Tea time beauty...

I found this beautiful tea cup and saucer in a little shop one afternoon browsing with friends. It was the only dish in this pattern. I have a special affinity for orphan tea cups, so naturally I brought it home. The pattern reminds me of autumn ~ it's the mixture of orange and blue, with that little bit of green thrown in. Even though summer is really just getting started where I live, I find myself already looking forward to fall, my favorite season. I can just imagine enjoying a nice tea break with this lovely cup and saucer ~ and a few cookies, of course.
Today I am linking to Tea Cup Tuesday, Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday and Tea Time Tuesday. Please stop by and visit our lovely hostesses for a little more tea time beauty.


  1. I love teacups!

  2. That's a wonderful cup! I can see why you bought it. It has the same color as Imari and is so attractive.

    And I'm ready for fall, too!

    Happy Tea Time Tuesday...


    Sheila :-)

  3. oh, what a lovely cup and saucer! Great find!

  4. That is a lovely cup and saucer, Bella! So pretty. Glad you could come to tea today!

  5. Good choice! The cup is beautiful. Thank you for always sharing such beautiful treasures. Blessings, Martha

  6. It really is a gorgeous color...and you found the cup with the saucer, is actually remarkable!

    (I too love fall!)

  7. You have a pretty tea cup with beautiful colors.Meeting you has been a pleasure

  8. I love your description of "orphan teacups". It fits! I like them too! They do need homes, don't they!


  9. Hi :) Beautiful Teacup! I am NOT looking forward to fall, that means all the leaves on our trees will be on the ground, and have to clean them up...then comes winter, which I hate, with all the snow and snowstorms :( My favorite season is Spring, with everything so fresh and new.

    Happy Teacup Tuesday to you!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  10. I'm with you ... bring on fall! Love this cup and saucer and good for you to give it a home. It is lovely.

  11. What a lovely tea cup. I have many "orphan" cups here as well. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  12. I like orphan tea cups too. Mason's makes some lovely patterns. I have a few and love them all!

    Susan and Bentley

  13. I just love the pattern and the colors of this sweet tea cup!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!


  14. Oh Bella that is so beautiful, I love the rich colors and intricate design, how precious and special! And the name "Mandalay" sounds so exotic, one would just have to have some tea that was imported from somewhere sultry. Love it!
    Tina xo

  15. Aloha Bella; That is a beautiful teacup set! You must have a gorgeous eclectic collection of teacups and teapots!
    I'm so glad I stopped by for a visit, thank you.

  16. Just a quick note to everyone ~ Blogger is having serious issues with comments today. It has the numbers wrong AND it is deleting some. I have lost a half-dozen on this post; my apologies to those who took the time to comment but their comments were deleted. It wasn't me, I promise. I read all the comments earlier today. Then, when I checked later, a bunch were missing. Hopefully they'll have this fixed soon.

  17. Your Mason's cup and saucer are beautiful with all their vibrant colors. Thank you for sharing with us today.

  18. What a pretty plate. Such an unusual print. I love it.

  19. That is a pretty teacup. I like the colors and wonderful pattern.

  20. The colours are so rich and vibrant,
    I love orphan teacups, this one is lucky to be with you.
    Thank for stopping by and sharing it with us,


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