Starting an Antique Teacup Collection!

Do you love antique teacups? I know I do, there is just something so special about drinking a wonderful cup of tea from a cup that was crafted so long ago.

"Was it used daily, rarely, or had the unfortunate fate of sitting at the back of a shelf…"

I often ponder how it was made, was the factory full of people and designers? Did they have a good life? What were they thinking about when they were holding the cup? Then where did it go? Was it a gift or something someone purchased for themselves, was it handed down? Was it used daily, rarely, or had the unfortunate fate of sitting at the back of the shelf, never to have a hot liquid poured into, or lips tentatively touching the rim, or have the pleasure of causing such joy to its owner.

Jann (white woman with shoulder length brown hair of medium build) wearing a white knee length dress and pink converse shoes, is holding a yellow teapot in one hand with three stacked turquoise teacups and a yellow teacup in the other, pretending to pour tea into them and smiling at the camera.  She is standing in front of a large brown four level cabinet with the glass doors open and showing many turquoise teacups inside with yellow tea ware on the top of the cabinet.

Here’s part of my Aynsley teacup collection:

It’s forever growing of course, because they are like chips… you can’t just have one.

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