Pre-mug Mystery

The mystery and the magic with teacups is that even when served with cookies or fine sandwiches with white bread or even cakes with piles of frosting, the repast is nourishing and calorie free.

The mystery and the magic of serving tea in teacups, or even cocoa or milk, is that little tomboy girls who just came in from a romp in the hay bales, looking for newborn kittens, are tamed to the point that they might be mistaken for ladies.

Gifts for Christmas and birthdays and special special days–a tradition long forgotten–mother of pearl, flower crested, ones with too tight handles fill the china cabinet and remind me of the pre-mug days of mystery and magic.

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14 Responses to Pre-mug Mystery

  1. Very pretty. I have grandmothers and my own wedding dishes with their dainty teacups. I like coffee in mine. πŸ™‚

  2. Grr… I forgot the apostrophe in grandmothers. I only have one set from one grandmother. :/

  3. tootlepedal says:

    Freshly ground and made coffee can only be drunk from a cup. Mugs are no use at all.

  4. reinkat says:

    Using my teacups! What a concept! I think I will, because you are right. I have one that almost matches the last photo. My mother in law’s old teacup collection, forgotten in the hutch downstairs. Some of the cups are even gilded with gold. What a lovely, elegant way to enjoy an afternoon.

  5. dorannrule says:

    I have an English friend who has real grown up tea parties and uses a beautiful tea set she found in an antique store. Some people just seem to do things with elegance and charm! You may be one of these.

  6. You have a cabinet full of these works of art? They’re gorgeous. I have one set of cups and saucers that I found at a thrift store and only dream about having more. Oh, please, please put them to use.

    • I will have to use them to have tea with my granddaughter. Raising 4 boys didn’t call much for teacups. πŸ™‚ They did break one, however, playing balloon ball in the house.

  7. Mona says:

    Hmm… I have a few odd teacups and matching saucers, as well as a complete tea set from a friend in China …… but coffee drinker that I am, I stay with my heavy, thick coffee mug. I like the weight of it in my hands and I like the way it keeps my coffee hot. HOWEVER, it might be a nice change to bring out the dainty cups and saucers now and then. Hmmm…..

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