Sunday, February 6, 2011

~3 Legged Tea Cups Part One~

 One of my passions is collecting tea cups and tea pots, but my most favorite tea cup to collect is the  three legged tea cup. They are just so sweet and have such a charm about them.
 My sister Margo and I have been collecting them together (its a sister thing) Margo's collection is so pretty, and they are different than mine.
 We often go antiquing together and its always so fun to see who will spot the first three legged tea cup.
Many times we will go antiquing with our Mom and Dad and you know who usual will spot the first three legged tea cup..Yep its Dad!
Gary and I stopped by an estate sale a few weeks ago and he found one three legged tea cup for me..its always so exciting to find one, its like finding gold..well to us girls who love tea cups that is.
Since this post will be photo heavy I will show you my sweet little tea cups in two posts.
I recently meant Tracie from Fishtail Cottage, she also loves  three legged tea cup like me. I told Tracie I would post them for her to see, so Tracie this post is for you.

Stay tuned for part two of  the three legged tea cup post.
Enjoy your week  and know I'll be thinking of you all until we visit again.

I have linked up with Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage for her Tea Time Tuesday. Please stop over at Sandi's and see all the lovely tea cups. 



Fishtail Cottage said...

Oh, Elizabeth......i so love this post! I can appreciate you collection so much - i think your pansy set is my favorite - never seen anything like it! If you ever find a "duplicate" that you think i might like, please let me know! xoxo

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

What a beautiful collection! I love it! My favorites are the ones with pink roses. I'm looking forward to see the second part. Come and visit my blog for more teacups.
Have a blessed day!
~*~ Wendy ~*~

Tracy said...

Such a pretty collection! I have one of these, I'll be waiting to see if you have it when you post part 2!

Deb said...

Such pretty tea have an amazing collection! I collect vintage Ball Mason jars and it's always fun to find another one to add to my cllection too! ~Deb~

Vee said...

What a lot of beauty and variety! Do you have a favorite? I was trying to figure out mine, but it's impossible; although, that filigree plate one is pretty special.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a beautiful collection!! They are all so beautiful....don't know which one I like best. how fun u have a sister to go antiquing with!

Claudia said...

These are simply beautiful, Elizabeth! I love teacups and I certainly haven't seen many 3-legged ones! Yours are stunning.


Simply Me said...

I love your dishes, so beautiful !! Love the pink !!!

Beverly said...

Oh my! You do have a lot of those little beauties. And this was only part one...looking forward to seeing the next part.
I had one once but can't remember what happened to it, but I will have a new appreciation for them when I spot one now. Yours are beautiful.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I also collect teacups...and just discovered I only have one with the three legs! I don't really collect teacups...I just have some that I have accumulated over the years...but never really go out looking for them in particular...

I must go back and look to see if you have the one I have... :)
they really ARE beautiful..

Visits With Mary said...

Your collection is beautiful, thanks for sharing. I have enjoyed my visit.

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth! What a beautiful collection of tea cups and saucers you have! Just so pretty!
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melinda said...

Have not seen these before.
Very pretty.

It was good to see you at Dreaming!


Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Hi Elizabeth, Your tea cup collection is amazing!
Its so fun that you and your sis collect them!
{Makes gift giving even easier} :-)
My tea cups are still packed from the move...we have some renovating to do before I unpack all of my pretties! Until then I will just enjoy yours!

Thank you for sharing,
Hugs, Dolly

Rebecca Nelson said...

You know what my friend...there isn't ONE of the teacups that I wouldn't put in my home. I absolutely love them all. The daintier the better in my book. Gorgeous collection.

Thanks for visiting and for your sweet always bless me!


Dawn said...

Thank you for your encouragement Elizabeth.

I didn't even know of three legged tea cups. Your collection is so beautiful. I saw the clean house episode with your niece today. I think it's wonderful.

asiadeli said...

I love reading your posts,very interesting collections. Start following you. Please visit my blog and do follow and leave a comment there....really appreciate it. Thanks. Have a great day

Julie Marie said...

Hi Elizabeth, so happy you found my blog as now I have found your beautiful one!... Yes, I too love three footed teacups!... Tracie and I, and now I see you, all have the same violet one! How fun! Your collection is just stunning!... makes me want to run right out and treasure hunt today!... I know what you mean about the sister thing, my little sis and I do exactly the same things as you and your sister do... I also love the color red!... I did a post a while back called "Home is Where the Heart Is"... I love the name of your blog too! Signing on as a new follower... will catch up on our older posts soon, as you saw, I have a new pup that is wanting my attention right now!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Tracie is a doll!

Julie Marie said...

That was supposed to saw will catch up soon on "your" older posts ... sorry, I type really fast, I should really proofread my comments!... xoxo Julie Marie

Vickie said...

Wow, girl you DO have some tea-cups! I like them, too, but I don't think I have any with 3 legs. I'll have to be watching for some now! I think my favorite is the one with the pansies - I love pansies!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

What a beautiful collection. I think that I may have one teacup with the legs. Now I have to go check. I will try to send you a pic of it. I just was at Fishtail Cottage today for the 1st time and I saw her cups.

Monica said...

Dear Elizabeth,
... I've never seen one in my whole life!!!!!!! Oh they're so charming! Thanks for sharing your wonderful collection.
Love to you,
Monica xo

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Ok girl....I posted my one and only cup. So sad....but I am determined NOW to correct that situation...should I say thanks????
Come and peek if you get a chance...

Jenna said...

Hi Elizabeth! Thank you for stopping by for a visit...Your collection is magnificent! you have so many and each one is just gorgous, they have so much detail. I enjoyed looking at each one but I can't pick out a favorite. Do you have a favorite one? or one there is a special story behind?...have a sweet day! hugs, Jennifer

Bernideen said...

wow - what a collection you have! Many from the 50's- so beautiful!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

OMG!! You are killing me here with that "to Die For" collection!! Each one was more beautiful than the next!!
I am so very jealous!!
LOVE them all!


Miss Jean said...

I didn't know there were so many three legged cups. I have one lone cup without a saucer. My philosphy is that if you have one of something, that is a collection! The hunt begins!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Elizabeth,
You have the most amazing collection of three footed teacups! I LOVE the pink one! I just won one and I'll be sharing it soon. Thanks for sharing yours and for coming by for tea.


Martha said...

I love your tea cups -- I've never noticed the three legged ones before!

Zaa said...

Your collection is stunning... I have afew, three footed cups but never knew there were so may varieties...and you have them displayed so beautifully ... Funnily enough, my passion is teacups and teapots too... I wonder what that means...that we like to drink tea or serve it or that we once 'teapots' in another life ( Ha Ha) ... Lovely post, Elizabeth xoxox

Julie said...

Hi Elizabeth. Have you ever come across another of the pink and gold tea cups that appear second in your list here? I dropped my saucer today and it smashed to smithereens. Love to hear if you've found a place I can order another.

With thanks from another three-footed-tea-cup-lover,

Julie (in Ottawa, Ontario)

Amber Maureen said...

What an amazing collection! Reminds me of my mommy, too! I love GG's gloves! Never saw those before! What a treasure from your Grandma! She was a proper lady!

Love you!

LubbyGirl said...

Loved these! I've been looking for 40 years for a cup like the one of my grandmother's that got broken by a stray cat jumping in the window of my bedroom (there was no screen and the duplex backed up onto an alleyway). It was shaped much like your #14 and 15, but with pink floral top and a gold crosshatch design on the bottom, and the crosshatch on the rim of the saucer. I've been searching the internet lately. I come across some lovely cups, such as yours (one of which I actually have, near the last of your series of photos).

For The Love Of Design said...

I have quite a few I was saving them for my Grandaughter but I feel they will just get rid of them. Running out of space