Friday, February 5, 2016

CHILDHOOD TEACUPS




I grew up in the 50's when it was common for little girls to collect demitasse cups and saucers.  I remember most every dime store sold these. They were mostly from Japan because this was the post World War II Era.  These came from my Mom and I kept them in a an old cedar chest.  



Forget Me Nots was a popular pattern.  Sometimes a few got broken along the journey of life and some show signs of very old glue! 
This was a repost from 2010!

16 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Hello Bernideen... your teeny teacups are precious! I too had little teaparties as a little girl and still have several of my little teacups as well... I grew up in the 50's as well... such an innocent time, I wish we could go back to... xoxo Julie Marie

A Hopeful Heart said...

What a lovely thing to collect as a child. I didn't start collecting teacups until well into adulthood. As a result of my love for teacups, though, my daughter's collection began when she was 13.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cups.

Have a blessed day,
Patti

Marilyn said...

Those are such sweet reminders of your childhood. My aunt's tea set became mine and the cups are gone but I still have the plates, sugar bowl, creamer, and teapot. I think, as farmers, we were "too poor" to collect fancy, pretty things. However, I did inherit lots from my grandmother!! Thanks for sharing. ♥♫

Rizzi said...

I REMEMBER THOSE DAYS, I TOO GREW UP BACK THEN. EVERY LITTLE GIRL HAD A TEA SET. I HAD SO MUCH FUN. YOUR TEACUPS ARE SO DARLING. HAVE A NICE DAY. RIZZI

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2010 said...

I wish I still had mine! Every now and then I see a few on eBay with identical patterns that I had and have to resist the urge to buy them. One day I will give in! ;)

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Hi Bernideen...I have been wanting to start collecting demitasse cups and saucers...I think serving a chilled fruit soup in them would be darling! You have a precious collection...Did your mom like collecting tea things...or was it just something "inside" of you all along? I didn't wake up to the tea world until I was introduced to the loveliness of it in the 90's...sorry I didn't wake up sooner...I can only imagine the collection I would have by now! (smiles). Thanks for sharing, it's always fun to see your posts. Donna

Marilyn said...

Love your teacup collection. Displaying them on the cake plate is so pretty. My mother always wanted me to collect teacups as a girl, I only got one and then now regret getting rid of it. Oh well, I have enough now to make up for it. My mother would love it.

Angela McRae said...

I wasn't into tea as a child, so I think it's wonderful you have these great mementos of childhood! Beautiful!

Anne Fannie said...

I LOVE your teacups! I also collect them and I just love to look at all the different ones there are!
Happy Pink Saturday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love demitasse cups, Bernideen, and I was blessed to inherit quite a few from my family. Plus, I've added to the collection. Yours are lovely. Don't they just make you smile?

Hope you are having a very Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What delightful teeney teacups, Bernideen! Thank you for sharing them with us.

~~Carol~~ said...

What lovely keepsakes from your childhood! It's obvious you've taken good care of them!

Beverly said...

Just stopping by to wish you Happy Pink Saturday, Bernideen.

I hope you enjoy being one of the featured blogs today.

[email protected] said...

What a darling collection. I grew up pretty much then...but didnt have the tea cup collection though was very envious of them.

Such a femine treat.

Thanks for sharing -- and proud to be featured along with you today with all our Pink friends.

Have the best!

Stop by some time --- would love for you to join in with us on Fridays for finding beauty.

Hugs!
Claudia

Vee said...

Such a nice presentation of tea cups on a cake platter. Might have to snag that idea. I wish that I had been collecting something that nice as a girl. I'm afraid that I was more a collector of frivolities.

Burt Princeton said...

Thanks you for sharing this delightful tea cups presentation.