Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday's Notecard


Wisdom is the principal thing; 
therefore get wisdom: 

and with all thy getting

 get understanding.

Proverbs 4:7

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hello Hertel Jacobs via African Heritage....What Happened to Wednesday?

Monday was a Holiday.... and then I sipped Tea on Tuesday.   But where was I on Wednesday!!! LOL

Oh well, it was like the warm blood running through my veins.   It was time for me to take a drive - antique junk-hunting that is!   And for my newest passion!  And boy oh boy did I find a beauty!   The bottom label said Hertel Jacobs China (Barvaria Germany)!

And I consider it a very unusual find!   I'd love to hear from a hundred other collectors if you have this set!   I surveyed the Replacements site... but it was a bit much and not enough descriptors.

I googles out "warrior with spear", African man, Black Collectible,.... jungle-dance-spear-Black Man??

None the less and all the more . . . .

The cup shape is almost triangular --- the first in my collection!
Now.....  PTL  ... who would have thought I could have found my African American Heritage in a tea-cup!   I think I'll ad this post to my Family genealogy blog (Lest We Forget) !!!

Porzellfabrik Hertel, Jacob & Co. G.m.b.H. (1913 until 1979)

The Hertel, Jacob & Co. factory was closed shortly before 1980 ....

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tuesday Tea Cup via Memorial Day ~ May 2014

Here's my life in pictures . . . 

The smooth silver handle, the cup mouth is wide and flowing.... 
Castleton China @ home !! 

 or @ work . . . .  Purchased the teal blue-green cups at an Estate Sale last April 2014.   I've also seen the pretty pink Castleton China  ... and was tempted to buy a cup or two!!!  But a-las; I resisted for the time being!

Delightful ! !  
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Tea Time Tuesday
A Delightsome Life

Bev’s TeaCup of Life !

Friday, May 16, 2014

Treasures with No Name ~

Garage Sale Friday    ....

My guideline and descriptives are . .   soft silky smooth drinking edges, no chips... (No Name-no less my treasure of the day!)  A real bargain @ $2.00 !

Yes, I certainly needed this to hold my tea packets and spoon..... pretty gold was a little worn.  But the Velveteen Rabbit said "all worn out... is all loved out!!!"   Makes me smile!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Isn't She Lovely... ! aka Stevie Wonder !

"The World becomes a lovely thing!
There's beauty as you'll see;
All because you briefly stopped . . .
To brew a cup of tea."  
Traditional verse

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Comfort Tea ~ Tuesday Tea Time

Hello Fellow Tea Drinkers.....   Regarding the highs and lows of life.....

The Holiday was a treasure....  but there's always a thief waiting in the wings.  So I'm sharing this little saying that literally saved me from insanity.   Just let me say.... it may sound horrendous but I am oh so frank - - - I've been married 40 yrs plus.... and I really don't know how I'm gonna make the next 50-60 yr mark!   I might have to shoot the old boy....

But the tea pot poem ever-so-simply says.....

"Tea steeps..... and I retreat"
and thus I retreated back into a place of grace & sanity.....    sipping until desired inner strength was reached !!!
Comfort Tea
my gift of sanity to each of you today!
Thank You Lord~God!

2 Tablespoons self-kindness
½ teaspoon time in nature
3 pinches permission to relax
One dash letting to
Finish with dollop of grace
Sip until desired inner strength is reached.
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A Delightsome Life

Bev’s TeaCup of Life !

Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday Mor'nin . . . .Keep Calm ! !

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalms 139:14 -

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Great Tea Cups @ A Garage Sale!

Shout for Joy!....   Guy asked me what am I collecting.  I said Tea Cups... He says "well, They are $5.00 each but for the both. they're 2 For $8.00!"

SOLD.....two cup and saucer sets...... need I say more!!!
Royal Vale...........................   It was always my habit to drink from a light cup that I can see the bottom of what I'm drinking.  So I don't really like flowers and print inside my cups!   This larger handle and shape fits my hand nicely!

 Royal Windsor.................  no nicks, chips, scratches.... smooth and pretty@ and drinkable!

I googled around and will share information on these later.... with more show and tell on my display!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tea Time ~ 2 Live Simply !

All Things Royal !

It's the First Tuesday in the Month of May.......2014      ~  

And last night... I danced in my chair.... for the world to see.... in Downtown Oklahoma City @ our Thunder Game!  Sideways...Upside down...yippee!!

And today.... with equally supreme joy!!!  (Thank you Lord) !!!  I drink from an overflowing cup of thankfullness and joy in the simple things in life!!!

 I'm a little mystified that this cup does not say "REGAL SERIES" as I googled out several other collectors across the web???   
But, I'm partially over that.

You see me! Enjoying my te @ work today!   My really, really favorite color is BLACK!
Yep... in so may ways!

I'm linked with Rose Chintz Cottage

Won't you join us for Tea  ~  Peacefully submitted


Tipping my teacup....

To the stolen girls of Nigeria......   Peace !!!

This little beauty is abt $24.00 @ the 50th Western Antique shop!

I'm resisting the instant urge to purchase single teacups....
After all -- like shoes (which I don't collect)... ---
A person can only wear one pair at a time... 
and I can only drink out of one cup at a time!

So, I'm kinda holding off on buying... collecting.  PLUS - I have to get a SHOWCASE for my cups!

AND who knows... the price my go on sale (or another such item might appear)!

These wonderful collectibles (below) were @ the...  I'm hoping I remember right...

Gosh, where did I photo... these intend-to-buy items...!!! ???

Wishing..... (things would be) Well .... for Our GIRLS!

Admist the calm and freedom of my life.....   the call for freedom and justice.... IS!
I see such simple beauty in her eyes.......  
much like my great-grandmother Lucinda Smith (born abt 1848- died unknown abt 1905)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happy Czech Tea-Thursday!

Soon I will be done....
 (as the old Negro spiritual used t say...)   with the troubles of de'world!

Soon I will be done with my overdosing of excitement of this phase of my life

I found this expensive large wooden table @ $125 on N Western Ave @ an antique shop....  
Maybe later in life!

But this is the lovely Czech  Bernadotte Procelain Expresson Cup/Saucer I bought!

Wildlife series:  I got the bunny rabbit!    It was marked half off of $24.00 price tag!

 I decided this will be my "AT HOME" teacup!   I'm thinking about sending my TX sister-girlfriend a special Teacup gift to start off her retirement!  
I'd really love to engage my women-friends in the tea-time - oft lost social activity!
A great means of slowing down to live each day fully - simple beauty!!!