pretty cup and saucer! Beautiful blue.
Virtual Tea is just what the doctor ordered!

May you have a delightful Thanksgiving.
God bless,
d from homehaven

Johanna said...

Hello Joycelyn,
I think this is a tea cup made by Gzhel/Russia. Its is very nice, this bright cobalt blue is really eye catching. Nice idea to bring the Ghospel to the pensioners and I am sure they enjoyed it much. So your cup is a lovely souvenir from Russia. Thank you for sharing this outstanding cup.
Greetings, Johanna

Terri said...

That is a gorgeous tea cup and saucer! I love the blue and white design on it.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs,
Terri

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful teacup and saucer and what a special history behind them! I'm sure you will treasure them forever!

Have a wonderful day and a Happy Thanksgiving!

XO,
Jane

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely teacup! It reminds me of Delft Blue. I enjoyed the story you related and bless your daughter for ministering to the teachers! Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessings,
Sandi

mo said...

Hi, I am visiting you from Martha and Terri's Tea Cup Tuesday. Alot of wonderful minds thinking alike this week. (Gorgeous blue and white) How proud you must be of your daughter. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and it is nice to meet you. I am your newest follower. Mo

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

I agree with the ladies. Your teacup and saucer is just gorgeous.

I love the flowery thin on it. Very romantic.

TY for the story about your daughter's trip in Russia. It isn't far from where I live.

Happy Mid-week & Thanksgiving Day ahead.
/chie