Even though I have a lot of teacups, I don't think of myself as a teacup collector. Up until recently I've never focused on any particular type of teacup. One of my friends collects teacups with violets or ivy on them. Another with pink roses, but I had no criteria except liking it.
Since I'm trying to downsize, however, going forward I'm only going to purchase black and white teacups with gold trim.
I decided to share my small collection today. I'm having two ladies for Afternoon Tea this Monday, and I'm trying to decide whether to use a black tablescape or a fall tablescape. I'll let you know which one wins out.
I saw three black teacups at Pennsylvania antique stores recently, but because I purchased the soup tureens and ramekin I passed on them.
Below is the teacup I purchased on my recent visit to Mackinac Island. It's a Tuscan.
~ A Salisbury ~