Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tea Cup Tuesday ~

It's a dreary day here and I'm not able to get enough good light for my photos. I'm not going to let that stop me from joining in the Tea Cup Tuesday blog party at Terri's Artful Affirmations. She has some expensive beautiful tea cups posted this week that look like fine art paintings. Click here to visit Terri and other tea cup fans. 
My set of four tea cups were a gift from a friend long ago. I love the colors and the pattern, Blossom Time. I'm looking forward to the arrival of blossom time here but winter is only beginning for us. A hot cup of tea in one of these cups will transport me. 

I Have a question for all my tea cup collector pals. Is there a way to repair what I think might be called checking on bone china? I have a tea pot that has tiny lines on the base. I'm not sure how it happened, I had the pot for years and then one day I noticed the lines. I'd like to restore the pot if possible. 


  1. Hello Linda, your Royal Albert Laburnum cup is so very pretty! Yellow is one of my favorite colors for flowers on a cup, and this design is really lovely. The shape of the cup too is very pleasing. Thank you so much for sharing your cup from a friend.
    As for your tea pot, do you mean "crazing"? Tiny lines that are darker? Those can not be fixed as far as I know. I think crazing is only in the glaze and not in the actual pottery. Does it look like that?

  2. That's a lovely pattern. Spring will indeed come soon...we haven't even really had winter here in the Pacific Northwest yet, though! Happy TT.

  3. Linda , thank you so much for visiting me for tea today! You are sharing a wonderful beauty here. I too can't wait for spring and the beauty of nature it will blossom with! wishing you a happy Tea Tuesday!! see you soon.. xo HHL

  4. I have heard that called crazing and it has happened to various pieces of pottery I own. Not sure why, but I live in a very dry climate. I do believe it has something to do with the firing of the pottery in the process of forming and glazing. Lovely cup! Hope you are having a wonderful start to the New Year!

  5. Such a lovely cup and saucer, Linda! Thanks so much for stopping by and entering the giveaway...I am a new follower, too!

  6. Hi Linda,
    How absolutely beautiful this is!!! I have been missing keys on my computer, so it has made it so hard to visit everyone!!! Sending ((((hugs))) your way! XO Cindy

  7. Oh, yellow blossoms are very cheery on a dreary day and your pictures turned out fine. The teacups are very pretty. I have no idea how you wild remedy the "crazing" but I think it adds charm to the crazed pieces I have.

  8. I remembered reading this in a housekeeping hints book years ago, but I looked it up just to be sure my memory served me right.
    Fine, spidery surface cracks on your china may be able to be repaired with this simple trick. Place the cracked pieces gently in a pan of warm milk for half an hour. The cracks should disappear if they are not too deep.

    Read more: http://www.doityourself.com/stry/chinadishcare#ixzz1lTNdnjBr
    I copied it from the website. The article I read also stated that your china should be washed twice a year even if you don't use it. It did not say that in the article I just found. My book cautioned that letting it dry out too much could cause those fine lines, thus a twice a year bath is recommended. You will have to let me know if it worked!


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