Monday, October 29, 2012

If Teacups..........

........ could talk, what would they say.

Have you ever wondered what teacups would say if they could talk?  Would they tell you about their travels from.....


perhaps Germany or Japan

Would they tell you if they served tea to a Lady, a Duchess or maybe even a Queen?

Would your teapot tell you the secrets of it's past.  In the book If Teacups Could Talk by Emilie Barnes, she states -

For hundreds of years, "Come for tea" has been another way of saying, "Come, let's share a little bit of our lives together." Quietly and gently, this inviting phrase calls us out of ourselves and into special relationships with others

I have collected tea cups for many years now.  Some are new, some of old, some are just plain used.  Some were gifts.  And a few were inherited from a special friend who passed away.  

There are special memories with each teacup.  Memories of good times, and some painful times.  And yet, it isn't the teacup, or the tea that makes the time spent special.  It's what happens when you sit down and share your heart as you  pour a cup of tea, coffee, or lemonade.

If teacups could talk, I think what they would say is-

"Come and share a pot of tea,
My home is warm and my friendship's free."


Unknown said...

Can you imagine the words that have passed from lips that have gently sipped tea from these beauties.

G'morn sweet friend. You have such a beautiful selection of pinkies. I so remember G'ma Maggie teaching we girls 'how' to correctly drink STASH tea from her precious china.

Beautiful ...
Hugs & Love,

Stephanie said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your post and looking at your beautiful tea cups. Thank you for sharing!


Two Cottages And Tea said...

I often like to sit and wonder where my used teacups come from and what kind of home they were in. Your teacups are all so pretty and I'm so glad they have a good home with you! I also have the same book! Have a wonderful tea day!

Snap said...

What a lovely post! I love the idea of *listening* to my teacups and teapots. They really could tell tales!!! Happy Tea Day!

Kathy said...

It would be fantastic if teacups could talk....your teacups are quite beautiful - a lovely collection. Tea time has always been one of rest, relaxation and restoration - I am sure they'd speak often of comfort.
I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Yes, the gossip from years gone by that could be shared by our teacups. They bring friends closer together when we sit and chat over tea.
A lovely post.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jocelyn,
Your teacups are lovely and I'm sure they have many stories to tell. I have that same book and I really enjoy it. Thank you for your lovely post and have a beautiful week.


Cynthia said...

These tea cups are absolutely beautiful. Great collection.


sarita said...

All of Emilie Barnes' books are lovely. Her message is spot on.

Ruthie Miller said...

Yes! I wonder too and like to think of who may have enjoyed my old cups before me.
Your pink cups are Gorgeous!!!
Ruthie from:

KathyB. said...

Oh what a wonderful thought. To imagine who else might have sipped tea from my teacups, and what stories they had, what their lives might have been like.

I love your pink teacups !

Terri said...

Oh I have often wondered this myself! Some of our cups are old enough to go through two generations or more....imagine the different owners....
Your tea cups looks so lovely together, all in pretty pink! I am inspired to do pink now : )

Beth said...

I just love your pink teacups from the UK and France. You are so right about the truly precious side to sharing tea with friends.

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

I love your collection of pretty teacups. Beautiful post!


Linda Jennings said...

Great post!! Every teacup could tell a story.

Heritage Hall said...

Jocelyn dear ~ You convinced me....
Ordered the book immediately in preparation to entertain a beautiful woman of 100 yrs young with her 90 yr old "girlfriend" for
tea... can you imagine the talk by
the teacups when that lovely gathering is adjourned? Your tea cups are so beautiful and your blog a balm to the spirit always.
Bless you dear lady for sharing.