First I have to give much love to my mr wonderful for running to the store for me this morning and getting me a card reader so that this and many more posts would be possible :) Thank you papi! te quiero mucho :)
I had to take all my "beautiful" pictures again cause...goober that I am...I forgot to use a flash and at 11 pm apparently I need one lol I hope you enjoy my first try at new pictures...these are all me...can't blame anyone for my booboos....so be nice lol I promise I will keep practicing and I am even going to read my manual so that I can actually know what the thingys on my camera are for :)
Like I said in my earlier post today, the lovely Mira of Belle Blanc is having an active giveaway...you get to share you favorite cup and let her know you are participating, she will then visit everyone and then choose her favorite... I might be too late to have a chance to participate in the actual giveaway....but I still wanted to participate because I think it is such a lovely idea :) Go visit her blog and see who else is participating...
These are some of my favorite cups, I started collecting cups & saucers with roses on them when I was 13, starting at my neighbors yards sales...I think I have about 50-60 sets and maybe another 30 just cups and I can honestly tell you most were in the dollar or under price range :) although when I got older and my tastes got into the prettier ones...the prices weren't so pretty...still I tried to keep it under $5-7 :) My favorites are the tiny ones...I love tiny things...but that is for another post :)
The littles came out to play Vanna White and show off some of my lovely cups for you...To give you an idea of how small some of my cups are, the lil bebe dolls are about 2 1/2 in. tall whenever I take out my tiny lil bebe dolls, my daughter says this to me..."they're coming to take you away..ha! Ha!, they're coming to take you away" cheeky lil munkey isn't she :)
Doesn't everything look better under glass...always makes me smile...
excuse all my stuff on the table I was also taking pictures of some thriftin treasures :)
This is my everyday cup...made of china and has my very own cheeky lil munkey given to me by my cheeky lil munkies :) sorry for the picture quality...I took this late last nite...no flash.
But of all my cups...I must confess...I have only one that is my most favorite & treasured cup...it is this one below...it may not be gorgeous, with handpainted roses or some fru fru name on the bottom...although I gotta admit...I love those fru fru names especially of far away places :) This lovely little cup is one of my most treasured possesions and if we were to have a fire or an earthquake, I would make sure it is one of the things that I take with me when I ran out the door...see it has a beautiful history...it belonged to my great, great grandma and she gave it to my uncle when he was a lil boy...he died when he was 3 years old of an illness that in those days killed so many...my mama thinks maybe a common cold he was the eldest of 10 children...but my mama and I figured that this lil treasure of ours is over 100 years old and it comes from Germany...My great, great grandma bought it with her and it was her favorite cup....see I think I shared that before...I am kind of a lil mutt...I am Mexican, Italian, German & Spanish all that wrapped up in a 5ft 4in American package :)
Isn't she beautiful..her history still can bring me to tears...
This is a close up...notice all the dirt and cracks...I haven't been able to bring myself to clean it, I am so afraid to break it or damage it even more...all the petals from the little flower have long since broken off...But I think she is more beautiful and more valuable than any of the beautiful cups I have collected in my lifetime so far :) My mama and aunts gave this to me, trusting me to be the care taker of many of our families heirloom treasures....aren't I blessed to be trusted so....I think I am :)
Now, that I have shared my favorite & most treasured cup with you, make sure you hop into the Cinderelli coach and go see everyone else favorite cup post too and enjoy them as much as I have...just don't be a goober like me...and forget to leave a comment...I know...my bad :) Now I need to go revisit everyone and tell them what I think of their lovely cups...cause you know in my world...my opinion matters lol
Mira, thank you so much...I am so excited because this is my first time participating in something lovely like this in Blogland :) Grazie!!!